User Review: Cabela's Perfekt Hikers
Break-in Period: 3 Weeks
Weight: 3 lbs approx
Price Paid: $190
Very nice hiking boots made by Meindl. They have a replaceable footbed made from cork/poron that molds to your foot over time, though I have replaced them with Ed Veistures, Sole footbeds (wich I would rate at 5+ stars).
The boots have held up great over time and I would definitely buy another pair when they wear out. I tip the scales at 205 and am 6'2" and usually carry a pack between 30-40 pounds, I believe they carry the load great. The ankle support and stiffness of the sole are great and provide plenty of traction and anti roll on hills. The size 12 I have is true to fit with plenty of room in the toe box area and have a great laceing system holds the heels firm both uphill and downhill.
I could not find Meindl boots in the US, but I understand they are available in Canada. I understand these Cabela's/Meindl boots may be the same as the Colorado GTX that Meindl sells as their own. If I had the ability to shop models, I would have liked to have tried out the Island Pro or the Burma models. Some friends from the Netherlands had these boots with them last time they visited and said they were very popular in Europe. They held up well for them in our hiking in the Olympic Natnl Park. Great Boots I would rate them as very high quality,comfort and workmanship and they are made in Germany.