i got myself a decent hunting jacket. hunting gear i reckon is way better than tramping gear as hunting movement patterns are far more like what i do. lots of slow movement, sprinting, staying still, out in all weathers. generally hunting gear is both breathable and waterproof. i wear boots in the winter. i have a pair of black hawk tactical assault boots which i love. i also have a pair of new balance minimuses i reckon would be ok with socks unless you had deep mud or water to get thru. gym based slow movement, dont know. treadmills usually have hill programs. treadmills also have propulsion so they dont use as many muscles as walking. they are also unidirectional movement which means none of you stabilising muscles are used. row machines arent really slow movement unless you go very slowly. since i have a dog, i have to take him out anyways so i just tough it out and have a hot shower when i get home.