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Gear test with grough

grough is an independently-owned website offering the most up-to-date news and features about outdoor activities to a community of outdoor enthusiasts.

They recently invited us to put our Meindl PERU GTX BOOTS on test with them and we’re thrilled to say they categorised them as a good buy and scored them 83/100.

Their test was for a boot that can be used throughout the year, but not in the kind of conditions you’ll encounter on UK mountains during a true winter spell (ice and hard snow, including névé).

Meindl lined up against five other brands and grough tested them all extensively in varying conditions, ranging from warm, dry days to torrential wet periods and cold days. Here’s what they had to say:

Happy in the UK’s mountains and fells

“The MEINDL BOOT was the most comfortable overall in the test and was the footwear I reached for when heading out daily in wet and cool conditions.

Braking and traction on wet grass were moderately assured. Braking on wet rock was good and traction on wet rock was very good. The Peru GTX was happy in the UK’s mountains and fells and, as mentioned, will work in wintry conditions of soft snow and slush but isn’t designed for full winter conditions where crampons and step-kicking may be necessary.

As an all-rounder for spring, summer and autumn the Meindl boot was hard to beat. For a walker who mainly heads out in such conditions, with an occasional foray onto colder hills, they represent a good choice.”

Gear testing is an important part of our consumer marketing. Third-party reviews are essential in confirming the high-quality, high-functionality, durability and sustainability of Meindl’s footwear range.

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