Allright so here's the deal, I'm going to FDF (Nylands brigad, KJK) in the January contingent of 2008. In the information booklet I got they mention a bunch of items I need to bring, shaving gear, et.c. and some kind of rubber bands to blouse the trousers inside your boots with, exactly what is this?
Take a half a meter of thinnest elastic waist band from your mothers sewing kit. If you want to be hip take black, not white. If you want to do it at home tie a ring that fits your upper ancle, cut the excess of, repeat process for the other leg. Make it fit, but not too tight or it'll hurt after some hours. The idea is that you roll the the pants between your leg and the band where the boot ends so it looks nice & fluffy.
Thats what I used for the whole time, no need to spend even two euros.
I got a pair of these about 3 years ago. Can't fault them, they're brilliant. They have saved my feet on Dartmoor and many other tabs throughout England.Something about warm dry feet that make me smile.
Be aware, Webtex do a copy which are nowhere near as good(In my opinion)
Got any idea where I could order a pair of these? Are they too insulated for Iraq? I was about to buy some danner jungle boots yesterday, but held off. Do they come in a jungle version or just ICB style?
Sorry, I just saw this. You should be able to find these at cash sales or the PX (on Mainside). I don't know where cash sales is located at Lejeune. They're great in the sand box like when it gets really cold December-February (at least in Ramadi). I had these and some of the hot-weather Bellevilles which had Gore-tex but they also had the drainage holes and were fine in hot weather (pictured).
I served with the last tank bataillon of the former 1. Gebirgsdivision. I purchased the original mountain boots myself an they are still great! The original ones have just one flaw: The soles are very slippery one ice and snow, so you'd better stick to LOWA or Meindl. They've got a different sole and are thus the best alternative.
Besides that, those boots are really the best I've ever had!
YoungGun (not so young anymore, as some may guess...)
@ Jarhead: About time a real Jäger shows the Grenis how work is done!!!