Best Men's Rain Boots

12 Best Boots For Inclement Weather

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Let’s get one thing straight — inclement, nasty weather calls for a pair of the best rain boots out there. There can be no excuses when it comes to stepping out unprepared (that’s our opinion, at least). And the best men’s rain boots do what every great clothing item should do nowadays — blend fashion and function seamlessly.

That’s great news if you want to invest in the best (something that should always be top of mind when refreshing your wardrobe). And we think the below picks take the cake in terms of stylish waterproof boots that provide durability and toughness through fall and into winter. Heck, a great pair of rain boots can go on and on, season after season. That means when spring showers come back in earnest, your favorite pair of rain boots will be ready to go — of course, you need to stock up now.

Filson Waterproof Uplander Boots

Filson Waterproof Uplander Boots

We’ll kick off this list with a look at a heck of a durable, tough and classic pair of boots from a brand that gets it right consistently — that’d be Filson. You’ve likely got a tough Filson jacket or bag in your closet, so the Uplander Boots are the perfect accompaniment to all of that rugged gear. Featuring a handsome silhouette and quality styling potential, the Uplander features sealed seams for fully waterproof capabilities, plus a quick-drying lining. If we were in your shoes, we’d add these to a shopping cart mighty quick. – Buy It

L.L. Bean Bar Harbor Waterproof Insulated Boots

L.L. Bean Bar Harbor Waterproof Insulated Boots

It wouldn’t be a piece on the best men’s rain boots without L.L. Bean, right? The Bar Harbor Waterproof Boots are a surprisingly beastly set of boots, made with all the Northeast-minded functionality you’d expect from L.L. Bean. Made with a full-grain leather upper (waterproof, naturally) and finished with a felted wool collar, the Bar Harbor Boots are geared to provide optimal grip and toughness in slippery conditions. They can take a beating, too — the lower boot portion is triple-needle stitched, resulting in tough kicks that just happen to be a great value at under $150. – Buy It

Hunter Original Rubber Lace-Up Boots

Hunter Original Rubber Lace-Up Boots

Hunter is a given when it comes to any list of the best rain boots — right? The brand goes far beyond women’s boots, though — take the brand’s stylish-yet-functional Rubber Lace-Up Boots. With the look of a tough lineman boot, the Hunter Original Rubber Lace-Up Boots are the pair to wear when you want to look sharp, yet stay dry. With a classic silhouette and sturdy design, it’s not too much of a stretch to think that these boots could team with classic dark denim and a grey crewneck sweater as easily as with flannel trousers and a navy cardigan. – Buy It

Sperry Gold Cup Lug Duck Boot

Sperry Gold Cup Lug Duck Boot

Can a boot be waterproof and yet handsomely styled and richly crafted? Yes, it sure can — especially when it’s the Sperry Gold Cup Lug Duck Boot. With the type of rugged good looks that work through fall and winter — particularly when teamed with your favorite flannel shirt — the Gold Cup Lug Duck Boot should be your next purchase this season. A lambskin lining keeps your foot comfortable and dry, while rawhide laces and leather welt construction add welcome durability. These aren’t your Sperry boat shoes, and that makes ‘em all the better for dealing with bad weather. – Buy It

Tretorn Gill Men's Rain Boots

Tretorn Gill Men’s Rain Boots

Rain boots can certainly be stylish, yet sleek and tough, at the same time. The Tretorn Gill Rain Boots definitely nail that tricky balance quite easily — they could be your new favorite rain boots for that very reason. The blend of rubber and coated canvas makes for an interesting and tough construction, while the crisp black color makes these boots a reliable pairing with slim grey denim, navy corduroys or burgundy chinos. If you’re looking for a way to get reliable performance without ditching simple, understated style, the Gill Rain Boots are your ticket to getting around in the rain with ease. – Buy It

