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Gear / Re: Leaking boots! (Again)
« Last post by kinkyboots on Today at 16:08:46 »
I still don't go along with the expensive is best notion, sorry about that.

I don't think anyone is saying that and I'm sorry if that's what you think is being implied.

Having said that there's no doubt that better quality boots are made from better quality leather and materials and have a better build quality and more stringent quality control processes which obviously costs more money and makes the boots more expensive.

The outdoor footwear market is so competitive that with very few exceptions generally the more expensive the boots the better the overall quality is and the better they will perform and last.

In my opinion the type of walking you do and the type terrain you walk on is pushing the Berghaus Supalites (a 2-3 season boot at best) to their absolute limit and you would probably get much better value for money by moving to a slightly heavier and more durable 3 season boot.

All soles eventually wear out and on expensive boots if the leather is still in good condition it's often worth having the soles replaced to keep overall costs down. Buying new boots is usually a far more expensive option than simply replacing the soles when they wear out.

Believe it or not we are trying to help you by pointing out some alternative boot options which may offer better long term value for money for you to consider which from personal experience will definitely give better longer lasting service than those you keep buying.

If you choose to put your head in the sand and ignore and dismiss the advice and/or recommendations being offered to you out of hand without even considering them, looking at them or trying them on that's fine and if you are happy to keep replacing your boots every year or two then that's fine too after all it's your money you're spending and not mine or anybody else's.

When I had my Tetheras resoled the entire bottom of the boot was replaced. If you had your Supalites resoled - would that not cure the leak issue and you would still have a set of worn in boots to play with.
I filled each boot with water and left them on our draining board. Within the hour water was seeping out all along the top edge of both soles. By the morning I realised that they are of no further use to me!

Apart from the expense the only problem with replacing the soles is that from what gunwharfman describes it sounds reasonably likely that the Gore-Tex sock liner has possibly also been breached. Spending 50 on fitting replacement soles on 100 boots with no guarantee that the Gore-Tex liners would be intact and waterproof afterwards would make it a non-starter for me.
 
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I've got one of those fleeces, never zip it in though  ;D


TBH these days I only wear the whole combination in extreme conditions, such as skiing in -25C plus 20+ knots of wind.  Under those  conditions it is handy not to have to fiddle to fasten the layers while wearing thick gloves as it doesn't do to hang about  :) .
The fleeces have seen a lot more wearing than the jacket and one of them is quite a bit younger than the shell which is now the best part of 20 years old and still going strong.
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I think Jontea is on a charge too!!  ;D


Just trying to make up for the first half of the year Lee  O0
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Gear / Re: Do you buy gear that 'links together' or buy separatedly?
« Last post by sussamb on Today at 15:53:04 »
I've got one of those fleeces, never zip it in though  ;D
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The only thing I have remotely like that is I have a second fleece that zips into my Berghaus jacket.  Everything else has been a one off purchase:- either impulse buy, replacement or needed for new activity.
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Get together sounds good.  Have to be new year though.

That sounds good to me.  Just let me know when you have time

Wonderful day to finish on Sunday - bet Wetherlam was fab.  I was on Helvellyn with my elder daughter and her boyfriend - great day, one of the best of the year.

Pfff... I'll say.  The views were breath taking  O0
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Get together sounds good.  Have to be new year though.


Wonderful day to finish on Sunday - bet Wetherlam was fab.  I was on Helvellyn with my elder daughter and her boyfriend - great day, one of the best of the year.



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Lake District / Re: Orrest Head from Windermere
« Last post by clyoung on Today at 14:41:28 »
Looks like you got a chance to dry out at Orrest Head. Nice pics.
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Lake District / Re: TR Latrigg from Threlkeld Sat 10 Nov 18
« Last post by clyoung on Today at 14:40:28 »
Nice set of photos.
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Lake District / Re: TR - The Newlands Round
« Last post by clyoung on Today at 14:39:26 »
Stunning, love the moon one at the end.
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