Harkila Pro Hunter GTX Boots
Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:33 am
Sent them off to the retailer, with a full explanation, including the wear-in process, asking for a refund of money as they were not fit for purpose.Scott Country, didn't reply, and it took 3 contacts to get them to tell me they'd sent them to Seeland. 5 weeks later the boots have come back, saying all tested and nothing wrong with them at all, advising me to wear them in and wear heavyweight socks.
These boots caused a lot of damage and pain, to an experienced hiker, and allowed water ingress or grossly inadequate breathability.
The customer care from the manufacturer and retailer has been appaling, and insulting. Why would anyone want to to buy from them??
Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:42 pm
Your paying for a name with them I'm afraid...
Thankfully Gill ended up buying me another pair of Meindl's Ian. the last pair I had no complaints about and hopefully the same with these . cracking comfortable boots.......
Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:43 am
Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:35 pm
I have never found anything Seeland related to take much abuse...But Meindl boots...A different kettle of fish http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
Seeland gear is mostly poor, harkila is better but totally overpriced for what you get... I think they should stick to the clothes and keep clear of boots..
Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:42 pm
Posted 26 February 2011 - 04:32 pm
Just bought a pair of the Harkila 11" Stalker GTX.
I bought them as something different to my Meindl Dovre Extremes (which despite comments elsewhere on THL, have been the best pair of boots I've had, but very heavy).
1st impressions, they certainly aren't as stout as the meindls and don't seem to offer the same support. They are a lot lighter and I'm hoping the cordura won't need as much maintenance as the leather meindls. I'm sure they will do a job and at the price I was very pleased with them.
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