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    Lowa Rangers

    Anyone have an opinion on these? Thinking for North Island hunting, Rimutakas, Haurangis, Tararuas, Ruahines, Kawekas, etc. Have a pair of Tibets which are great, but thinking I could go a little more flexible? The other option might be Z6 If I can find a wide fitting.

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    Have had a good run with a couple of models of Lowa I brought through @Sarvo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Have had a good run with a couple of models of Lowa I brought through @Sarvo
    The funny thing is the Z6 mentioned above are nearly the same as the Talan infantry I sell for near 1/4 of price - meant to be a copy of the Lowa Zephyr - which I think has been superseded by the Z6 & Z8 High boots

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillB View Post
    Anyone have an opinion on these? Thinking for North Island hunting, Rimutakas, Haurangis, Tararuas, Ruahines, Kawekas, etc. Have a pair of Tibets which are great, but thinking I could go a little more flexible? The other option might be Z6 If I can find a wide fitting.

    cheers!
    I have a pair of the Z6 nice soft boot but the soles are bloody slippery on most surfaces.
    I also have the Tibet which are also good but a bit stiff for bush stalking.
    I think the Ranger would be a good boot.

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    @WillB I'm on my 2nd pair of Rangers and have found them excellent. I've never broken them in before full use and never had and issue because of this.
    The pair I have now (2+ yrs old) has a rand on the right boot that had separated from the leather at the flex point but has caused no issue.

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    I’m on my second pair, good all round boot, on my first pair the rand separated on the inside of both boots and I had to get them reglued, this pair so far have been good, I also replaced the insoles on them.
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Cheers, thanks a lot guys - I have a pair to try on over the weekend at Bivouac so I will get on down and check them for fit. thanks again.

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    I was looking at rangers but found the crispi nevadas to have more room for wider feet, very comfortable

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    How did you go with the Rangers? I've mine for 2-3yr and given them a hammering in resonably rough terrain, lots of real tough heather bog, rocks, rivers, shale, etc, and they're superb. Really comfy, no breaking in needed. I've real wide feet, and they are not a problem.

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    I liked the Rangers for their immediate comfort. I did not like the Rangers for their tendency to slip on wet rocks (quite surprisingly slippery). Would I buy them again - no, because I ended up lying in the creek instead of crossing the creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rupert View Post
    I liked the Rangers for their immediate comfort. I did not like the Rangers for their tendency to slip on wet rocks (quite surprisingly slippery). Would I buy them again - no, because I ended up lying in the creek instead of crossing the creek.
    That's good to know my z6 are the same nice boot but in the rivers they are slippery as.

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    A pair i have the rand at heel and toe developed splits like it had perished after 12 months of intermediate use. Will go back to to gronel unless i remember to see sarvo first.

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    I tried a pair on and they seemed good but the crease on one was pressing down on my toe - Bivouac has got in another pair for me to try. They’ve got a vibram sole id be surprised if they were more slippery than the Tibets ????

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    Just got a pair of the Rangers and love them so far. Been on a couple of 6odd hours walks, got them muddy, wet, and put them through a couple of old logs and they've been great. Proper solid.

 

 

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