I haven't stood in any rivers or hiked through any monsoons in this boot, but for the snow, rain and sleet on my daily travels these are great. They are really light, too, and super comfortable. It feels like you are wearing a velvet slipper but with support. They fit true to size. They are a special insulated Gore-tex, too, and they do keep my feet cozy. Also, this is the lowest price for these boots I've seen on the internet, $60 cheaper than the list price.