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Orders over $150 are shipped FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the confirming email may not reflect oversize or overweight charges or other issues requiring direct contact. We process orders manually, preferring to have a human actually check things over and contact you should there be questions. Within 24 hours of placing your order you will receive a follow-up email confirmation and final  invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges (Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.  Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out of state orders are tax free. During the ordering process you can select expedited shipping if required. (Within the USA we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International, and oversize/weight items will be billed for shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges prior to actual billing. We will not ship without you having had a chance to review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be accomplished using USPS Priority service, and our standard shipping cost policy will apply unless the item ordered does not fit in their standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees are required we will contact you.)Sorry, no returns or exchanges on clothing/boots once used...duh. If you order shoes and they do not fit please contact us and request a return authorization. You'll need to return the boots/shoes to us and we will gladly exchange for a different size. As always, you have a 7 day refund and 30 day exchange privilege on goods purchased through CharkBait provided they are returned in new condition, unused and packed as they were received.


 

GILL/Respect the Elements
Designed from the deck up for marine use!

Gill is a European owned firm, well established in the marine industry. The folks spending time on "rag-boats" well know 'em. They manufacture many ultra-technical marine clothing items, primarily for the racing and cruising sailor, but they also serve the power boating and fishing community. They've been around many years and supply some excellent products, a wide range of marine oriented products. Their boots are a very good example, and much welcomed addition to our offerings here at CharkBait. I think the most important point here is that Gill products are designed first for marine applications, unlike some of the other products that we have "borrowed" from other fields, such as Xtra-Tuff boots which were really designed for the dairy industry, thus the lug soles and heels.

(Background: once Xtra-Tuff moved production overseas we began hearing some grumbling by folks, saying that their quality went downhill. While the new owners took the production to China, the price did not decrease, it actually went up. We were told the quality would be maintained, and even improved from when they were manufactured in the state of Washington. Then the negative reports began, and our primary source for the boots said to heck with 'em since they were getting the returns due to problems with seams coming apart. So, necessity indicated we needed to look beyond what was the "norm" aboard the long range boats out here in SoCal. We did our homework, talked with some guys who were wearing the GILL boots aboard some charters we ran, folks using their products. Based upon positive feedback we then approached Gill at ICAST 2013 and added them to our line-up.) 

Being a European based firm, their sizing is based on Euro standards...and that's a good thing, too. In the past all boots were made in full sizes, no half size offerings. With Gill, there is a half size option for some of the boots offered. Here's what I've noticed about these boots, in comparison to some others we've sold in the past (including Xtra-Tuff). The boots feature 100% ALL RUBBER compound construction, and its a better grade than most that I've come across. The material is a bit thicker, and will wear better and prove longer lasting. The soles feature a micro-razor cut sole pattern and a larger grip section on the outside and inside of the toe and heel respectively, great for providing secure footing, better than lugs on a wet deck. These boots come with a removable insole insert, that's not an added expense. So, you have greater cushion, and if you feel the boots are a bit tight on your arch you can always remove that and get a thinner insole and make more room. Sizing is far more accurate than other boots we've come across. For instance, I wear a size 11 tennis shoe, but with the XtraTuff boot a size 10 would work for me. With these boots, the size 11 was appropriate, even a tad roomy at the toe but snug on the sides...and there's even a 10 1/2 available!!! So, their size is more consistent with your true shoe size than the agricultural boots we've been using over the past years. These boots have a quick dry polyester lining for added comfort. They're calf high, and a bit tighter at the calf than an Xtra-Tuff. I don't see a need to fold these down, as I would with the higher XT boot. You'll also like the fact that these boots do not arrive with a slimy oily coating like the XT boots. Not sure of the reasoning behind the oil coating of the XT's, but thankfully these don't have that issue and their rubber material is a few mils thicker for longer wear. The Gill boots are not especially wide, they are an average width boot, and in my estimation their size is consistent with a tennis shoe.

Caveat, if you have THICK ankles (call 'em cankles) you may have difficulty with these boots. Chances are you'd run into difficulty with other boots fit too.  If you are closer to average size at the ankle or calf, you will like these boots. And, these will last you longer than the alternatives that have been on the market. Secondly, these are an average width boot, they are not available in extra wide or EEE sizes.

Mark,
I received my Gill deck boots yesterday and wore them indoors for a couple of hours. They are great! I have size 14EE/EEEE gunboats and they fit perfectly with a pair of crew socks. Thanks for recommending that I wait for your evaluation of the Gills before you filled my order. I will tell anyone considering deck boots to try them.
Also, your comment on the traction of razor-cut soles versus lug soles is true. Lugs don’t have as much area in contact with the deck compared to the soles of the Gills.

