Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: , , .
Interest: I hike it cause I like it.
Some Meindl boots are still without Goretex: their double-stitched Norwegian welted ones. This is from the description for one of them:
"In combination with the heavy duty norwegian welt you can say goodbye to your Gore-tex boots forever."
It used to be you could equate Goretex with lots of seams which would make sense, although a pair of Vasque Sundowners (mostly one-piece) I had in the early 90's had Goretex. Of course I thought that was cool at the time! So it's too bad if it's true that almost all boots have Goretex, including near one-piece ones.