Sorel Madson Wingtip Waterproof Boots

Sorel Madson Wingtip Waterproof Boots

Is it possible for a wingtip boot to work as well in the rain as it does with your favorite pair of jeans on a casual Friday? Absolutely — the Sorel Madison Wingtip Waterproof Boot is just the pair of wingtip boots that fit the bill. They’re built for, as the brand says, heavy rain, and they feature nubuck leather that just so happens to be weather-ready. And the price is quite agreeable when it comes to getting a boot that works in multiple style situations — did we mention they’re made with eco-friendly construction? – Buy It

Helly Hanson Midsund 2 Rain Boots

Helly Hansen Midsund 2 Rain Boots

If you want a pair of rain boots that simply don’t mess around when it comes to keeping your feet dry, then you want the Helly Hansen Midsund 2 Rain Boots. Known for technical quality and plenty of innovative gear for adventure-minded guys, that same mindset extends to these durable, high-quality rain boots. Built to exacting specifications and made with a gum rubber outsole for stellar grip, these rain boots are about as good as it gets if you need a pair to outlast your toughest adventures. Perhaps best of all is the understated color scheme — nothing like a simple pair of boots built for the rain. – Buy It

Danner Super Rain Forest Boots

Danner Super Rain Forest Boots

If you don’t have a pair of Danner boots in your closet, now is as good a time as any to get with the program and pick up the Super Rain Forest Boots. A positively extraordinary pair of rugged, tough, hard-wearing boots built for anything, the double thick leather and triple stitching add a ton of durability (to say the very least). They’re also lined in Gore-Tex for breathability and performance, while the Vibram outsole provides stability no matter how wet things get out there. These are certainly boots to wear for work, but you can easily wear them for play, too — no questions asked. – Buy It

L.L. Bean Storm Chasers Waterproof Boots

L.L. Bean Storm Chasers Waterproof Boots

Get right on adding another pair of L.L. Bean boots to your fall style shopping list. The Storm Chasers are built to, well, chase storms — they’re that dependable and reliable. With waterproof full-grain leather and PrimaLoft lining, plus a molded midsole and footbed, we’re talking exceptional comfort and toughness in the rain. Better yet, these boots blend the iconic look of the brand’s Bean Boot with an updated take that’s ready for rain. When you need to step out and get moving, the Storm Chasers should be the boots you throw on, whether with a field jacket and jeans or a casual crewneck sweater & navy chinos. – Buy It

Bogs Carson Chelsea Rain Boots

Bogs Carson Chelsea Rain Boots

The look of a Chelsea boot blended with the durability of a great pair of rain boots — that can’t be topped, right? Right. When you just need to slip into a pair of seasonally ready, dependable boots, that’s what the Bogs Carson Chelsea Rain Boots bring to the table. The brand’s EverDry lining adds a layer of functionality and waterproof capability, while a steel shank provides stability. The rubber outsole also gives you much-needed traction on slippery surfaces, from cobblestone streets abroad to a trek to your local watering hole after a long day. It doesn’t get much better than an all-day pair of rain boots, in our opinion. – Buy It

Filson x Danner Grouse Boots

Filson x Danner Grouse Boots

Some boots instantly make you want to get out and explore — the Filson x Danner Grouse Boots certainly fit that mold more than readily. Made with beastly construction and beastly looks, these one-of-a-kind boots harness the type of quality one expects from two lauded brands. And with a focus on the Pacific Northwest roots of each brand, you’re getting rugged, adventure-ready quality in spades. Waterproof Gore-Tex linings add another dimension of durability to these handsome and rugged boots — they’ll fit right in stomping through puddles on the trail or heading to your favorite brewpub. – Buy It

New Balance Rainier Remastered

New Balance Rainier Remastered

With the look of a high-top sneaker and the dependability of a pair of boots, the New Balance Rainier Remastered is definitely just what you want in the way of a functional, tough-yet-versatile pair of rain boots. These sport-style trail shoes, as the brand says, are both lightweight and supportive — geared to get you around town and onto the trail while staying dry. They’re lined with waterproof Gore-Tex for a perfect blend of functionality, while the leather-and-mesh upper provides durability and style at the same time. These aren’t your normal New Balance sneakers, so we’d suggest picking these up to deal with fall rain. – Buy It

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