No More Raichle Boots
Swiss brand disappears from the shelves this month, but there's a twist in the tail...
Posted: 16 March 2009
It's goodbye to Raichle
this spring, but don't panic if you're a fan, the
Swiss brand has simply been re-badged
to match up with its parent company, so from
this month - March 2009 - anything that was previously Raichle is now
Mammut and will carry the famous mammoth logo.
The good news is that the underlying footwear and the expertise of
Raichle, which has been making footwear for around 100 years, will
remain unchanged, so other than a new badge you can still find familiar
model names like the impressive Mount Trail GTX - below- a sturdy.
three-season walking boot, which has won several awards. It's just
called the Mammut Mount Trail GTX instead.
More Mammut information - technical clothing, ropes, packs, boots and
more at www.mammut.ch
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I've had 3 different pairs of raichle footwear and 3 times have been v disappointed by the build quality and the durability. Never again.
Mtn hike - fell apart on GR20
Scout - soles wore down in record time despite not much use
G3 shoes - all the plasticy bits cracked and the stitching came lose after 3 months
There does seem to be two camps with Raichle - camp1 (love 'em cos they're comfy) or camp2 (had 'em and they fall apart)
I think it could be that some are made in romania and some are made in china.
Has anyone else noticed this?
Posted: 17/03/2009 at 13:17
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Know where you are coming from!
Really comfortable boots but build quality seems to be lacking! I broke a pair trying them on in the shop and my pair looked battle scarred beyond their age after a few months.
Posted: 17/03/2009 at 13:22