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USMC Rat

Mojave Gore-Tex

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Rugged all-terrain and built with nothing but the best materials, the Danner® USMC RAT stands ready for any mission, any environment, any time.
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Ready for any mission, any environment, any time.

Developed side by side with the United States Marine Corps, the RAT (Rugged All Terrain) earned its name among elite warfighters as being the only proven USMC rugged all terrain boot available. Precisely crafted with a highly durable nubuck leather, a tear resistant 1000 Denier nylon, an abrasion-resistant polyurethane reinforced heel and toe cap and an advanced Vibram 360 Dri Ice outsole, the RAT embodies Danner's commitment to crafting higher standards. We recommend women select 1.5 to 2 full sizes down for correct fit.

Nubuck Leather & 1000 Denier Nylon Upper
For superior abrasion- and scuff-resistance, we use full grain nubuck leather combined with lightweight, breathable Denier nylon. This combination offers some of the best protection in cold and wet environments.
GORE-TEX® (GTX)
100% waterproof and breathable, GORE-TEX® liners ensure that no water gets in, while allowing sweat and moisture to get out.
USMC Certified
Developed side by side with the United States Marine Corps, the RAT (Rugged All Terrain) earned its name among elite warfighters as being the only proven USMC rugged all terrain boot available.
Speed Lace System
Our special hardware allows you to tighten from toe to top with one swift tug for a secure, tight fit.
Vibram® 360 Dri Ice Outsole
An advanced lug design combined with Vibram's Dri-Ice compound keeps this outsole flexible and stable in extreme cold.
Extended Sizes
To accommodate more people, we've made this boot in extended sizes. We recommend women select 1.5 to 2 full sizes down for correct fit.
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 610 is our most universal last and can be worn by all foot shapes and sizes. It provides a snug fit through the heel while allowing ample toe room for most versatile fit. This allows more support and side-to-side movement.
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
15660X
Weight
70 oz per pair
Height
8"
Insulated
No
Insulation
Non-Insulated
Color
Mojave
Footbed
PU
Shank
Fiberglass
Last Type
610
Waterproof
Yes
Liner
GORE-TEX®
Outsole
Vibram 360 Dri Ice
Recraftable
Yes
Manufacturing
Made in USA
Toe Protection
Plain Toe
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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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Customer Reviews

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USMC Rat 8" Mojave GTX
 
4.5

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Waterproof (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Comfort (6)
  • Rugged (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hiking (13)
  • Everyday (5)
  • Hunting (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Please take your time to read this.

I have many pair of USMC issued boots. I have Bates, Belleville, and now Danners. I honestly just got the pair of R.A.T. and I can't go wrong with them!! I...Read complete review

I have many pair of USMC issued boots. I have Bates, Belleville, and now Danners. I honestly just got the pair of R.A.T. and I can't go wrong with them!! I honestly believe that they are the greatest boots I've ever owned. I love all my boots. but Danner, I believe u have the upper hand in this moment. by the way the boot is constructed you can tell they put a lot of love, and time into them. Right out of the box they felt and feel great. today I wore them with jeans. they look pretty nice! another thing i would love to point out is the E.G.A. on them its much different then the other boots its not stamped on with paint. its actually been made with a molding. therefor they won't wear off or with time fade away and will always remain on the boot. Now they are a little wide and look like you have big feet! I don't believe theres anything wrong or bad to say about the boot. Im considering buying a second pair but for Hot weather. I recommend everyone to get them you can't go wrong. NOW!! the only thing i would like to say is if you're getting a pair of Winter aka Tempered Boots get them a Half size bigger. why? I wear 9R and these are 9.5 and feel snug on me. but besides that they are outstanding! I believe every Marine should have AT LEAST One pair!! Thank you for your time. Semper Fi

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This product is a standard average boot with normal wear and tear lifecycle. Sewing a patch of leather over high wear areas of the boot not only detracts from a professional image in uniform,...Read complete review

This product is a standard average boot with normal wear and tear lifecycle. Sewing a patch of leather over high wear areas of the boot not only detracts from a professional image in uniform, it did not extend the life of the entire boot. Eyelets, sole and natural creases all shown signs of compromise six months after continuous daily where while in Afghanistan. 20+ years and yes....infantry (0331).

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(62 of 65 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Won me over after all

By NCDevilDog

from North Carolina, worn in OEF

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Support
  • Indestructable
  • Rugged sole

Cons

  • Hot
  • Laces

Best Uses

  • Combat
  • Hiking
  • Road march humping

Comments about USMC Rat 8" Mojave GTX:

Let's be honest; when I got these they didn't have speed laces, weren't called "RAT" didn't have the EGA (Marine Eagle, Globe and Anchor) on them, and were a prototype boot issued my Marine Corps Systems Command to try to get a rugged boot to deal with Afghanistan's harsh terrain. They were based on Danner's old "Raptor" hunting boot, were not built on the 650 last, and were issued kind of ad hoc. but i got a pair, and at first I was stoked. Then I saw them. And I hated them.

I LOVE Danner's. I was darn near in tears when I had to put up my old black Acadia's (which I still own and hunt and hike in) when the Corps went to coyote brown boots back a few years ago. When Danner was authorized to make USMC boots in the new color they were not the same boots I had grown to love. To get these my hopes were high that they would be the Acadia, just in the new color. Needless to say I was shocked and disappointed. They didn't come with an airthotic, they had some cheap foam insole, they didn't have the built in foot bed of the Acadia/Ft. Lewis line, and they just plain looked weird with the low in the back upper and cheesy thin laces. And they were a PAIN to lace up and get tight with the original eyelets. Oh well, I took them, packed them, and broke them out in a little place called Bastion. To say that place is far out and a bit rugged is an understatement. And it was the place we went to rest and refit.

