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brdhuntr
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Jan-03-13, 
08:07 AM (MST)
"Meindel Boots"

Anyone have any experience with these boots,considering buying the 400gram from Cabelas. Used mainly for big game and chukar,i need a boot that has strong ankle support. Thanks for any replys..

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  Willametter...      Jan-03-13   1 
  RE: Meindel Bo...  brdhuntr      Jan-03-13   2 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  jhibbs      Jan-07-13   3 
  RE: Meindel Bo...  greyghost      Jan-07-13   4 
   RE: Meindel Bo...  completespo...      Jan-12-13   5 
    RE: Meindel Bo...  Stubaby      Jan-12-13   6 
     RE: Meindel Bo...  coues52      Jan-13-13   7 
      RE: Meindel Bo...  txhunter58      Jan-15-13   8 
     RE: Meindel Bo...  Dr_Hunter      Jan-18-13   9 
      RE: Meindel Bo...  brookhunter...      Jan-27-13   10 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  falloutwest      Apr-07-13   11 
  RE: Meindel Bo...  kilowatt      Apr-07-13   12 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  Passionfore...      Apr-11-13   13 
  RE: Meindel Bo...  kk      Apr-14-13   14 
   RE: Meindel Bo...  opbuckslayer      May-27-13   15 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  alsatian      Jul-22-13   16 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  elkmanchad      Jul-29-13   17 
  RE: Meindel Bo...  ForkWest      Jul-30-13   18 
   RE: Meindel Bo...  elkmanchad      Jul-31-13   19 
    RE: Meindel Bo...  mightyhunter      Aug-01-13   20 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  CrabClaw      Aug-17-13   21 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  massNtrash      Aug-21-13   22 
 RE: Meindel Bo...  hilltophunt...      Aug-24-13   23 
  RE: Meindel Bo...  Califelksla...      Jan-23-14   24 
   RE: Meindel Bo...  brdhuntr      Jan-24-14   25 
    RE: Meindel Bo...  txhunter58      Jan-26-14   26 
     RE: Meindel Bo...  Califelksla...      Jan-26-14   27 

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Willametteriveroutlaw
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Jan-03-13, 
09:38 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have 4 years on my perfect hunters. Best boot I have ever worn. I probably have 4 or 500 hundred miles on them with out them breaking down in some very tough country.

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brdhuntr
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Jan-03-13, 
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2. "RE: Meindel Boots"

Thanks, Willamette

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jhibbs
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Jan-07-13, 
03:52 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I'd have to agree with the earlier post. I've had a pair for about three years now and have put a ton of miles on them and they've held up well. I did have to grease them at the begining of the season this year since the water proofing seems to have worn out, but that's a minor issue with all that I've put them through.

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greyghost
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Jan-07-13, 
09:39 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Meindel Boots"

Good boots. I wore out a pair of Perfekts in 4 seasons, and picked up a pair of Denalis after that. I think I like the Denali better (just as warm as Perfekt) but do like the cork insole sole of the Perfekt.

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Jan-12-13, 
07:57 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have the perfekt hunters and love them. Tons of support!

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Jan-12-13, 
09:52 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I just took my denalis back. They felt great but I could not stop the heel blisters from popping up. Tried the panty hose under the smart wool sock and everything. I'm looking at the perfekt or that air revolution boot. Are those a little more forgiving in the back of the heel?


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Jan-13-13, 
08:15 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Meindel Boots"

1+ one "Meindel perfekt".. and just bought (santa) the Meindel winter pac boot in Dec..love them both Danny

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txhunter58
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Jan-15-13, 
05:58 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Meindel Boots"

LAST EDITED ON Jan-15-13 AT 05:59 AM (MST)

They do give good ankle support

However, there are now some that are NOT made in Germany. They will say "imported". The ones made in Germany will say "made in Germany"

Quality of the "imported" ones are suspect. German made boots are great. Both Perfekts and Denalis are made in Germany

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Dr_Hunter
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Jan-18-13, 
11:16 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have had the Denalis now for two seasons. They are hands down the best boot that I have ever owned. The only drawback with these boots is the long break in time. I also had problems with the heel rubbing. It took me about 10-11 long, blistering trips. Since the break in, they have been the best, most comfortable, supportive boot I have owned.

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so essential to success of any kind as the
quality of perseverance. It overcomes
almost everything, even nature.
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brookhunter19
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Jan-27-13, 
08:47 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Meindel Boots"

+1 on the Denalis for me. These are the best boots I have owned so far. I had no issues with breaking them in.

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Apr-07-13, 
02:36 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I own both the Perfect Hunters and the Alaskan Hikers. You can't beat the Perfects for comfort (had mine for 4 years) and the Alaskans are great in rugged rocky country (aka chukar country). I think I will be adding a pair of Perfect Hikers to the rotation soon.

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Apr-07-13, 
02:48 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have both the Perfect Hunters and Hikers and they are both great boots for their applications....can not go wrong with both.


