I have had a pair in the closet since '88 and was going to school in VT. First pair got resoled about 5x until the leather got too worn and I needed to get another pair.
They are far from perfect but can do a lot of things decently. I wear a pair of Garmont hiking lo-cut boots 80% of the time for outdoor use but have the Bean boots for when things get wet/sloppy. They are packed in the 90 for off road trips just in case.
As a side bonus you can use them for going to the club on wet/snowy nights (said laughing at myself). Given Josh's affinity for Vineyard Vines wear, I am shocked he doesn't have a pair already.