Jambu Ontario Weather Ready Review

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The Jambu JBU Ontario Weather Ready boots are designed to keep your feet both warm and dry through just about any weather condition. The waterproof uppers and microfleece lining work together to make sure your stay toasty throughout the day. Customers love the fact that these shoes are made out of a great looking vegan Nubuck leather and offer an eco-friendly rubber outsole that is made out of recycled materials. The low price tag is what draws people in, but keep in mind that you are getting what you pay for and these boots are no exception. They have the tendency to suffer from premature wear and tear and will need to be replaced sooner than you might like. They are rather comfortable thanks to the memory foam footbed giving you excellent underfoot cushioning that your feet will thank you for at the end of the day. Yes, they have their flaws and they might not be the best on the market, but customers seem to be pleased with them and that is all that matters. Overall they seem to be a pretty good pair of footwear that you can wear out and about in any weather.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Low price tag
  • Waterproof uppers
  • All day comfort
  • Microfleece lining for warmth
Cons
  • Durability problems
  • Difficult to put on
  • Few color options
  • Not the best style
  • Poor traction on ice
Upper

Upper

The uppers of these weather-ready boots are made out of Vegan Nubuck leather and rubber to help ensure that your boots are not going to fall apart too quickly and to help keep your feet dry while you are traipsing around in the water and mud. There have been a couple of negative commented as to how well they keep your feet dry, some saying that the water will leak in through the soles causing you to be stuck with wet and soggy feet throughout the day. This, however, seems to be the exception, not the rule. For the most part, reviewers are completely satisfied with how well the uppers keep their feet warm and dry while they are out and about in all kinds of weather conditions.

These shoes also feature microfleece fabric linings throughout the inside of them to help keep your feet warm as well. Some people recommend that if you are going to be out in the snow and the cold then you should pair them with some thick socks as the lining helps keep your feet toasty, but they will not do a sufficient job on their own.
Midsole

Midsole

The JBU's feature a padded footbed to help make sure that you get a pleasant underfoot experience while you are wearing them. The memory foam insole helps mold and contour to the shape of your foot to give you the padding and support where you need it the most. Some reviewers mentioned that the footbed was more comfortable than they had expected from such a budget-friendly pair of footwear and said that they would definitely recommend them for that.

Of course, there are some naysayers out there who were unhappy with them and thought that they could use more cushioning underfoot, but the vast majority of consumers disagree. If you are unhappy with what these boots can offer you then you can always opt to add your own insole or insert that will give you what you are looking for.
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Jambu JBU Ontario Weather Ready boots is made out of a durable and strong rubber compound that is designed to take quite the beating without suffering from premature wear and tear. The outsole is classified as all terra, meaning that they are going to offer you superior traction on a plethora of surfaces. That being said, some reviewers had some problems with these on slick surfaces so be careful if you are around ice or other slippery areas.

The soles are made out of partially recycled compressed rubber which is great for those who are looking for something that is relatively eco-friendly. Additionally, the rubber is non-marking so there is no need to worry about them marking up the floors while you are walking around indoors.
Style

Style

These Jambu JBU Ontario Weather Ready boots are by no means considered fashionable, they are more practical than anything else. They feature a vegan Nubuck leather upper on the top half of them and the bottom is made out of waterproof rubber. They are available in a couple of different color options so you can try to find something that will best suit your wants and needs. You can choose between navy and tan, hunter and whiskey, army green and brown, brown and whiskey, or green and brown. Even though they only have a few color options and they are not the best looking duck boots out there, customers are still happy with the way that they look for the most part.
Support

Support

When it comes to anything that you are going to be putting on your feet you are going to want to make sure that you get the support that you are going to need throughout the day. That great thing about the Jambu's is that they are going to help give you that security and support that you need. They are ankle heigh so they are going to give you a little extra ankle support which can come in handy while you are out and about, traversing through different terrains, braving the elements. They have a lace-up design that is going to help ensure that you stay locked in nice and snug. As long as you get a properly fitting pair then you are not going to have to worry about slipping and sliding around inside the foot chamber, nor will you have to fear walking right out of them.

