Meindl Himalaya MFS Walking Boot for Men and Women
Product Review & Walking Gear Test

Meindl Himalaya MFS Walking Boot for Men and Women Meindl Himalaya MFS Walking Boot for Men and Women
Himalaya MFS Walking Boot for Men and Women

Vital Statistics:

Sizes:

Men's sizes 6-12
Women's sizes 3.5-8

Weight:
890 gms (Size 8)

SRP:
£219.99

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

The Himalaya MFS from Meindl is a full leather, 3-4 season walking boot which I've used in a number of mountain treks around Snowdonia on some quite rocky footpaths with a winter (ie relatively heavy) day pack.

From my previous experience with Meindl boots, I expected to find that the Himalayas would be comfortable 'straight from the box'. With these, though, I did find that I needed some time to adjust to the high cut, which initially I found a little uncomfortable around my shins. However, within a short time and with a little adjustment to the lacing, I do now find the Himalayas to be a really very comfortable boot.

This is a high volume boot, which was fine for me. The excellent lacing system ensured I was able to get a good fit throughout the length of my foot.

The ankle support, toe protection and shock absorption over hard, rocky terrain was extremely good. There is a gentle 'rolling' sensation as you walk which adds to the overall comfort of the boot thoughout even the longest day's walking. The good deep lugs on the sole provide excellent traction over pretty well all the terrains I've experienced.

Buying Advice:

The Himalaya MFS from Meindl is a robust and highly specified walking boot. Not officially 'badged' as fully crampon compatible, I would be happy to wear them with flexible crampons for short periods.

The overall quality of finish is very high right down to the very solid bumper that looks like it will protect the boot from all but the most extreme of conditions. As such,the Himalayas are an excellent investment for all-year round mountain walking in the UK.


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