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#1 jayjay

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:48 pm

Looking into getting a new pair of boots and quite fancying the Hanwag Alaska GTX

 

anyone had these boots and if so, what are your opinions on them ?????

 

thanks in advance,

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 04:26 pm

Got a pair of Alaskas for beating and digging.Done 20+ days beating up to now and had a few digs and they are still like new.Comfy and light.How much are the ones you are looking at?

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 05:44 pm

Got a pair of Alaskas for beating and digging.Done 20+ days beating up to now and had a few digs and they are still like new.Comfy and light.How much are the ones you are looking at?

I think the ones I was looking at ranged from £190 to £240 off the top of my head......

I looked at this particular brand because I've heard of a few people rating them for quality and durability,

any info I can get is much appreciated, as I don't want to dive in and spend the money if they are not what they are bigged up to be,

at the moment and for the past 10 to 12 years I have been wearing Lowas, but fancy a change.

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 07:23 pm

I searched about online and got them for £170 posted.They are quite narrow so maybe go with the wide ones.

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:03 pm

I searched about online and got them for £170 posted.They are quite narrow so maybe go with the wide ones.

ok, cheers mate....... :thumbs:



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Posted 09 November 2016 - 05:53 pm

Had hanwag tatra, not up to the job, back to lowa for me

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 02:52 am

I have a pair of Tatra gtx hi tops, wear them all days most days, find them super and very comfy. Pricey tho!!

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 09:48 pm

Hanwag are not what they used to be Ive had them and the lowas but the best I've found so far by a mile are meindl extreme there a great boot and very comfy, if you order online get a half size up as there small pal

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 05:24 pm

cheers for the input guys...........still undecided, I can be a bit of a pain when making decisions on buying something different.........lol

wifes nagging me because she wants to buy them for Christmas........

 

all the best

 

jay :thumbs:


Edited by jayjay, 11 November 2016 - 05:25 pm.


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Posted 12 November 2016 - 08:00 am

Jay; sorry to add another to the mix but I love my lundhags!

 

They don't have a waterproof lining but you make them waterproof by applying a treatment to the leather. Believe me it works brilliantly. On the rare occasions when your feet feel a tad wet then the boot dries out much quicker than a boot with a waterproof lining which, if water does get in, will act like a plastic bag and not let the water out!

 

Also, partly due to the lack of a lining, they're generally much lighter too.



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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:13 pm

Jay; sorry to add another to the mix but I love my lundhags!
 
They don't have a waterproof lining but you make them waterproof by applying a treatment to the leather. Believe me it works brilliantly. On the rare occasions when your feet feel a tad wet then the boot dries out much quicker than a boot with a waterproof lining which, if water does get in, will act like a plastic bag and not let the water out!
 
Also, partly due to the lack of a lining, they're generally much lighter too.

Lowa evo's dry out quickly, submerged one of my boots last season when jumping over a drainage ditch at the back of a waterlogged strip wood, some sort of design in them to aid water to pump out as you walk, feet stay warm aswell with the primaloft insulation

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 08:33 pm

I have a pair of as new Meindl gents Glocker boots size 8 which I would sell. They are the Meindl size 8 and are excellent walking boots, plus they will last for digging. They cost me £225.00.Pm myself if interested. Of course we could come to an agreement.    My twin brother use's them also and one particular pair last 8 seasons, what with walking, digging and doing the various pest control on the estate in the Goyt  valley,  Derbyshire. The Meindl GLOCKER for sheer quality, ruggedness and its overall boot that is one hell of a a boot.

You may be asking why I'm selling my Glockners? Well that is a simple answer as I have Diabetes, so I find them rather sore at times. I'm thinking of the memory  foam system.

Whereabouts do you live as if we are not too far apart I could take you to a friends shop in Nottinghamshire, but I'd make sure of twisting his arm in order to get a good deal? Keep me informed about your decision.

                                                                                                              Good Luck, Stephen...



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 08:50 pm

I have a pair of as new Meindl gents Glocker boots size 8 which I would sell. They are the Meindl size 8 and are excellent walking boots, plus they will last for digging. They cost me £225.00.Pm myself if interested. Of course we could come to an agreement.    My twin brother use's them also and one particular pair last 8 seasons, what with walking, digging and doing the various pest control on the estate in the Goyt  valley,  Derbyshire. The Meindl GLOCKER for sheer quality, ruggedness and its overall boot that is one hell of a a boot.

You may be asking why I'm selling my Glockners? Well that is a simple answer as I have Diabetes, so I find them rather sore at times. I'm thinking of the memory  foam system.

Whereabouts do you live as if we are not too far apart I could take you to a friends shop in Nottinghamshire, but I'd make sure of twisting his arm in order to get a good deal? Keep me informed about your decision.

                                                                                                              Good Luck, Stephen...

thanks very much for the offer mate, much appreciated.......but  i'm a size 10 boot and slowly swaying towards getting a pair of meindle douvre extreme boots, cheers again.....

 

all the very best,

 

jay. :thumbs:



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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:47 am

I've had all the above and none of them match hanwag Alaska for durability especially the leather. If you're just kicking around and walking and would suit you, if you're on the shovel get the hanwag
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Posted 22 December 2016 - 04:50 am

I've got a pair of hanwag Alaska for Christmas off the wife what best stuff to put on to look after them dillydog


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