User Review: Danner Mountain Light II
Materials: leather and gore-tex
Use: all year at work in State Parks in all terrains
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Weight: not too bad.
Price Paid: 237
So far so good. After reading all the reviews and doing a fair bit of research (and not wanting to spend $1500 on a hand made pair) I bought a pair.
The only complaint I have is the laces. I could not get them to lace up tight enough with the supplied green laces and when pulled tight so many times they actually started to cut into my fingers a bit. So off they came and were replaced with a slightly thicker pair.
I have been lacing them with a second twist on an overhand knot just above the rings and then another extra twist just above the top hooks. This extra twist I find holds the tension better than just a straight overhand knot and allows me to get the boot laced up nice and snug. The only other minor thing is the dark brown finish starts peeling off with the first little scuffs, so if you like exactly how they looked in the box, don't kick the dirt.
And I did call Danner and they are not making any more until they get a new shipment of leather. So if you can find them somewhere, get them now, or wait until they start production again. I got one of the last 2 pairs of my size from Campmor.