Lundhag boots

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marshall4771

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Can anyone help with the best place to buy Lundhag boots ?

I'm aware of Penrith Survival and Bush wear.

Tamarack dont seem to stock them any more.

Ideally I'd like to try them for size before I buy

regards

Shaun
 

JimmyT

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I really wouldn't advise buying a pair of Lundhags without trying them on.
They are extremely expensive and at least with Tamarack you could have sent them back for another size. Lundhags also have two different lasts - the normal and the opti depending on your foot shape/width. I used their online sizing advice and came up with a Euro 46. This was confirmed at their Jarpen factory in Sweden where my feet were measured for a fitting, but in the end I got a pair in a superseded style called 'Forester' in size 47 and a lined pair 'Siberia' in size 48. In addition, there have been discussions on Swedish outdoor forums about boot shrinkage by about half a size or more. This hasn't happened to mine and I bought a little over-sized so I can wear extra socks in the Winter. If you get to try a pair on, wear a liner sock and a heavyweight sock, take out the footbed and stand on it to see how much room you have at the toe. Additionally the boot should feel comfortable from the first as the foot is inside the rubber Certech which won't mould to your foot like leather.
I would recommend them as excellent outdoor boots. They may be pricey but I've met Swedes who have worn a pair for 15 years, sending them back to the factory once or twice for a re-sole.
I'd say the Scout looks the best of their current range. If you have large feet or get lucky you may be able to score a cheap pair at their factory. I got my Foresters for about £80 and they also do custom made boots for very little extra, from their old styles such as the popular 'Alaska'.
Lastly, the next time you're in Lillestrom, Norway you could nip into Jorn Jensen and try a pair of Jörn boots which are built along the same principles:
http://www.jjensen.no/stovler.html
These are handmade in Sweden and have been used by the Norwegian special forces.
 

Shewie

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Good advice there Jimmy

I spent a couple of Saturdays travelling to the shops and trying on a few different boots I had in mind. I was intending to get the Dovre Extremes but after trying them on for half an hour I decided they weren't for me. So it was back over to Tamarack for a chat with Sally and to try a few others on. The Rangers High were perfect for what I wanted and with a pair of 600g Woolpower socks which I intended to wear with this winter boot I found a boot I was very happy with. I also went for an extra half size because I wanted to be able to layer up my socks.
 

big_swede

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yes, they will get sweaty, but you change socks to get dry. There is no padding which soaks up the sweat and leaves the boot clammy.

Like JimmyT I also recommend the scout model, if you can't get your hands on a pair of Alaska.
 

marshall4771

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Well I've been off work this week so I have been around every shop trying on boots.

I liked the fit of the Lundags but thought they might be a bit specialised for my needs.

I tried the Meindl Dorve ? and Glockner and prefered the Glockner.

I finally came across the Hanwag Trapper and the moment I put my feet into them I knew they were for me.

I spent yesterday beating for 2 hours through woodland and streams I then walked the 6 miles home over Ilkley moor with its rocky paths and peat bogs. To cap it all the weather was really aweful, driving rain, low cloud and strong winds.
The boots were brilliant, never let me down and were comfy straight from the box.

Highly recommended boots

Shaun
 

marshall4771

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I hope so Rich. Thanks for the earlier offer to try yours by the way.

I have found a really good stockist for meindl and Hanwag in Lothersdale, nr Keighley. He is a hunting, shooting , fishing man if ever your in need of anything. He stocks Fjallraven, laksen etc

regards

Shaun
 

Shewie

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Is that the Raygill place Shaun ? I've been meaning to call in for a while but keep forgetting when I'm over there.
 

marshall4771

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Johnny - dont rule out the Hanwags - I thought they were cheap boots made in the Far East, how wrong was I, Hanwags are still handmade in Germany and have been for years.
My advice would be try as many different makes and model and pick your favourite from them. I went shopping to buy Meindl / Lundhags.

regards

Shaun