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    Harkila wellies

    Sorry if this has been covered before,

    Was just wondering if anyone has tried the Harkila Wellies yet I'm interested in a pair of leather ones but wanted some opinions first, the new le- Chams seem very soft and although I'm sure they will be comfy can't see them lasting to long!!

    Does anyone know who has them in stock? As iv had a look and all seem to be unavailable awaiting stock I guess?

    Any advice appreciated

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    I'll be interested in this thread, I've been looking at them for a couple of months and would like some this year. I saw them on Montrose guns and tackle, didn't say 'out of stock' but as you say everywhere else seems to be. uttings seem to be the cheapest at 199.

    dom

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    I have a pair of the Harkila Forester zip wellies. I've had them for about 6 months and they are very comfortable. They come with two pairs of inner soles, which are designed to be interchangeable or worn together, but to be honest if I had both pairs in I'd have to go up another half size.

    I'll try to remember to post a review once they've been through a shooting season.
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    Harkila wellies

    Yippee! Chance to vent on one of my few hates in life. Le Chameau Chasseurs. Utter crap!

    + Very comfortable
    - zips are stiff
    - zip tabs break tabs easily if you have to pull hard because the zips are so hard to pull
    - expect poor customer service if the zip tabs break
    - when you can no longer use the zips the press stud flaps fail soon after.
    - after this you might as well wear buckets on your feet.
    - darn expensive.
    Yes I should have taken the Blue Pill!

    We were so busy congratulating ourself of dodging Orwells vision we marched right into Huxley's.

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    Are they just like most branded wellies , do Harkila even make wellies, a bit like the Blaser knife, it has a handle made of the same material as the R8 rifle stock and a Allen key so you can take your gun apart while doing the gralloch .

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    I have these.....the sporting estate gtx 17".
    Gore-tex.....nice and warm in winter, but cool enough for summer stalking too.
    Never had a wet foot and i have given them a fair amount of stick.
    Only small criticism is the tread pattern isn't that aggressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthDorset View Post
    Yippee! Chance to vent on one of my few hates in life. Le Chameau Chasseurs. Utter crap!

    + Very comfortable
    - zips are stiff
    - zip tabs break tabs easily if you have to pull hard because the zips are so hard to pull
    - expect poor customer service if the zip tabs break
    - when you can no longer use the zips the press stud flaps fail soon after.
    - after this you might as well wear buckets on your feet.
    - darn expensive.
    I've had two pairs of Chameau wellies in the last two years. Never again!

    On one pair the rubber cracked where the toe flexes and on the other the rubber upper came away from the sole by the rand. Completely hopeless. That's what led me to give the Harkila boots a try.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    http://static5.uttings.info/images/p...6548_large.jpg

    It's this model that I'm interested in,

    I'm not slating le-chameuas as iv always had a pair over the last 10 years (not the same pair) but since I bought my last pair 4-5 Years ago the price has gone sky high.... Same as most things I suppose, but for a leather lined pair I think these are 150-175 cheaper which is along way to another pair.
    Last edited by Tuck; 30-08-2014 at 16:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie_gunn View Post
    I've had two pairs of Chameau wellies in the last two years. Never again!

    On one pair the rubber cracked where the toe flexes and on the other the rubber upper came away from the sole by the rand. Completely hopeless. That's what led me to give the Harkila boots a try.
    +1 on this I sent one pair back to them to see if they could be fixed it was a waste of money for postage, No more Le Chameau wellies for me!

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    Great to read your enjoying the boots.

    Looks like you are about ready to get some leather care on them. They are looking a bit dry.... The leather needs to be fed to help prevent premature cracking and flaking.

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