After about a month I started wearing these boots, then called "Mountain Cold Weather Boot" everyday. After about 2 months they were the only boot I would take on long missions. And then one day about 5 months into the deployment it hit me. They were still there! In one piece! And still looked decent after you hosed the dust off them! Last time I had been in Afghanistan I literally ripped up 2 pairs of USMC Jungle/Desert boots. They were just shredded. These beautiful ugly boots had taken all this punishment and lasted through the whole thing. I ended up finishing the deployment in them and took them home. And I couldn't believe how good they looked after I hosed and scrubbed them when I got home. I even too them back over a second time, only to have to part with them after a good friends wound stained them to the point I couldn't bare to look at them anymore. It's OK though; the Corps gave me a new pair of these "RAT" boots. Same boot, different bells and whistles. I would still love a USMC approved Acadia, and an option to get one with thisulate, but if the hills of Now Zad do not break these things nothing will. I have 2 pair now, and I'm looking forward to getting the "hot" kind to use in the summer. We'll see how they do. great job Danner. You one this old warhorse over.

(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Please take your time to read this.

By USMCsanchez

from Nj

Comments about USMC Rat 8" Mojave GTX:

I have many pair of USMC issued boots. I have Bates, Belleville, and now Danners. I honestly just got the pair of R.A.T. and I can't go wrong with them!! I honestly believe that they are the greatest boots I've ever owned. I love all my boots. but Danner, I believe u have the upper hand in this moment. by the way the boot is constructed you can tell they put a lot of love, and time into them. Right out of the box they felt and feel great. today I wore them with jeans. they look pretty nice! another thing i would love to point out is the E.G.A. on them its much different then the other boots its not stamped on with paint. its actually been made with a molding. therefor they won't wear off or with time fade away and will always remain on the boot. Now they are a little wide and look like you have big feet! I don't believe theres anything wrong or bad to say about the boot. Im considering buying a second pair but for Hot weather. I recommend everyone to get them you can't go wrong. NOW!! the only thing i would like to say is if you're getting a pair of Winter aka Tempered Boots get them a Half size bigger. why? I wear 9R and these are 9.5 and feel snug on me. but besides that they are outstanding! I believe every Marine should have AT LEAST One pair!! Thank you for your time. Semper Fi

(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I waited 20 years for these boots.

By Not as Lean, but still as Mean

from Kodiak, AK

Verified Reviewer

Comments about USMC Rat 8" Mojave GTX:

After 20 years in the Marine Corps, I was finally issued the boot I should have had from the start. I had tried all brands of boots, the worst were some running shoe type that I tried to wear out in the field. The soft sole would roll out from under me on steep side hills, and I would end up rolling down the hill. Not very tactical. I was issued a pair of Acadias in 1992, and they were good boots, took a lot of abuse, and helped me through both the winter and summer Mountain Leader Courses. All the rock climbing finally did them in.
I was issued a prototype of the RAT boot in 2006, and was impressed right away. I wore them on a Ruck March in -10 degree weather, and knew then they were what I should have been issued 20 years earlier. The regular issue boot soles froze when it got below zero, and were like trying to walk with frozen plastic on your feet, because that's what they were. I never deployed with these boots. I retired in 2008, but I have worn these boots all over Montana, Alaska, and Washington state, and will be sending them in to get re-soled. They are the best boots I have ever owned. A Marine's boots are the tool he uses the most. These are the best tool for the job.

(25 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best boots ever.....Seriously

By Marine NCO

from Camp Pendleton, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable durable

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Everything

Comments about USMC Rat 8" Mojave GTX:

I was issued these boots for use in Afghanistan and loved them. By far the most comfortable and rugged boot I have ever owned. Danner has always made the best stuff and has really made a winner here. People were questioning the toe and heel caps at first, but because of them they are way easier to clean and they dont get ruined like every other suede boot toe.

(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Buy Them!!!!!!!

By Hoss

from Bangor, Maine

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Re-craftable
  • Short break in time
  • Solid Construction
  • Speedlace
  • Toe and heel caps
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • A little warm for summer
  • Wet traction

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Hiking
  • Motorcycling
  • Work

Comments about USMC Rat 8" Mojave GTX:

As former Marine I understand the value of a good pair of boots. Danner definatly hit a home run with these.
Over the last two weekends I have put on about 17 miles of trail hiking in these. The first trip I was on it was raining and where the trail didnt have 4-6 inches of standing water it was buried in mud. My hiking partners at first had thought I was nuts when I told them what I had paid for these boots. But 9 miles of mud and water later when I had dry feet and they were soaked my boots didnt seem so crazy any more.
The second weekend we made a neck deep swamp crossing. Obviously my feet got wet on that trip but once on the other side I dumped the water out, removed the insoles, wrang them out and changed socks and was good to go.
If I have to say something bad about them it is that they are a little slick on hard wet surfaces. And my feet tend to sweat a bit in them. But small prices to pay for a solid boot.
It took about a week of everyday wear to get them broken in. But that is about average for most boots I have owned.
Bottom line is this: If you are looking for a top quality waterproof boot that is going to be comfortable all day long no matter how many miles that day includes, quit looking and buy these now.

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