Irish Setter’s Tamarack Ventilator Hunting Boot Performs In Cool Mornings and Warm Afternoons

Irish Setter Tamarack Ventilator #864

Irish Setter Tamarack Ventilator #864

RED WING, MN (January 2009) — Irish Setter’s Research & Development team spent two years designing the versatile Tamarack Ventilator for hunters who want one hunting boot that performs well in the cold of the morning and the heat of the afternoon. The developers combined Irish Setter’s award-winning breathable design with insulation and Gore-Tex Scent-Lok waterproof breathable membrane. This boot was field tested over 22 months in a variety of terrain and conditions, including early season scouting and elk hunting in the Rockies.

The Tamarack Ventilator is built with a tough, lightweight monofilament barrier over breathable airmesh panels and breathable open cell foam. These materials are layered with 400 grams of Thinsulate Ultra Insulation and a Gore-Tex Scent-Lok waterproof membrane to create a technical hunting boot with premium components and construction. The bottom package consists of an Ultra Arch Internal TPU Torsion Stabilizer Shank, an EVA midsole and the Tamarack sole – a dual density carbon rubber outsole with aggressive lugs for tough terrain. This lightweight boot is designed for active hunting in conditions that require a great amount of walking and hiking.

 “These boots are great for all day hunts,” explained Irish Setter Product Manager, Kyle Rackiewicz. “We’ve tested these boots with game wardens and guides and the feedback on the performance was phenomenal. We wanted to thoroughly test this new concept because combining high breathability with insulation is a novel concept in boots. You really need to try these boots on to see how they perform.”

The dark brown Irish Setter Tamarack Ventilator #864 will retail for $199 and will be available in July 2009 at leading outdoor retailers. Visit for the retailer nearest you.

About Irish Setter

Based in Red Wing, MN, Irish Setter is a division of the Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc. that includes a full line of performance hunting boots, fishing shoes and outdoor casuals. Irish Setter continues to use leading technologies and the finest materials to provide customers the best quality outdoor footwear. For more information about Irish Setter’s heritage, products and retailers, visit


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