Rocky also offers a newer 17-inch model called the Buckstalker Light, with an even lighter but still rugged outsole that brings the overall weight down to a wispy 31/2 pounds. This model also comes in Mossy Oak Break-Up, in a choice of noninsulated ($89) and 1,000-gram-Thinsulate ($99) versions. Cabela's offers a similar 16-inch boot with camo uppers called the Bog Buster ($60; 800-237-4444; www.cabelas.com). A 7mm neoprene bootie envelops your foot, ankle, and lower leg. This, along with the boot's "heel-lock" construction, is designed to prevent your foot from pulling free or moving around inside the boot while you're negotiating mud and muck, providing a close, comfortable fit that's often lacking in traditional rubber boots. They weigh just over 41/2 pounds per pair and have aggressive treads for sure traction.