Under Armour women’s Tactical Boots – TOP 3
It was probably around this time last year that we first compiled the guide on the best tactical boots made by Under Armour. The Valsetz RTS has been coming on top of each update (bi-monthly) ever since and it looks like it’s staying there.
So, without ado, presenting the best rated UA tac boot:
We remember the process because we kept getting requests from the female part of our audience and kept telling them the same thing up to that point – that we don’t have enough data to go on.
We also remember it because it took some convincing for Melissa, one of our team members and a review editor, to do it…especially since she is more of a trail runner gal. It was tense around the office for a few days, let’s just leave it at that.
Those of you who know how the rating system on Sole works know that a part of the equation are the user reviews. For that part to “work” we’ve set some standards in regards to the number of reviews we need before we rate a boot (100+) and at least 1 review by a featured tester (expert we buy the boots for in exchange for his opinions and ratings).
But for this guide we made an exception, we are going with the data we’ve got, and the only boot on the list that meets the reviewing standards is also the best rated Under Armour women’s tactical boot since we first compiled the guide:
So, getting back to the matter at hand, listing the TOP 3 best rated tac boots made by UA for women.
TOP 3 best-rated UA Women’s tactical boots:
|UA Valsetz RTS||94 / 100|
|UA Women's Bozeman||89 / 100|
|UA Brow Tine Women's 800||88 / 100|
Anyway, let’s move on with it and get to the digest reviews of each of the boots.
Here’s what to expect:
- Info sheet on each of the boots
- PROs and CONs as shared by the users and our testers in their reviews and
- Rating in 10 categories and an Overall Rating
Let’s get to it by “dissecting” the best rated boot:
Review of the UA Valsetz RTS tac boot:
The info sheet as Under Armour shared it:
- Synthetic materials (textile and leather used for the uppers)
- Lightest tactical and work boot out there at only 0.9 pounds
- Patented weld of the upper edge – optimized for abrasion resistance
- Second-skin technology (Clutch Fit) for added ankle support
- Middle part of the foot supported by TPU shanks
- Microfoam in the midsoles for cushioning and increased move-ability
The PROs from users and testers reviews:
- I’ve always had trouble finding a good work boot for women and these babies are a blessing, by far the comfiest and lightest pair I’ve owned
- Arrived in two days and broke in within a day, so far so good
- When I first put these boots on after my old steel-toed boot I felt like I was wearing trail sneakers, it’s incredibly light
- I was skeptic about the materials after receiving them thinking that nothing this light can last. It’s 6 months in and they are the same…very durable, especially for the weight and construction
- I’ve had ankle problem since high school basketball and my job today calls for walking and standing for 10 hours a day, so finding the right footwear was always an issue. The Under Armour Valsetz was my solution – very supportive around the ankles and lightweight. This is my 2nd pair after abusing my first down to a pulp for 2 years
- I am in law enforcement and, over the years, I’ve developed Plantar Fasciitis. This boot helped me to almost eliminate the pain
- It’s a great fit and adjust to the shape of my feet, I’ve always used an additional insole until I got these based on a friend’s recommendation
- Very flexible boot and they break-in within hours
- They look so cool, nothing like clunky and heavy Banes I use to wear until I got these
- These are great for working the field in a hot climate. They walk and breathe well…
- The perfect boot for a female soldier. Light and amazingly flexible…
- If you’ve ever worn UGGs, this boot walks and feels very similar. It’s light and seamless, like walking on a cloud…
- If you need a boot for demanding and long working hours, look no further. I work security and have worn maybe half a dozen of tac boots over the years and nothing compares to how flexible and most of all, light, this Under Armour is
- After reading reviews of the Valsetz for women and see all the raving reviews about it being the best women’s military and duty boot, it seemed like they are too good to be true but I ordered one anyway. Two months in, I don’t regret a single penny, these are great for anything from climbing, hiking to walking through high prairie grass
- I use these as hiking boots and let me tell you, if they are standing tall against the rigors of Southern Utah, they are up for any challenge
- They do run I’d say half a size large so bear that in mind when getting these, but I work 12 hours shifts and my feet feel good at the end of the day so that more than makes up for the fact that I had to replace them and go a size down…
- After getting the UA Valsetz in black, I got them in sand and green and I think that says it all. I love them, just the right balance between weight and support for a work or duty boot
- Hands down the best tactical boot for women out there, outs every pair I ever owned to shame
- Although it doesn’t say it on the box, I’ve worn these in the snow for hours. I can’t say that they’re warm but they did keep my feet dry…
- I’ll be specific, after trying pretty much everything that’s out there I can say that only Under Armour makes good tactical boots for women. Until I got these, I had to settle for men’s models, which were never really right…
The negatives from the reviews – the CONS:
- I work construction and these do feel light like people say in their reviews, what they don’t say that this is not a durable boot. I’m seeing signs of wear and tear and it’s been just 6 months. If your job is demanding and you need something durable, I suggest you keep looking…
- This sole is not built for sharp objects as “tactical” would suggest, it’s too soft…
- I had to return and replace mine with a half size smaller pair, they run large
- I was excited and really wanted to love these shoes but I guess the lightness comes at a cost, the sole is slowly losing its shape after a few months and I can feel it. They do wear well, but for the price, I would expect a more durable boot…
- The meshy part on the sides is wearing down and looks like it’s thinning. I also wish they had these with a size zip like the men’s model of the Valsetz.
