Elk Hunter

8" Brown 400G

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Elk Hunter

8" Brown 400G

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A legend among serious Northwest hunters, the USA made Danner Elk Hunter features premium leathers and a GORE-TEX® liner to deliver all the comfort and performance you need for days in the field.
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A legend among serious Northwest hunters

Back by popular demand, the legendary Elk Hunter is 100% USA made with premium full-grain leather and our patented Danner Bob self-cleaning outsole. Its classic lace-to-toe design has been a hallmark among serious Northwest hunters for generations. Built with 400G Thinsulate™ Ultra Insulation and a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX liner to keep you dry and comfortable no matter what conditions you encounter. And the rugged, stitchdown platform provides added stability for climbing steep canyons and crossing muddy streams. Fully recraftable, the Elk Hunter will be with you season after season.

Full-Grain Leather Upper
To ensure its quality, we put our leather through nine different tests before making our selection. Our full-grain leathers are the strongest and most durable form of leather.
GORE-TEX® (GTX)
100% waterproof and breathable, GORE-TEX® liners ensure that no water gets in, while allowing sweat and moisture to get out.
400G Thinsulate Ultra Insulation
High-performance insulation that keeps you warmer in weather down to around 35 degrees.
Danner Bob® Outsole
Ranked among the world's best hunting outsoles due to its popularity with upland bird hunters and adaptability to earl and late season terrains.
Stitchdown Construction
Handcrafted to provide a wider platform, our legendary stitchdown construction offers increased stability underfoot. Many of our stitchdown boots can be recrafted.
How It Fits
The 650 last offers a sleek, slender profile with a more narrow fit. Boots on this last tend to fit those with a more narrow foot better than those with a wider foot. This ensures a snug fit for terrain and activities that demand support and stability. If you do have a wider foot, we recommend ordering an "EE" (wide) in this style.
Recraftable
Extend the life of your boot with our recrafting services. This boot is eligible for a number of services, including part replacement, leather care and restitching. See our Recrafting page.

Specifications

Style
61021
Weight
64 oz per pair
Height
8"
Insulation
400G Thinsulate Ultra
Color
Brown
Shank
Fiberglass
Last Type
650
Waterproof
Yes
Liner
GORE-TEX
Outsole
Danner Bob
Recraftable
Yes
Manufacturing
Made in USA
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Made in USA

This classification of manufacturing is our promise that this product was built from top to bottom in our Portland, Ore. factory. Our USA Made boots are built with the same commitment to superior craftsmanship that we’ve been known for since 1932.

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Designed to complement our boots and held to the same high quality standards.

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Elk Hunter 8" Brown 400G
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Hunting (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty impressive!

I bought these boots in July and did not expect whatever the groundhog equivalent of Summer to see it's shadow and say "sorry folks 6 more weeks of summer!". That...Read complete review

I bought these boots in July and did not expect whatever the groundhog equivalent of Summer to see it's shadow and say "sorry folks 6 more weeks of summer!". That said, I haven't had a chance to put these boots to some real world use until now.

I didn't get a chance to give these a proper break in either, other than pacing around the house/backyard for 20-30min until my feet were sweating because it's 95* outside.

Fast forward to a couple weekends ago, I finally laced em up for real, flew to Montana and took these Elk Hunters, elk hunting! First day was 28* with a 1ft of snow on the ground. We did just over 17 miles and around 4,000ft of climbing. 2nd day, the weather decided it would be a good idea to rain, hail, and snow all within a 3 hour period and cut our day short since all the game decided to bed down. Still clocked in around 11 miles 2,800ft of climbing.

No need for some crazy hiking socks that could double as leg warmers, just some smartwool crew socks and I had some dry, warm, comfy piggies all day. The 400g insulation is a must have if you're going to be trudging around in snow or rainy slushy terrain.

Now, if you're stuck in the confines of southern california, like me... you'll know that while temps in the 50's are considered "freezing", the insulation might be a bit unnecessary since it never really gets cold enough here to need it. You'll probably want to get the ones without the insulation.

Overall, I'm pretty d*mn impressed with these boots. Literally no break in time, and in the 2 days of hiking the rigorous trails of the Montana high country, not once did i think "man, my feet are killing me", or worry about rolling an ankle. No hot spots either, which for me, is unheard of when getting a new pair of boots.

My only regret is not living somewhere with a colder climate so I could wear these more than a couple weeks a year.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comfortable, but poorly constructed

I bought these last season to use for colder weather hunts. These are the third pair of Danner Boots I have owned, although, the first pair in their hunting line. I returned my...Read complete review

I bought these last season to use for colder weather hunts. These are the third pair of Danner Boots I have owned, although, the first pair in their hunting line. I returned my first pair of casual boots and bought another model which are terribly uncomfortable. I really wanted to give these a shot so I found a pair, tried them on and loved them. They fit great and are very soft on the foot! UNFORTUNATELY you can't judge quality by comfort. Do not wear these anywhere mud lives. The mud builds up on these things like crazy, taking an already heavy boot and making them much heavier. After my first 2 days in the field the soles on both boots started peeling back at the toe. It got so bad that I ended up packing in the hunt early due to about 4" of sole flopping around the bottom of the boot, collecting dirt, sticks, etc. every step I took. When I got home, cleaned them up and contacted Danner to see about getting them replaced or repaired. When I did the answer I received was "use Shoe Goo". For almost $300 I'd say it's fair to expect a higher quality boot, and after 3 pairs of different Danners I'd expect at least one pair to meet my expectations in both comfort and quality. I'm not saying don't buy them, Maybe I have had a run of bad luck with Danner boots... I'm just saying I won't buy them anymore.

