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...
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.
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!
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.
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 :>