Not specific to waterfowl, but I thought I'd give a review on my upland boots.
I got these 'Cabela's by Danner' Pronghorn boots mid fall 2012. About $160 new. I love the way they fit. Danner came highly recommended by some people I respect. They broke in fast, and feel great even on long days walking. I wore them most of the 2012 season, and all of 2013 season. This summer the left boot has started leaking.
Today I called Cabela's in Rogers to see what could be done. The lady in customer service said since it was past a year to call Danner. So I called Danner. They said since it was both a Cabela's brand of Danner, and since it was bought at Cabela's the best they could do was have me pay to ship them to Danner, and they would look at them and tell me how much it would cost to fix em. Told them that deal sucked, and that a $160 pair of boots should last more than two seasons, but I didn't get anywhere.
I called Cabela's back, and got to the customer service manager. Told him these are technically CABELAS brand boots, and on their website it says this :
Cabela's brand clothing and footwear is guaranteed for the lifetime of the product under normal wear and tear and defects in workmanship.
All other Cabela's brand merchandise and National brand boots and shoes are guaranteed for one full year under normal use and against defects in materials or workmanship.
He said that Cabelas considers the lifetime of THEIR products to be 1 year...ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!???
Told him that I spend A LOT OF (way too much) money at Cabela's, and being in the cities I can easily go to Mills/Gander/REI and probably pay less. It was Cabela's customer service that had me coming back (I've never had any problems before).
He finally said to bring them in and they would look at them, and give me a pro-rated exchange value on them. So I'm headed in today to see what they say.
Bottom line is this: the Danner's feel great, but the waterproofing doesn't hold (I've since read many reviews of this same problem). Their customer service is poor. We'll see about Cabela's today. If they don't offer me much I'll keep them as dry weather boots, and go somewhere else for now on.
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