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#1 dazzz

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:21 pm

Looking for a new pair of boots dont realy want to spend over £200, ive done a bit of homework and narrowed it down to these 2 as ive read a few bad comments on the new meindle boots.

Ive never owned either Altberg/Lowa so what type/style would you surgest? and where are you buying from?, im favouring the Altberg as i intend having a look in there shop soon and get a fitting as im not to kean on buying without trying.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:38 pm

lowa combat or mountain mate, altberg are similar, but ive nver used them so cannit comment on them. you will get loads of lads agreeing lowa are top dogs, cause they are.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:56 pm

You'll not go wrong with either of those 2, its a matter of which boot fits you best, 



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:01 pm

You'll not go wrong with either of those 2, its a matter of which boot fits you best, 

cheers lads thats why im favouring the Altbergs, how much are you paying for the Lowa's and where from???



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:08 pm

 

You'll not go wrong with either of those 2, its a matter of which boot fits you best, 

cheers lads thats why im favouring the Altbergs, how much are you paying for the Lowa's and where from???

 

ive got a pair of meindle's :laugh:  dessert fox i think. got them brand new in the box from a car boot along with a load of other army gear.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:18 pm

you get good boots of door steps i think thats the make


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:18 pm

In my opinion.... its bestto look at the guys that wear their boots 24/7....the squaddies.

Altberg and lowa.....are top draw :yes:

Lowas are indestructable....tough as fcuk.....great grip.....but quite heavy.

Lowa combat....non goretex.... expect to pay around the 135 mark :thumbs:

Altberg are british.....its all i wear....very light....great boots.

Go for the 'sneekers' or the 'warriors'....amazing boots.....

Expect to pay around the 145 mark..... :thumbs:

Ive worn all boots...in all conditions.....in all places...

And its altberg for me 100% :thumbs:

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:21 pm

Altberg high moor about 190 I'm sure the have cheaper versions and the new anti scratch version

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:35 pm

Had lowa GTX for about 4/5 years wear them several times a week. Never let in and to be fair I don't always look after them that well lol but have polished and applied dubban the odd time. I would get decent pair of gaitors that makes the difference to a boot IMHO. Best money I spent, went through loads of boots before failing to bits with digging and letting in.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:39 pm

Didnt think that the lowas are heavy at all, infact would say the opposite.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:41 pm

Giro, what would you say are the best gaitors?

Ive got the old army gaitors, with the twisted wire(snare type) and they are decent, paid a fiver for them.

Just cut the under straps off.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:46 pm

I have similar old skool, hard wearing. Need gor Tex in milder weather make your legs sweat. Got some karrimoor ones were bit pricey don't like wearing them in the dark don't think it would take much to rip them on a fence lol

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 11:39 am

Lowa mountain GTX, had mine about a year.  Bout 140 quid delivered.  RV Ops from Plymouth.

Cheapest I could find on the web, Google them.

Good boots :thumbs: 

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:20 pm

cheers all, BPR ive been on there website (altberg) and your looking at £175 to £200 so if i could get a pair of Lowa for around £140 woud probably go with them??

Giro i think they do the mounting gtx in brown now where did you get your's??

Dykos i think i saw a pic of your's when i was looking through old post's, where your's brown?? and are they true to size as im not keen on buying without trying.

Must admit the meindles they sell on here look very good but likes been said beter to go with one's lads have been using for years and not kean on the bad press of late,

call me fussy but if im spending over £200 on a pair of boots then they should last without having to return them several times.

 

Cheers Daz



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 12:29 pm

you get good boots of door steps i think thats the make

Bit old fashioned me mate i would rather pay hard earned cash for a pair lol


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