Good Pair of Boots for Hunting/Backpacking/Hiking

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  1. BadKarma

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    Im looking for a good pair of boots i can use for hunting and backpacking/hiking. I like the cabelas/meindl boots (ibex/alaska/denal/perfekt) but would prefer to buy from bass pro because its the closest to san diego. anyone know of a good pair?
     
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    What are you asking? If you like meindl buy them? They are good boots.
     
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    Go to REI and buy there if you want to go some place close.
     
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    Irish Setters. Buy at Zappos.com and you wont regret it. Great prices, overnight shipping, free overnight return shipping (if needed), tons of choices and reviews.
     
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    Go to the local outdoors places and try on boots until you decide what brand and size you want, then order them on line from the cheapest place you can find...
     
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    I have the Meindl Alaska's and love them!

    I dont think Bass Pro has any boot that will match up to Meindl. Just order them online. They do run true to size. Plus, cabelas will pretty much take anything back if you dont like them. I started with the perfekts and sent them back (after i put about 20 miles on them) because I didn't like the way they felt and they had a bad squeak.
     
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    Irish Setters x2. Affordable, comfy and Bass Pro sells them.
     
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    i never buy boots online. not worth the hassle. take your own socks , sit down get measured and then buy a boot that fits the best with the features you want. brand x with the best reputation means nothing if you can't wear them!boots, then bino's are the most important piece of hunting equipment.
     
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    i think ill just get the meindls, ive heard great things about them regardless of use so i figure i can not go wrong.
     
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    Like I said Zappos will change your mind about that statement. I used to feel the same way but couldn't find what I wanted locally and gave it a shot. Their hassle free service absolutely changed my mind about it.
     
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    buying online from places like zappos and online shoes is great. idk how many pairs of running shoes i go through in a year (cross country/track) but i can also find a pair i need for what ever training im in at that time.
    cabelas does have excellent customer service so i have no doubt that if i buy from them or bass pro online i can return them and get a different pair of boots.
     
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    Danners always great fit and excellent service after the sale..
     
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    I got a pair of Zamberlan's:

    http://www.zamberlan.com/catalog/index.php?lang=en&pg=prod&idprod=54&idcat=2

    They're similar to the Civetta GT model in the link. Someone bought and returned them to REI and they were in the bargain bin for $70. They've been going strong for years. If we climb Mt. Elbert (14,440') and Mt. Massive (14,420') in CO this August, I'll be wearing these.
     
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    Bass pro is not going to sell a boot well suited for backpacking. Especially if you mean packing out with a deer and a 100 lb load. You need support. A stiff mointaineering boot. Meindl, Lowa, Han Wag, Asolo, Zamberlan, Kenetrek, etc. Irish Setter and Danner make some comfy boots, but they are not mountaineering class. I wore Danners for years, never knew what I was missing until I strapped on some Meindls.
     
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    Boots are such an individual item...so be prepared to return a pair or three if they don't fit you correctly buying online. I personally found the Lowa Tibet Pro GTX boots to fit my thin ankles the best. Meindl is a great quality but the fit was not as good for me as the Lowa.
     
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    I got a pair of Converse tactical boots a while back...and they are really, really nice hiking boots. Not all the bells and whistles , but ggod ankle support, good tread, easy break-in, and side zip. There is a waterproof version too. $95 bucks at the GI joes in O'side.

    Give 'em a look
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Meindl Ibex for all-around hunting. But, if you are planning to pack exclusively, you might want the next step up on the stiff/mountaineering side. I think that would be the Alaska. Not sure.
     

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