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Style 2873


An excellent, lightweight, and waterproof hunting boot for colder conditions and rugged terrain.

$164.99 USD
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Waterproof Icon Waterproof
Scent Control Icon Scent Control
Insulation Icon Insulation
400g PrimaLoft® Gold Eco
Camouflage Icon Camouflage
Realtree Xtra® Camouflage

Medium (D): 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13 | 14

Wide (EE): 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13 | 14

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For avid hunters, the outdoors is a 365-days-per year obsession. That passion runs from the excitement of deer hunting season to the off-season pursuits of scouting, shed antler hunting, or chasing a spring gobbler. We had just such hunters in mind when we designed Irish Setter VaprTrek boots, which incorporate ground-breaking features like an RPM™ sole and Scent Ban™ technology. These lightweight, high-performance boots will meet the demands of the most active, athletic hunter.

The Vaprtrek™ 2873 features these technologies:

UltraDry™ Waterproofing System

Our UltraDry™ construction combines a moisture management lining with waterproof components for dry, long-lasting comfort and performance.


An Irish Setter exclusive scent control process, ScentBan™ is added to various materials from leathers to linings to footbeds, killing bacteria that cause odors.

RPM™ Technology

A breakthrough composite material that significantly reduces the weight of the boot, providing extreme comfort and added endurance. Engineered to provide the durability and strength of traditional materials without the extra weight.


CuShin™ Comfort tongue technology was designed to minimize pressure some hunters feel on their shin from the top of the boot tongue. A four-way stretch nylon offers relief and flexibility while walking, and an internal padded waffle mesh maintains premium comfort.

PrimaLoft® Gold

Designed for repeated compression and durability over time. Featuring 90% post-consumer recycled fibers made from plastic bottles, this unique low-bulk construction maintains loft and traps body heat even when compressed. Coupled with a permanent water repellent treatment with high-density construction, this insulation keeps feet warm in dry or wet conditions.


Realtree Xtra® works in any hunting situation with depth and lifelike images. Realtree Xtra® Green offers detail and contrast which works great for early season bow hunting, where green is needed and closeness counts. Realtree AP™ is a neutral, open and realistic camo pattern; everything a hunter needs to be versatile and effective. Realtree APG™ is lighter and more open, neutral-toned, and with more contrast than the competition. The pattern is like Realtree AP, but with olive green accents added. Realtree APG camo offers even more concealment options for early fall and spring. Realtree Hardwoods Green HD® is a "season and region" option for hunters; an ultra-realistic pattern that's effective and versatile for use wherever green is prevalent.

Style 2873
Vaprtrek™ Vaprtrek™
Technical Specs


Full Grain, Waterproof Leather


Realtree Xtra® Camouflage




400g PrimaLoft® Gold Eco




2 lbs. 9 oz.


Moisture Wicking Nylon




Removable Polyurethane




RPM - Camo






Medium (D): 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13 | 14

Wide (EE): 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13 | 14

Care Options

It's well known that proper care and routine maintenance will extend the life of our cars or homes. The same holds true for premium boots. Get the most out of your Irish Setter boots by following our recommended three step process of cleaning, conditioning and protecting them with products designed specifically for that purpose.

A well-prepped, clean surface enhances success when applying conditioners and protectants to your footwear. To clean any of our waterproof leather footwear, you can simply use water and a clean cloth. We recommend Essential Leather Cleaner for our non-waterproof leather boots.

NaturSeal™ is the best performer for conditioning waterproof leather boots. NaturSeal™ is a leading-edge conditioning formula which uses breakthrough technology to penetrate waterproof leather, enhancing breathability and pliability. If you prefer to use a wax instead of a liquid, we recommend our Original Mink Oil Paste. To condition oil tanned leather footwear, we recommend the Original Mink Oil Paste or All Natural Boot Oil.

Our Essential Leather Protector creates an invisible shield of protection for leather and fabric, and is recommended as the final step in our care process.

To ensure your rubber footwear stays in good condition wipe or spray with lukewarm water after use and allow to dry naturally. If soap is required for additional cleaning, we recommend using a non-scented soap. Store all footwear in a cool, dry, location avoiding direct contact with any heat source, extreme cold or sunlight.

By taking time for proper care of your footwear, you'll not only notice better performance in the field, but your Irish Setter boots will last longer too.


