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Thread: Hanwag to Salewa

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    Back in the Manawatu

    Hanwag to Salewa

    I've had my new Salewa Rapace gtx boots for couple of months now, been on a few good armed tramps with them and last weekend walked into a favourite spot of mine and managed to blood them with this nice hind.Name:  image.jpg
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    It turned into a fairly long day bye the time I got back to the hut for lunch and to let the meat cool down , then a 4 hr walk with a heavy pack out to my car, but very happy with my Salewa boots.
    I had been wearing some Hanwags and had a good run with them too but just a bit to rigid and heavy for my old legs.
    Dry they are 1080 grams and wet more like 1.5 kg each that is to .Bloody hell I thought when I weighed them no wonder the ole legs were feeling a bit weary.
    My Salewas were listed as 680-700 gr but mine are more like 780 gr, but that is still 300 gr less than the Hanwags.
    All my work boots and regular shoes are size 9 UK but my Hanwags are 9.5 UK 44 EU so ordered the Salewas 44 EU and while they fit perfectly they are a snug fit , even another half size bigger would have been ok I think as they come with some extra inserts you can put on top of the insoles they come with to get a better fit.
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    I suspect they mite not be quite as waterproof as my Hanwags as the Salewas have a gore-tex tongue that runs right down to near the toe rather than the full leather uppers on the Hanwags, but so far very happy with my Salewas I think they suit my style of hunting my feet feel more nimble but still plenty of ankle support and the ole legs appreciate the lighter weight. Cheers
    Tahr, HUNTY, GSP HUNTER and 6 others like this.



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