Last Updated: July 10, 2019

Columbia Heavenly Omni-Heat Review – A Great Boot For Winter?

Columbia's Heavenly Omni-Heat Boot is a super light & warm winter boot you might just want to get hold of before the temperatures turn.

This boot is for anyone that lives in places where winter can get pretty cold, as they are rated down to -25F. However, if you just like your feet dry and warm in winter, it's also an option for slightly warmer temperatures too.

And, unlike a lot of the leather boot options (from top companies like Sorel) these are super light too (13.8 oz).

Warm & Waterproof

Rated down to -25F (or -32C) they will keep you warm and toasty when it really gets cold. 

They do this by using a 200g insulation as well as a nice and comfy faux fur cuff. The other thing Columbia add to most of their boots is Omni-Heat which reflects your own body heat back at you, keeping you even warmer.

Unlike a lot of other boots that claim waterproof-ness (is that a word?) Columbia do a great job of waterproofing by using their Omni-TECH™ waterproof breathable membrane bootie. That way, no water gets in. Unless you really go in to boot-top level!

Specifications

  • Weight: 7½ size = 13.8 oz. / 390 g
  • Insulation: 200g synthetic
  • Upper: Waterproof woven synthetic 
  • Waterproofing: Sealed Omni-tech bootie
  • Temperature rating: -25 F / -32 C
  • Colors: Black, Gray, Bright Copper (Green), Sea Salt (White)

Grip

Again, Columbia have their own solution to all the standard boot problems.

They have added Omni-Grip to their boots, which has a two-zone highly gripping rubber to help keep you stable on ice and snow. No boot is perfect on ice, but this does a good job for sure.

Another nice addition to these boots is the footbed which helps keep you comfy and stable.

Columbia Heavenly Omni-grip

Columbia Heavenly Omni-grip

Getting The Right Fit

Getting the right fit in a winter boot is always a challenge as sizing is often different.

Most reviewers I read for this boot said to get a half side up from what you normally would.

Keep in mind you may also want to add a thicker sock if you live in seriously cold temperatures, although most people seem to be fine even at -20 without (always depends how cold your feet get).

Summing It Up

The Heavenly is a warm and light weight winter boot that will work for most women living in cold areas this winter.

Also super comfortable and waterproof which adds to the value of such a boot.

Only downsides are that it is not a seriously supporting hiking boot and the style may not be as fashionable for some folks who might prefer the Sorel Joan of Arctic or similar

PROS

  • Super comfy with soft warm interior (200g Thinsulate)
  • Very lightweight for the level of warmth
  • Good grip in most conditions

CONS

  • Not as much support as some leather winter boots 
  • Difficult to get on/off with laces
  • Runs small (order 1/2 size up)

About the Author Roger Timbrook

Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!

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