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Rogue RB-2 Light Trail Boots


Rogue RB-2 Light Trail Boots


Brand: Rogue
Weight: 1415 g         24 reviews
The Rogue RB2 Light Trail Boot is a refreshingly simple and sturdy hiking boot, made in South Africa. Ideal for use in warm climates in the UK and overseas, they feature a full leather upper, grippy rubber sole, and padded ankle supports.

The Rogue RB2 Boot is made using superior African leathers, features a leather-lined footbed insole and is comfortable from the first use. Scratch marks and scars occur naturally on these hides; these marks should give your boots the unique rugged 'bushveld' look, indicative of the African outdoors!

When we started making footwear in 1976, we set out to make functional, hard-working and durable footwear, using superior leathers, soles and quality fittings. All our footwear is constructed using the tried-and-tested 'Stitchdown' method for comfort. Our shoe moulds are all in half-sizes for a more generous and spacious fit.

  • Leather upper
  • Padded ankle support
  • Full tongue
  • Leather lined footbed insole
  • Rubber sole (please note that grip pattern may vary)
  • A generous and spacious fit
  • Colour: Tan
  • Weight: 1.4 kg in size 9 1/2
  • Please note that eyelets and the colour of laces may vary
  • Please note that these boots are not waterproof


  Delivery in 1-2 days within the United Kingdom
  UK Orders placed before 2PM GMT will be dispatched the same working day
  Overseas delivery times will vary depending on the destination

Please note that our offices are closed at weekends, so any orders placed after 2PM GMT on a Friday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

Orders with a total value over £300.00 will be dispatched free via a next day delivery service within the UK at no extra cost.

Please note that in some instances, orders for heavy items may take an extra day to arrive.

  Overseas deliveries
For overseas deliveries, please refer to the following estimated delivery times:

  • Europe: 3 - 5 working days
  • Rest of the world: 5 - 7 working days


A full refund or exchange will be given provided that the items have not been worn or used, and are returned to us within 30 days of purchase, together with all relative labels and packaging. You are responsible for the cost of returning items.

Please ensure that you include a copy of your invoice, along with an explanation of why you have returned your goods. If you wish to return your goods for any reason, please do so to the following address:

Woodlore Limited
PO Box 3
East Sussex
TN19 7ZE
United Kingdom

Product Reviews

Rogue RB-2 Light Trail Boots is rated 4/5 based on 24 customer reviews.

All of our product reviews are from customers with verified purchases.

Overall Rating:


  1 of 24

  The Rogue RB2 boot is a good quality boot with excellent breathability. However as most people would likely agree, the critical feature of any boot besides aesthetics/breathability/etc is the fit. I have unfortunately had to give this product a poor rating as the sizing on the pair I received was dramatically larger than any other 10.5 sized footwear I've ever used or worn. I purchased with the full understanding of a 'generous and spacious' fit, but this pair was easily an entire size above. I can actually fit an entire tea cloth behind my heel in the laced boot.  

  Lewis O''connell
20th September, 2023

Rated: 1/5

Woodlore's Reply - 20th September, 2023
Dear Lewis, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you were happy with the quality and breathability of the Rogue boots you purchased from us but we are very sorry that they did not fit. We have tried to make the generous fit as clear as possible on our website, but we will review this again to help our future customers. Thank you for your feedback.

  2 of 24

  This is my second pair as I concluded after a weeks wearing, the first pair were too big. That was 2017. They have changed with the leather being much darker now. The sole is a lighter weight with a different tread pattern and better laces that are brown - not the original green and they feel like a lighter boot all round. Perhaps a little less padding in the upper ankle area than my first pair. The design of the original pair didn't need updating in my honest opinion however they remain a good looking and comfortable sturdy boot. Excellent service from the Ray Mears team as ever.  

  Jeffery Berry
24th May, 2021

Rated: 4/5

  3 of 24

  Great pair of boots. Very comfortable after their first outing. Good coating of Rouge Leather Treatment means they are ready for action. Worn for all sorts of activities since purchased and all is good. They are not too heavy for general wear. Again great products from Ray Mears.  

