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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-27-2011, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Upland Boots?

I have been researching boots lately. I hunt almost everything and have boots for most situations but I am probably most obsessed with grouse hunting. I hunt in PA and in New England (where there are a lot of swampy meadows).

I need new upland boots. In wet areas I like the rubber bottomed Columbia Bugaboots and they are priced right. For regular upland situations I have had a lot of boots. I recently hit the end of the useful life on a pair of Chinese Danners and a pair of Columbia hiking boots.

After some research, I was leaning toward Meindl but on an impulse I ordered to pairs of Danner Combat Hikers. These are a lot like the Talus but are made in USA. They are standard issue for military deployed to Afganistan. Does anyone have any experience with these boots?

Also, what do you guys prefer for an upland boot?
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Hunting boots--Danner pronghorns. For a hiking boot, Cabela's mountain hiker II.
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Are the Danner Pronghorns made in the USA?

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Are the Danner Pronghorns made in the USA?
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Re: Upland Boots?

It seems the Danner boots that are made in the USA or in China, depending on the model. The American made run a good bit more in price but are supposedly better. Due to the Berry Amendment, the US miltary boots are required to be made in the USA.
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Re: Upland Boots?

The last six years I have been wearing Ariats. They are listed as a work boot, model 37823. They wear extremely well. The soles are a little soft where you do not slip on rocks and they are quiet when walking on gravel. Whenever I'm with a group of people the difference in the noise of your steps is very apparent. Many of my friends have switched over to these boots.

I have a friend in Afganistan who was always getting blisters with his issue boots and had me send him a pair. Since then I have sent about eight additional pairs over there. The only thing I do not like is they are made in China. They do make the best cowboy boots.
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Hunting boots--Danner pronghorns. For a hiking boot, Cabela's mountain hiker II.
P.S. Also Irish setter (by Redhead) is making some good boots also, but not sure where they're made.
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Hunting boots--Danner pronghorns. For a hiking boot, Cabela's mountain hiker II.
P.S. Also Irish setter (by Redhead) is making some good boots also, but not sure where they're made.
OOoopps, make that made by: Red Wing
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The American made run a good bit more in price but are supposedly better.
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I had a pair of danners that were made in America.

Most uncomfortable boot I ever owned. leaked almost immediately. Still have them, and they are supposedly rebuildable, but I don't think I'll ever get that done.

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