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Comfortable, but poorly constructed

By I'll stick with Red Wing

from Utah

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Poorly constructed

Best Uses

    Comments about Elk Hunter 8" Brown 400G:

    I bought these last season to use for colder weather hunts. These are the third pair of Danner Boots I have owned, although, the first pair in their hunting line. I returned my first pair of casual boots and bought another model which are terribly uncomfortable. I really wanted to give these a shot so I found a pair, tried them on and loved them. They fit great and are very soft on the foot! UNFORTUNATELY you can't judge quality by comfort. Do not wear these anywhere mud lives. The mud builds up on these things like crazy, taking an already heavy boot and making them much heavier. After my first 2 days in the field the soles on both boots started peeling back at the toe. It got so bad that I ended up packing in the hunt early due to about 4" of sole flopping around the bottom of the boot, collecting dirt, sticks, etc. every step I took. When I got home, cleaned them up and contacted Danner to see about getting them replaced or repaired. When I did the answer I received was "use Shoe Goo". For almost $300 I'd say it's fair to expect a higher quality boot, and after 3 pairs of different Danners I'd expect at least one pair to meet my expectations in both comfort and quality. I'm not saying don't buy them, Maybe I have had a run of bad luck with Danner boots... I'm just saying I won't buy them anymore.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    elk hunters

    By Idaho elkhunter

    from north Idaho

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Elk Hunter 8" Brown 400G:

    glad to see these boots back. me and my friends desperately looked everywhere when cabelas quit selling them. this has been our go-to boot for elk hunting , bear hunting and all other hunts. they wear like moccasins . extremely quiet and durable. tough boots and very quit for stalking. my P.h. in Africa was upset with me when I showed up in "American big hunting boots" but was soon surprised how quiet a 200lb man can be stalking. thank you Danner for bringing them back but we need to see the 600gr ones too.

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    • No

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Jury was out for Danner Elk Hunters

    By Hells Canyon Elk Addict

    from Nine Mile Falls, WA

    Pros

    • Bobbed sole is a must. Comfort of fit broke in.

    Cons

    • Break In Time

    Best Uses

    • Hunting and Work have my vote.

    Comments about Elk Hunter 8" Brown 400G:

    To be honest, the jury was out for me on the Elk Hunters. I grew up wearing White Boots until I bought a pair of Raptors off of Ebay4 years ago. I fell in love with my Raptors immediately. They seemed to be the perfect boot for elk hunting Hells Canyon. After wearing my Raptors everywhere, they became a bit tattered. I didn't have time to get them reconditioned nor were Raptors available to purchase. They have become a discontinued boot by Danner. I almost pulled the string on a set of Canadians multiple times but didn't. Then one day I noticed Danner brought back the Elk Hunter's by popular demand. As you can guess, I bought them. I am not a rookie when it comes to boots. I prepped the leather with Danner's boot cream and wore them for weeks in advance before hiking in Hells Canyon elk hunting. After the first two days in Hells Canyon, I soon learned I didn't break them in enough. I reverted back to my Raptors for the next few days of hunting to give my feet a break from the break in. I put the Elk Hunters back on and busted brush for twelve hours. Side hilling, assent, decent, creeks and what ever else came at me. I was relacing to tighten them up. I knew I was at the point of break in. I was able to put an insole in them when I got back to the camper and a smile came across my face when I put them back on. I can honestly say I love the boots and am a Danner convert as well as a Danner promoter.

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    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pretty impressive!

    By Bill Carson

    from LA, CA

    Pros

    • Great traction
    • Quick break in
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hunting/hiking

      Comments about Elk Hunter 8" Brown 400G:

      I bought these boots in July and did not expect whatever the groundhog equivalent of Summer to see it's shadow and say "sorry folks 6 more weeks of summer!". That said, I haven't had a chance to put these boots to some real world use until now.

      I didn't get a chance to give these a proper break in either, other than pacing around the house/backyard for 20-30min until my feet were sweating because it's 95* outside.

      Fast forward to a couple weekends ago, I finally laced em up for real, flew to Montana and took these Elk Hunters, elk hunting! First day was 28* with a 1ft of snow on the ground. We did just over 17 miles and around 4,000ft of climbing. 2nd day, the weather decided it would be a good idea to rain, hail, and snow all within a 3 hour period and cut our day short since all the game decided to bed down. Still clocked in around 11 miles 2,800ft of climbing.

      No need for some crazy hiking socks that could double as leg warmers, just some smartwool crew socks and I had some dry, warm, comfy piggies all day. The 400g insulation is a must have if you're going to be trudging around in snow or rainy slushy terrain.

      Now, if you're stuck in the confines of southern california, like me... you'll know that while temps in the 50's are considered "freezing", the insulation might be a bit unnecessary since it never really gets cold enough here to need it. You'll probably want to get the ones without the insulation.

      Overall, I'm pretty d*mn impressed with these boots. Literally no break in time, and in the 2 days of hiking the rigorous trails of the Montana high country, not once did i think "man, my feet are killing me", or worry about rolling an ankle. No hot spots either, which for me, is unheard of when getting a new pair of boots.

      My only regret is not living somewhere with a colder climate so I could wear these more than a couple weeks a year.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Hunting boot ever!

      By IdahoDAG

      from Ukiah CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting

          Comments about Elk Hunter 8" Brown 400G:

          I am very pleased that Danner is still making this boot. I have used this boot purchased from Cabela's for many years. All over the Rocky Mountains, i.e. Idaho, Montana & Wyoming as well as four back pack hunts in Alaska. I use the uninsulated version hunting blacktail in California and have used the uninsulated twice in Tanzania and once in South Africa.

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