Brian

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Apr-11-13, 
10:41 AM (MST)
13. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have tried Lowa's, Hanwag, and The Meindel. I must say the Meindel was the only boot that actually didn't hurt my feet. Needless to say, I have a once worn pair of Lowa Tibets in my closet. Honestly, any of the top brands are going to be manafactured of the highest quality, it's just finding the boot that fits YOUR foot. Good Luck

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kk
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Apr-14-13, 
07:49 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I like the Meindel, I have used them hard for 4 winters of lion hunting. They have been real good.

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opbuckslayer
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May-27-13, 
09:20 AM (MST)
15. "RE: Meindel Boots"

Working on 4 years on my perfects and they still are the most comfortable and supportive boot I've ever owned.

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Jul-22-13, 
12:44 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have hunted elk for 3 seasons in Meindl Perfekt hunters, and they have worked very well for me. I hunt in rocky, steep terrain. I sometimes pack heavy loads on my back with these boots on my feet. Absolutely no complaints. I have a very sure feeling while wearing these boots. I feel my ankles are protected and my feet feel great.

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elkmanchad
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Jul-29-13, 
11:49 AM (MST)
17. "RE: Meindel Boots"

Anyone have experience with the Ultralights? Thinking about getting them, but don't want to sacrifice on the quality.

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Jul-30-13, 
10:05 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have an earlier verision similar to the Ultralights (I think they were called the blacktails or Ibex???). I've had them for 8 years now and still going strong. I can't even guess how many miles are on them. Finally popped a seam on the cordura last year. Still water tight and the split leather is still holding up great (I dress them regularly). Sole tread is showing some wear, but that's to be expected with several hundred miles on them.

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elkmanchad
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Jul-31-13, 
09:57 AM (MST)
19. "RE: Meindel Boots"

That sounds promising. Thanks for the info. I also need to decide if I want unisulated boots or 400 grams of thinsulate. I hunted blackpowder elk in CO last year with 600 gram boots and was WAY to hot. I'll be doing the same this year and I'm thinking unisulated may be the way to go. Anyone have an opinion one way or another? I can use my 600 gram boots when it turns cold.

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mightyhunter
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Aug-01-13, 
06:46 AM (MST)
20. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have always gone with 200 grams or no insulation at all in my Hanwag, Kenetrek or Meindl boots. If you are going to be sitting in a blind, at a stand, or in a tree stand all day in cold weather you need insulated boots. If you are doing spot and stalk hunting, and moving around, go uninsulated and wear good socks. My preference is Bridgedale Trekkers in cold weather.

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Aug-17-13, 
06:53 PM (MST)
21. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I have the perfekts, good boots have held up 2 seasons of shed hunting and hunting, 1000+ miles (they have about had it now though, should be good for this hunting season). most of my boots, including kennetrek mountain extremes, last 1 year or less). Highly recommend them.

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Aug-21-13, 
10:59 AM (MST)
22. "RE: Meindel Boots"

So I finally wore out a pair of them two years ago. They are still waterproof but have lost some stitching and have punctures through the sides. still water tight though its amazing. I put on countless thousands of miles on this pair over the past ten or so years. So I bought another pair and they are just the same and I still love them simply the best boots I've ever used.

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hilltophunter
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Aug-24-13, 
06:24 PM (MST)
23. "RE: Meindel Boots"

I would wear out a pair of danner pronghorns in 1 season. I bought my first pair of Meindel boots 3 seasons ago and they lasted 3 full seasons. Just bought my 2nd pair last month. They are worth the extra money when compared to danners.

Ankle support is also pretty good.

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Califelkslayer
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Jan-23-14, 
11:04 PM (MST)
24. "RE: Meindel Boots"

brdhntr, see my post labeled "Boots." I like mine but not sure they are true Miendl's since they have the Cableas lable on them too.

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brdhuntr
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Jan-24-14, 
10:00 AM (MST)
25. "RE: Meindel Boots"

Elkslayer, i did buy a pair at Cabellas here in Boise last year. I just checked and the boots say Cabellas by Meindel on the side.Apparently they are made in China and Austria. My friend bought a pair of the lighter weight non-insulated last year through the mail,and his were made in China. Mine say Austria on the box,and are 400 grm. insulated mountain boot.I absolutely love the boots,great ankle support and feet did not sweat.I gave them a good work out this year in some steep country on the Elk hill,and was completly satisfied.Hope to test them more this year on the chukar hill around Brownlee. Here's to a great 2014,and a great hatch!

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txhunter58
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Jan-26-14, 
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26. "RE: Meindel Boots"

If you get the ones that say: "made in Germany" you are OK. Ones like the ultralites that say "imported" are suspect quality

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Califelkslayer
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Jan-26-14, 
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27. "RE: Meindel Boots"

After reading txhntr's post, I'm worried they may not hold up since I have 5 chukar hunts and one hike in them so far, too soon to tell. I love the way they feel but had to put an aftermarket insole inside so I didn't feel rocks through them.

So far, so good. Hope they give me two seasons and I'll be happy, Happy, HAPPY.

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