I know that this has been beat to death, but was wondering if anyone uses these boots and what their experiences were (good or bad). I tried on a pair yesterday and really liked them, they feel right and feel like they have decent, but not too much flex. I tried the Alaskas too, but felt that they were just too stiff.
Talon. I've used the Alaskan for quite a few years now and have liked them a lot. After three years on my last pair the stitching came apart on the back. When I took them and showed the guy at Cabelas he mentioned that the Alaskan wasn't designed as much for side hilling and recommended the Denali. I bought a pair and really like them. Have used them for a month now. Make sure you get them a half size or size smaller than usual. They tend to be large in size. Also they are lighter than the Alaskan.
Thanks for the reply. They definitely fit larger for sure. I really liked the feel of them. I did not like the Alaskans so much. Please let me know if you have any durability issues with them in the future.
Just got off the mountain again and the boots are performing as advertised. I've only been out in really damp conditions twice but they kept me dry. Still happy with my purchase after aprox. fifty chukar hunts in them.
I ended up with the Meindl Perfekt hikers. I tried the Denalis on one more time and they have just too much heel slippage. My heels are too narrow for them I guess. I tried a size down and they were too tight in the front. The Perfekt hikers fit perfect and they were comfy right out of the box. I haven't had a chance to get them up in the hills yet, but did knock around in the mud in them this past Saturday looking for some quail. They kept my feet dry and I was in some fairly heavy water. I would definitely suggest these to anyone that needs a good fairly stiff boot. I generally don't do well in super stiff boots, so I think that this boot will be a good compromise for me.