  Andrew Smith
21st April, 2021

Rated: 5/5

  4 of 24

  I did a very wet riverside walk with a friend recently. My Gore-tex boots were flooded and remained so for the remainder of a 9 mile walk. I recalled a Ray Mears program where he said 'wear non waterproof boots and waterproof socks'. Remembering this I searched for non Gore-tex lined boots, how difficult could it be. Horrendous is the answer - then I thought does Ray sell them? Eureka... he does, and what a fantastic pair of boots they are! I did an 8.9 mile wet river walk straight out of the box, great grip, super comfy, not a hint of a blister, and when teamed with waterproof socks exceeded my every expectations. I will really consider buying a spare pair, I love them.  

  Mark Hinton
7th December, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  5 of 24

  Love these boots! Well worth the extra shipping to get them to the United States. Extremely comfortable with excellent construction. Highly recommended!  

  Jeffrey S. Rumbles
23rd July, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  6 of 24

  Hmmm, these boots are an interesting one! Having worn them for 10 months, and being blessed to live just off the Pennines, I feel I'm in a position to objectively review these boots from the perspective of someone in the North of the UK. I was under no illusions when purchasing that these bad boys wouldn't be waterproof - and props to Woodlore for their transparency in that regard. These really are boots that are crafted (and they are crafted rather than made or produced) with a warm clime in mind. The downside of that is that in a more temperate zone they struggle in terms of practicality - a particularly dew laden field will leave you squelching! With these qualifiers considered, I'd still recommend these boots, and especially if you're planning to use them for the purpose they're designed rather than exposing them to the varied Yorkshire climate! I've knocked a star off for two reasons. Most significantly, the sizing is just atrocious - I normally wear a 9.5, and even the 8.5 is a bit baggy on me, with insoles. The second point is the wear in factor, which I'm sure most potential purchasers would be aware of with any leather boot, but some rough finishing on my example exacerbated the issue - these are not a pair of boots you can buy and go put 20 miles into without breaking them in first, which is worth considering if you are used to man-made materials. I've also seen some signs that these may struggle in terms of longevity- already there are some glue marks evident above seems, but I will reserve judgement on that until they have another few months use! The stitching seems really robust, so I could well be worrying unnecessarily, particularly given that these are in no way a waterproof construction. So, the short version would be: if you're looking for a pair of boots that are going to be robust enough to survive anything in a dry environment then you've found your new footwear. Nb: once broken in these are the most comfortable boots I've ever worn.  

2nd May, 2020

Rated: 4/5

  7 of 24

  Boots are spot on and everything I had hoped they would be. Arrived really quickly in a day or two.  

  Ian H Blair
7th February, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  8 of 24

  These boots do look great but, when I initially received them there was a seam where the tongue is attached to the main body that was very uncomfortable. I was hoping it would settle down with wearing but, it was difficult to go very far as it made my feet sore. I did make them good by inserting a long anvil into the boot and hitting the seam with a hammer to 'tenderise' it. Not what I was expecting to do after reading the write ups. I was contacted by the Bushcraft team to leave feedback, I replied to the email asking for help with my issue but never received a reply, that was over three weeks ago. I am sure not everybody has an issue with these, and they are great now they have been worked on and feel as good as they look. But if you do have the same problem as me then hopefully this has helped.  

  John Tildesley
29th January, 2020

Rated: 3/5

Woodlore's Reply - 29th January, 2020
Dear John, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry that you did not receive a response to your enquiry. It would seem that your email was not received in the office and we apologise for that. We are delighted to hear that you have been able to remedy the situation and that your boots are serving you well.

  9 of 24

  Just received my boots, thank you to all at Woodlore. Straight out of the box and onto my feet. The leather feels great, very, very comfortable, looking forward to trying them out this weekend. The leather feels very soft and the shape of the boot fits my feet really well. Compared to my old Mendl boots, which are well past their sell by date now, these feel very light on my feet. Once I've giving them a good run in I shall send another review. This may be a small concern but I love the appearance and the quality. Oh, talking about quality, again, thank you for your prompt and reliable service.  

  Mark Adam Armley
24th January, 2020

Rated: 5/5

  10 of 24

  Well constructed, consistant strong leather for the whole boot, will require a good breaking in period. Excellent.  

  Nigel Hylands-white
29th December, 2019

Rated: 5/5

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Are these boots waterpoof?

No. The Rogue range of boots are designed with the African bush in mind and therefore are not waterproof.

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