all boots will keep you dry!
what you need to do is compare similar boots
an ION to a STW is not similar in stiffness and liner support
do yourself a favour and compare similar styles of boots
than you can make a comparison
also try to compare 3 different brands
this will give you a better guage
"Pressing ROCKER boards is like fake tits, it might look good, but we all know it's FAKE !"