Free standard shipping

We offer free standard shipping so that the boots will be there in time for your hunting trip or work day. Click here for details on these options.


Easy Returns. Guaranteed.

It’s simple, really. We want you perfectly happy with your Irish Setter boots, and our return/refund policy reflects that desire. If your boots don’t fit or don’t meet your needs, in most cases we’ll take them back, refund your money, and pay for the shipping. For details on our return/exchange policy, click on Learn More.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light , dry , warm Second season in albertas cold November white tail season, as well as October moose. Moderate hiking use on all types of terrain, this boot fits a bit small I went a full size bigger to fit what I like to wear for socks , I've spent full days in -20 feet have always stayed warm and dry even on warmer wet snow days , boot offers good support. For anyone looking for a light weight boot that won't beat your feet up after a full days hike with heavy pack these are a great option.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are the BEST boots I've ever owned! I've owned them all . I thought the Danner Pronghorns were great , but they have now moved down after discovering the Vaportrek. These boots are the lightest yet most supportive I've ever worn. I purchased these for early season bow hunting but liked the comfort and fit so much ,I now wear them almost year round . Pheasant hunting in S Dakota, grouse hunting in PA., they have even become my go to for spring gobbler season. This year alone I've put over 25 miles on them and they still feel GREAT!!!
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WET FEET on first wear First - Shoe runs small Second - First puddle water went through fabric foot was wet not soaked Third - slippery shoe Forth - it is a cheap boot at high price
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly Made In the store they feel great and light but I found many undesirable qualities to these boots. They are god boots if you are on flat dry ground it that is about it. The soles are very soft and wear quickly on rough terrain. Also they do not have good traction on rocks and slopes. The seams on the inside and outside of the boots have pealed apart from the boot. Also the weatherproofing has worn off and did so the first season. I don't hunt in super wet conditions but when the grass and brush is wet after a night of rain I want to know my feet will be dry and this was not the case. And the biggest downside to these boots is they shrunk after one season. They were a perfect fit the first season but after a damp late season they shrunk and are horrible to hike in anymore. I was very excited when I first got them. Mast money I had spent on hiking boots and very dissatisfied with the long term of these boots.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest Boots I've Ever Worn So Far Last Dec 2016 I purchased a pair of style 2864 Irish Setter Vaprtrek boots in Dallas Tx from a Redwing store.... I wanted a boot with no steel toes and a soft toe plus something light weight as just an all around boot which was water proof as well. They had these in stock and I'd never heard of Irish Setter Boots before. They were cushiony on the inside which was good because I won't wear any boots or shoes that are hard on my feet.Plus they are extremely light weight. Any way I've had lower back problems for decades until I started wearing these boots....My lower back pain is 90 % less now than before I started wearing these boots. They've held up extremely well and even the soles aren't showing much wear on the heels like other boots have in the past. There are no tears at all anywhere on the boots and no stitching is coming undone.... I wear these boots every day.They shed water to. I'm going to order another pair to keep on hand for spares...
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely comfortable, but need to be repaired constantly.. Very comfortable boots. Fits and feels like I'm wearing a running shoe. However, the sole began showing serious signs of wear after the first week of use. The fabric has split at various stress points. I'm fixing them more than wearing them. The only reason they haven't been thrown out... comfort. That's it! Wouldn't buy another pair. or recommend them to anyone due to these weaknesses, and the cost of purchase. You'll get months of use, not years. Love Redwing, but these are awful.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Comfortable but They are very comfortable but the sole offers zero traction. They may be great in a dry cornfield but anything with the slightest incline or mud and you are going to fall. I wear these in Kansas so I'm not running up mountains in them. Waste of money for deer hunting. I do own Irish Setter boots that I use regularly but they are heavy and over insulated for early season so I bought these based on previous experience with the brand. I also elk hunt in the boots with a different sole and they keep me upright on steep hills. These Vaprtrek's don't live up to the company's reputation.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A great boot with a flawed design I purchased this boot last August, and immediately loved it, no break in, light weight and water proof. They are comfortable enough to wear everyday which I did. However, they only lasted 4 months before they ripped on the outside edge where the ball of the foot is and wraps up the side towards the laces. Having already worn them for months I kept them and used them for around town instead of field work. I'm actually surprised that they are still selling them, I visited their booth at the SHOT show and was told that it was a common occurrence and was a design issue. The rep indicated that the model was discontinued and would be replaced with a redesigned boot. I guess corporate ROI mattered more than a quality product. I would not recommend this product, unless they are low cost enough to be considered disposable after 6 weeks or one hunt.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very great quality I've bought many boots and have foot problems . just hiked 5 miles wore great feet didn't hurt excellent support. I may buy another pair
