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Good boot (2nd time around) - until that pair leaked as well
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 May 2019
The purchase was Amazon standard - quick, well packed and good communication.
The first pair of boots was initially OK. Fitted well, didn't need breaking in and was comfortable to wear/walk in. After about 4 months it seemed like the right boot was not waterproof. Somewhere in the toe there was a leak. I used them daily and about 2 weeks in, after walking in wet (OK very wet) grass I could wring out my sock - but only the right one.
Contacted Amazon and a replacement (offered a refund too) was quickly on the way. So far (2 months) they are standing up well.
I have had Berghaus boots before and were generally pleased with them. On the "pro" side, these seem a little higher than previous ones and give better (good) ankle support. They are comfortable and - so far - seem hard wearing, with no sign of wear on the soles. As opposed to the last pair, they seem waterproof (again, so far).
On the "cons" side, only minor things. The laces are flat woven material rather than the round cord ones that I am used to. That makes them harder to un-knot, particularly when wet. The loops that the laces run through are also material, not metal, and I suspect that they will fray over time. Lastly, I would prefer to have the top 3 lace loops as quick release rather than just the 2 that there are.
Can't fault Amazon for the way they dealt with my issue. hopefully the boots will be as successful.
Now 3 months with the new boots and they leak as well. The left one this time (shame I didn't keep the first pair - I would have had a waterproof set). The last 3 days walks have all ended with the left sock soaked and water dripping from the boot, and only wet grass - no real water as such. Shame as it has spoilt the regard I have for the brand.
I will be complaining to Berghaus directy and getting in touch with Amazon (again).