As for arch support, you will get a decent amount thanks to the memory foam footbed. It is going to contour to your feet and give you the extra padding that you need, where you need it. Some customers even mentioned that they have high arches and these worked out perfect for them.
Comfort

Comfort

The Jambu's seem to be quite comfortable which is always very much appreciated. They have a memory foam footbed that provides you with a decent amount of cushioning underfoot and fairly good arch support to give you pleasant experience while you are out and about. As mentioned above, there are a few customers who were not the happiest with the padding they provided but that was just in a few isolated cases and the vast majority of the consumers stated they were excellent. If you purchase them and find that they are not as great as you would have hoped then you can always purchase an additional insole to give you more cushioning where you need it.

It is not just the underfoot experience that is amazing in them, though. They microfleece lining provides a soft and smooth feeling on your feet that you will love. They are not going to cause irritating rubbing that can lead to chafing and blisters either. Overall, customers are happy with the high comfort level.
Weight

Weight

When it comes to your footwear of choice you are going to want to find something that is going to be as light as possible, but there are some factors that you should take into consideration. You can expect that this product is going to weigh significantly more than a pair of flip flops or running sneakers, as they have a lot of materials and features to them. That being said, they are not going to be too bad on your feet. Even though they are going to be a little heavier than some other types of footwear you still will not have to worry about than holding you back or slowing you down too much.

Unfortunately, there is not a whole lot of information on the exact weight of them, customers can agree that they do not feel too bad and they are not overly heavy on their feet while they are out and about.
Fit

Fit

When you are in the market for a pair of footwear you are going to want to try to make sure that you find something that is going to fit your feet as well as possible. In the case of the JBU's you are going to want them to fit you snuggly enough that you are not going to slide around inside of the foot chamber but at the same time you are going to want to make sure that they are not too tight that they are going to pinch and squish your toes and cause discomfort.

For the most part they are running pretty true to size, however, some reviewers mentioned that you might want to go up a size to allow for room to wear thicker, winter socks to help keep your feet warm in the cold weather. Additionally, they can be a little difficult to get on and off so leaving a little extra room will help with that problem.

If you are unsure as to what size you should order you can always take a quick peek at the sizing chart just to make sure. It is better to look at it and make sure that you get the correct size the first time so you are not stuck with an ill-fitting pair that you will have to exchange.
Durability

Durability

Durability is important in any product that you purchase, including your footwear. You want to make sure that you are getting your monies worth and that you will not get an inferior product that is going to fall apart soon after you get it home. That being said, there are some customers who have had durability problems with these boots, saying that after wearing them only a couple of times they started to tear apart. Keep in mind that these are extremely budget friendly and have a lower than average price tag, so you might not expect them to be as durable as some of the higher end products of the market. The problem is, once they start to tear and fall apart they will not be able to keep the water out anymore and then you are stuck with soggy feet throughout the day. Yes, there are some customers who have not had any problems with the durability of them, but it appears that more customers have had them suffer premature wear and tear than those who have not.
Traction

Traction

When you are shopping around for a pair of all-weather boots it is essential that you find something that is going to allow you to walk where you need to without fear of slipping and falling. These JBU's do have a sticky rubber outsole that can hold a decent grip for the most part, but some customers still advise you to use caution if you are walking around in particularly slippery conditions. One reviewer mentioned that they are not that great when trying to walk on slick surfaces, as you will go sliding around. They are going to be great if you are sloshing around in wet or muddy conditions but when it comes to ice and slippery surfaces just be careful and try to stay on your feet the best that you can as these might not be able to help you out.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If you are in the market for an average pair of all-weather boots with a low price tag then you might want to check out these Jambu's. They have a very nice price tag that will draw customers in but keep in mind that they may suffer from some premature wear and tear. There are few color options available so you can find something that is going to best fit your wants and needs, but they are not the most fashionable, just your plain ordinary duck boots. Customers have stated that they are rather comfortable and give you a pleasant underfoot experience and they do a fairly good job at keeping you dry and warm throughout the day.