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap Im a Canadian and hike hard. These boots lasted 2 days then a seam tore. Terrible reviews everywhere, I should not have bought them for looks. DO NOT PERFORM
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my boots The most comfortable boots I've ever had. These boots are lightweight, waterproof and just down right comfy! I absolutely love them!
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely love them! The most comfortable boots I've ever had. These boots are lightweight, waterproof and just down right comfy! I absolutely love them!
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not good for the mountains These boots are comfortable, broke in fairly fast with no blistering. Didn't have a problem with water getting into them as others have. The problem is the lack of decent tread on the bottom, it wears off smooth really fast leaving no bite when traversing steep ground. I have never had so much trouble with traction as I have with these boots. If you hunt flat land they would probably be fine, but if you hunt the mountains of the west find something with better traction.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are the lightest snake boots. Having just purchased these boots I am one happy hunter. These boots feel great and are sooooo light. I just cannot wait for the 2017 bow season to get here. I will be testing these bad boys in one of the most snake infested refuges here in Louisiana. Thistlewaite refuge is also known for some big racked deer and one tough place to hunt. Also I hunt in the marshes of south Louisiana where there are plenty of snakes. I believe these boots will handle what I am about to put them through because I feel comfortable wearing these boots. Thank you Red Wing.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best light hunting boots I've ever had- first pair took high miles in rough terrain before needing replacement- just bought another pair. The best light hunting boots I've ever had- first pair took high miles in rough terrain before needing replacement- just bought another pair.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable, Waterproof, but does not last. Loved these boots because they are extremely light and comfortable. I wear them everyday, after about 5 months there was little to no tread left and at 7 months they ripped wear the crease is from walking on the outside of both boots. You have to choose between comfort and durability. You don't get both with these boots.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DON'T EVER STOP MAKING THESE! These are by far the lightest most comfortable hunting boots I've worn! I hunt the swamps of South Florida, all the way to the woodlands of North Florida. We have year-round hunting here, and I've put a year on these boots probably hunting over 100 times. They are super comfortable. While no boot other than a rubber boot Is completely watertight, I have to save these come pretty close! Walked through water for 20 minutes with water almost up to the edge of my boot, and only got a few drops in. Socks were a tad damp but not soaked. I will buy these every time I need new boots!! Thankfully I have not had to test out the snakeproof part of them yet!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The product is NOT waterproof. I got the Ultra dry 400 g (2873) for Christmas. Wore them today for the first time. Walked six miles in snow and my feet were soaking wet. They are not waterproof at all. I am really disappointed and will be contacting customer service regarding a replacement.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from run small caution! these boots are not very comfy, I think they run a tad small. I usually wear a 10.5 and should've got an eleven in these. had blisters on the back of my heels after 1 day. they also seem like a very stiff boot to me.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Police boot I am a Deputy Sheriff in Ohio and work outdoors in all of Ohio's seasons. I have tried most of the good "police" boots such as Danner and 5.11. I will never buy a different boot for work other than these black Irish Setters. I had an almost immediate break in period and these boots last an entire year of work for me before they need replaced.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding performance Two months ago I purchased these boots only after much debate and research (never owned Irish Setter Boots before). Immediately I noticed their comfort and quality, however it was not until today that I was truly impressed with the outstanding ruggedness and quality. While waterfowl hunting in snow, ice, and 4/5 inches of water, my feet were submerged in creek water, snow, ice, and mud. Not once did my feet get cold or wet.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfy! Awesome Boots! The fit is amazing and these boots are so light! Great Product
