View Full Version : danner Vanish GTX boots
10-21-2009, 11:00 PM
hey if you were thinking about buying these boots i would recomend you stay away from them. I killed my boots after only 10 days of hunting. put only about 100 miles on them and they broke at the seam and started to seperate on the bottom. My first pair lasted 12 days in the desert before the seams seperated in 5 different spots and had to deal with them for the rest of january (about 16 days). from an american company you dont expect to see "made in china" but these are. ill post pics of them later
10-21-2009, 11:22 PM
wow,hate to hear that as i've beat the heck out of my pronghorns and jackels and was eyeing these for my next pair.
10-23-2009, 10:08 PM
Not to defend that model, but have you contacted Danner? I have an older pair of boots that I've used the last 8 years in Canada in Nov & Dec and wouldn't think of going w/out. Last Spring sent them in for a re-build and they look great again. I also have a pair of GTX duty boots that fit well and seem to be wearing ok (better than the Rockies they replaced). I wont bother getting the GTX rebuilt though but the closest they had available now for the hunting boot was the Canadian and Iwasn't sure if they would be the same. Again not in Danner's defense, I've found them to be a company you can deal with but I agree they should be selling a product so you don't have to deal with any issues after your purchase.
12-31-2009, 07:33 AM
forgot to update... I had to contact a manager at danner directly. I was told to include a piece of paper with the model of boot I wanted them replaced with. They sent me a new pair of pronghorn boots within 5 business days.
I was looking at the Danner website yesterday and was kinda surprised at the updates they made. You can now select to see their boots that are made in the USA only. Its quite shocking to see how few are still made in the USA. I've heard that there is a massive difference in quality from the chinese made boots vs. the USA made ones. The USA made ones are still the top notch boots that they always were.
12-31-2009, 06:54 PM
Good to hear they treated you alright. Hopefully the new boots won't have any issues. Good luck.
12-31-2009, 07:58 PM
Pronghorns fit me like a glove, but they aren't very durable IMO. My Vasques are showing much less sign of wear after a pretty hard year, still waterproof.
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