Last Updated: July 10, 2019

Ugg Ostrander vs Adirondack: Warm & Weatherproof Boots

Since they became popular back in the early 2000s, UGG have branched out from their UGG classic model and built some great winter boots.

Two of the more popular cozy, yet waterproof options for women in winter are the Ostrander and the Adirondack, which has a few different versions.

What is the difference between the two, you might be wondering?

Well, not a huge amount, but enough to make you buy one over the other.

The quick comparison table below shows you how they look and how similar they are, but beneath that are all the juicy details.

So, take a stroll and see which one you like...

UGG Women's Ostrander Stout Leather Boot 5 B (M)
UGG Australia Women's Adirondack Boot II (Chocolate,5B)
Height
6 inches
7 inches
Insulation
UGGpure™ wool lining
UGGpure™ wool lining
Waterproofing
Waterproof leather with eVent® membrane
Waterproof leather with eVent® membrane
Upper Material
Waterproof leather boot with waterproof suede shaft
Waterproof leather and suede
Sole
Vibram® outsole with lug tread
Vibram® outsole with lug tread
UGG Women's Ostrander Stout Leather Boot 5 B (M)
Height
6 inches
Insulation
UGGpure™ wool lining
Waterproofing
Waterproof leather with eVent® membrane
Upper Material
Waterproof leather boot with waterproof suede shaft
Sole
Vibram® outsole with lug tread
UGG Australia Women's Adirondack Boot II (Chocolate,5B)
Height
7 inches
Insulation
UGGpure™ wool lining
Waterproofing
Waterproof leather with eVent® membrane
Upper Material
Waterproof leather and suede
Sole
Vibram® outsole with lug tread

Style

First, there is the boot height, with the Adironback being a full inch higher

It also comes with the folded wool cuff which acts as a bit of a snow stopper if you manage to get caught in some deep powder snow! Or, just a style element that helps you stand out from the crowd on a cold winter's day.

Just be aware that this is something that is prone to getting dirty, so if you choose one with white wool, watch where you step!

The Ostrander has less options (on Amazon only dark brown and black) whereas the Adirondack has a range of colors and top accents as you can see in some of the images below.

UGG Ostrander

UGG Adirondack II

UGG Adirondack II

UGG Adirondack II

UGG Adirondack II

Weight

There is not a huge difference between these boots in weight as they are made with similar materials. Of course, teh Adirondack is a tad heavier as it is higher cut. For a pair we are talking just over a pound, which is pretty light for such boots, especially if you compare them to the competition like Sorel, Pajar and Baffin.

The Tread / Grip

As a keen hiker I am always happy to see a vibram sole on a pair of outdoor boots. Sure, you might not be hiking in these UGGs, but Vibram is synonymous with GRIP.

Both these boots share the same sole, which has a decent grip profile and lugs which means less slip in the winter snow!

UGG Vibram Sole

UGG Vibram Sole

Waterproof

The waterproofed leather on both the Adirondack and Ostrander combined with the eVent membrane mean waterproof-ness. Very few people complain of any water in these boots, which is a great sign for their ability to withstand the puddles, slush and deep snow you expect this winter!

The only difference between the boots, which I have stated above, is that the Adirondack is 1 inch higher so better in the snow.

Inner Lining

If you know UGG, you know they mean cozy wool linings. From their humble beginnings as warm winter boots for Aussies to wear indoors (I remember them from when I was a kid back in the 80s in Melbourne!) they are now American owned, but still feature wool quite heavily.

The liner is an UGG Pure merino wool lining that is rated to -20 F, and from all the reviews I have read on Amazon and UGG.com, these boots do not disappoint! Comfy and warm :>

Which Should You Buy?

With very little to separate these boots, it is really a matter of style, and potentially the extra inch height.

Whether you choose the Ostrander or Adirondack II you will definitely be warm and dry when you venture outside this winter!

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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