Thanks again,
 Robert
Redding CA

And, a follow up from Robert a year later...:
I just came off of a 5-day to Cedros and wore sneakers the first day and my Gill’s the rest of the time. I’m really pleased with the boots; great traction, not too hot, good fit, and most of all my feet weren’t killing me with all of the time on deck. Sure, my dogs were tired at the end of the day, but they would be no matter what I wore. (My brother-in-law wore his all week with no negative reports from him.) Thanks again!

 
Buy Description Price
Gill Short Boot size 5 euro size 37 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 6 euro size 38 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 7 euro size 39 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 7 1/2 euro size 40 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 8 euro size 41 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 9 euro size 42 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 10 euro size 43 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 10 1/2 euro size 44 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 11 euro size 45 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 12 euro size 46 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 13 euro size 47 $59.99
Gill Short Boot size 14 euro size 48 $59.99

 


 

GILL Aquatech Shoe
Designed from the deck up for marine use!

Gill's Aquatech Shoe is an interesting option for guys seeking a lightweight, comfortable departure from the deckboot. Additionally, and this is the aspect that excited our staff most (since a couple of the guys here are dedicated surf anglers who typically fish before arriving to work in the morning), the Aquatech shoes are EXCELLENT FOR USE AS A SURF SHOE! They are made to keep out sand, nicely tight around the ankles, and provide excellent traction in slippery conditions. Look over the sole and you can see the additional care taken which should prove advantageous when maneuvering on slippery rocks. The shoes are made to be worn in wet conditions, right into the surf. They're perfect for a rocky shoreline, too! The toe offers a bit more protection. While the Mojo shoe offered below has some nice benefits, these Aquatech shoes take this idea to a whole new level in my estimation. While not offering quite as much foot protection as a deckboot, they offer excellent service as a surf shoe and will prove a nice light alternative aboard a large sportfisher.

Buy Description Price
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 3
-special order
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 4
-special order
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 5
-special order
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 6
-special order
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 7
-arriving soon
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 8
-available now
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 9
-arriving soon
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 10
-available now
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 11
-arriving soon
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 12
-arriving soon
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 13
-special order
$49.95
Gill Aquatech Shoe size 14
-special order
$49.95

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- Please note, we're just getting started with these innovative products. We will stock them deeply in the sizes folks want most. Less popular sizes, for instance size 3-6 will be special order items at the present time and require an extra 7 to 10 days time to fulfill.



Xtra Tuf Boots

Extra Tuf boots is the choice of many long rangers. They run about a half size large, accommodating insole inserts which we sell.  With the insert, comfort is on a high plane.  Xtra Tuf produce a good, likely the best, work boot. These are the one's the deckhands wear, no greater testament than that for long range fishing. They're excellent products, and will last a long, long time.  For our clients with wet climates, you'll get a double dose of use from these finely crafted products. One point to note, in 2011 production of these boots went overseas. They are no longer made in Washington. Quality is still top notch, and no other alternative boots of this type exist to our knowledge. Certainly there are a few others, but they are poor substitutes, often made of inferior materials and are not as comfortable. If you need deckboots, these are your best/only options.  

In 2012 Xtra Tuf took their production overseas, they were purchased by another firm and shifted production out of the state of Washington. Since that time we have heard of some reports suggesting that the quality was not up to the standards achieved when they were made here. Deckhands on the Long Range boats out of San Diego put a lot of miles on their boots, and those guys were not happy with the wear of the new production. While I'm not suggesting that the current Xtra Tufs are a defective product by any means, I am saying that the quality of the product is not what it once was - despite what the manufacturer told everyone during the transition phase. They are an inferior product compared to what they used to offer. I'm offering this information as a caveat to buyers, and it's motivating us to seek an alternative product ourselves. We've done so as of 8/15, and are posted at the top of this page.
When Xtra Tuff again improves their production we'll be glad to let you know.

FEBRUARY 2014 - The folks from XtraTuf feel that they have corrected earlier production errors. Price increased a bit, and that's just fine so long as the quality is back to where it should have always been. Time will tell. The new versions of the boots are now being stocked at our shops.

 

Buy Description Price
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 6 $79.95
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 7 $79.95
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 8 $79.95
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 9 $79.95
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 10 $79.95
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 11 $79.95
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 12 $79.95
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 13 $79.95
Xtra Tuf Deck Boots size 14 $79.95

 


To make your booting experience even more cushy...and to make the Xtra Tuff boots size right (given they run about 1/2 size large) we recommend using the Servus insoles.  They help provide a bit more cushion and arch support. 

 

Buy Description Price
Servus Insole size 6 $8.49
Servus Insole size 7 $8.49
Servus Insole size 8 $8.49
Servus Insole size 9 $8.49
Servus Insole size 10 $8.49
Servus Insole size 11 $8.49
Servus Insole size 12 $8.49
Servus Insole size 13 $8.49

 

 


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