Overall Ratings of the UA Women’s Valsetz
Review of the Under Armour Women’s Bozeman tactical boot
The fact sheet of the UA Bozeman tactical:
- Materials – leather (suede) and synthetics (nylon 1000d) for the uppers
- Patented scent elimination and anti-bacteria technologies used for the lining
- Sockliner – molded Ortholite ™
- Midsole – light EVA + TPU shanks (lightweight and stable)
- Toe and heel protection (hard stretched rubber)
PROs from reviews by users and testers:
- Great support and protection, these are all I hoped for
- Solid boot and a good balance between the support that I need for my job and the weight.
- Good insulation, it’s pretty much weather-resistant and feels the same whether it’s winter pheasant hunting or a warm spring day in the field
- Spot on with the size which is always an issue when I’m ordering my footwear online…
- They look much heavier in the pictures, so I was hesitant about getting these; I’m tired of feeling like I’m walking around with bricks tied to my feet. Anyway, I am pleasantly surprised by how light these are
- I love how these wrap around my feet and ankle, they feel very safe for around a construction site
- I love the colorful design, they look great even with just a pair of jeans…
- The best hunting boots I’ve ever owned. Amazing support for such a light boot and the insulation is great. A very warm boot…
- I like that the sole has good traction still does not carry mud…
- Takes time to break-in, I’ve had them for weeks and they still feel like new boots
- I developed blisters with these, they’re too rigid and take too much time to break in…
- There’s a design flaw with the lacing system – the sharp of the first eyelet at the ankle area cuts into the lace and splits the nylon open. I had to replace the laces 6 months into wearing the boot
- These are not waterproof, even the dew gets in and you’ll feel the soaking feet pretty fast…
Category and overall ratings:
Review of Under Armour Brow Tine Women’s 800 tactical and hunting boot
The specs as provide by UA:
- Materials – a combo of synthetics and full-grain leather makes for a light and breathable boot
- Superior insulation – 800 grams of insulation materials (UA trademark Primaloft)
- Lining optimized for keeping the body heat in (trademark – Infrared Coldgear)
- Waterproof but breathable GoreTex
- Extra toe protection – rigid rubber
PROs the owners shared in their reviews:
- Very light for the support and protection they provide.
- I used to wear men’s boots and that gave me all sorts of problems including Plantar Fasciitis that bugs me to date but this season I said no and decided to get myself a proper lady boot. It makes all the difference in the world, my heel pain is almost gone…
- Amazing how well insulated these are and how well they walk on bumpy terrains even in the rough Kansas hunting grounds
- It’s only when I got these that I realized that the 800 stand for 800 grams of insulation. It does add a bit of weight but when you hit the winter trails, it’s worth it…
- Super comfortable and flexible for such a sturdy boot, I especially like the way the ankle area cushions around and keeps the ankle stable on ascents and descents
- Amazingly warm, I got these for winter elk hunting in Idaho and they were worth every penny…
- This is a heavy boot so keep that in mind and unless you need them for extreme cold and wet, I’d suggest finding another tactical boot.
- Too sturdy for my taste, they gave me heel blisters the first day and I haven’t worn them ever since. I think this one is going back and I’ll keep looking
- These UA are too heavy, feels like I have bricks attached to my feet
- The stitching is coming apart and I only had these for 2 months, I’d expect more for the price…
Final Ratings of the Brow Tine
As we mentioned, these is very little material to work with in this guide, not many tactical models by Under Armour and even less user feedback to rate the models.
Strictly speaking, the Valsetz for women is the only “true” tactical boot on the list. It’s also the only one to meet our sample size criteria, so we’ll just go ahead and say it – the Valsetz RTS for ladies is at the top and we see no change on the horizon.
It’s the only boot that’s tactical in terms that it can be used as a duty or combat boot and that’s also something to keep in mind.
Stay safe and choose well,
The Sole Labz team
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