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good work/hiking/light weight hunting boots! I use these for everything... I have done hiking and hunting in these boots, and graduated them to my work boots as they lost their waterproofness, and they were great out of the box. They do tend to wear the soles quickly but with a lightweight sole material that is not surprising. They are light enough to hike, and I am a weight conscious hiker. they have kept me dry in ankle deep hiking situations, they have been great for long stalking hunting days, and after they started getting holes in the upper from wear I graduated them to daily use as work boots for lawn service duty. They have kept my feet dry in damp conditions in the mornings though no longer good for any submersion. My only complaints are that mine got lumpy under the insole for some reason, and I think the unusual side sole design contributes to the wear of the softer uppers and, as a result, the waterproofing capabilities. Overall a good all around lightweight boot.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very comfortable, terruble quality They are the most comfortable and lightweight boots I have ever had, that being said they are also the fastest to fall apart boot I have ever had. I am on my 3rd set of 2870s and 2nd set of 2872s in 2 years and both of the pairs I have now are ready for the trash can with the 2870 only being about 5 months old and the 2872s being about 12 months old (I wear the uninsulated much more) boots rapidly developed cracks at flex points which also causes zero water resistance in those areas. Great boot for about a month or two of wear then throw away.
Date published: 2016-11-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't let the comfort of these boots fool you! Don't be fooled by the comfort of these boots. They are easily the most comfortable boots that I have ever bought, but they are extremely poor quality and design. My first pair developed cracks in the side at the flex point after about three months. The higher section of that molded sole puts al of the flex into one spot. I had recommended these to a friend and his did the same thing. I had them replaced under warranty, and the second pair had the same problem. The person that I originally talked to at Red Wing was not surprised when I told him about the spot where they cracked. He had heard it before. Now that the second pair has cracked in the same spot I am out of warranty. I think that expecting to get more than one year of use from a pair of boots is not unreasonable. Save your money and don't spend it on disposable junk.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable No break in period for me took these boot out to montana on a 10 day trip in the mountains wore them everyday and they were very comfortable.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fell apart I bought these to wear for hunting and at work. I am on my feet all day and they are very comfortable. The first pair I had lasted 3 months and had holes in the side. I returned and they gave me a new pair and said I only had 3 months left on the warranty. The next pair made it 4 months and fell apart even worse. Now I have no warranty and garbage boots. I have been wearing redwing and Irish setter boots for hunting and work for the last 10 years and have loved them, but these boots suck!! I hope this is not what is to be expected from redwing from now on!
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from They leak Don't waste your money. I bought them late hunting season last year. It rained pretty good. But buy the end of the season they leaked. Not even 3 months.
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from comfortable but wears fast I purchased these boots for an early season elk hunt in Utah. The boots were comfortable right out of the box and break in was minimal. The boots breathe well and the soles were aggressive enough to get me into and out of the back country. I wore these boots everyday for two weeks and at the end, they were worn out. The soles were very worn and the waterproof membrane began to leak. If your looking for a boot to last this is not the boot for you. If your looking for a light weight boot for occasional use, and don't mind the price, I recommend this boot without reservation.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Irish setter snake boot I bought these boots because they were the most comfortable by far. They are extremely lightweight and break in On these boots was very minimal if zero at all. I wore these boots the entire turkey season in Alabama which is six weeks on week four they started to leak. I called our Irish setter and let them know that the boots were leaking and they told me they would send me a new pair once I send the boots back to them. So for the next two weeks I wore leaking snake boots in Alabama instead of running the chance of being hit by a snake. At the end of the season I'll send the boots back to them and they quickly send me a new pair. I hope these boots will last longer than a month this time I really like the Boots but as much as I hunt i cannot afford to have my equipment failed me especially my boots.
Date published: 2016-08-07
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Footwear Size Comparison Chart For Most Common International Systems

USA Men's USA Women's European British MEN'S cm WOMEN'S cm
  4 33.5 1.5   21
  4.5 34 2   21.5
3.5 5 34.5 2.5 21.5 22
4 5.5 35 3 22 22.5
4.5 6 36 3.5 22.5 23
5 6.5 37 4 23 23.5
5.5 7 37.5 4.5 23.5 24
6 7.5 38 5 24 24.5
6.5 8 38.5 5.5 24.5 25
7 8.5 39 6 25 25.5
7.5 9 40 6.5 25.5 26
8 9.5 41 7 26 26.5
8.5 10 41.5 7.5 26.5 27
9 10.5 42 8 27 27.5
9.5 11 42.5 8.5 27.5 28
10 12 43 9 28 28.5
10.5   43.5 9.5 28.5  
11   44 10 29  
11.5   45 10.5 29.5  
12   46 11 30  
13   47 12 31  
14   48 13 32  
15   49 14 33  
16   50 15 34