The Meindl Burma Pro MFS is a modern classic that changed the marketplace when it arrived on the scene many years ago. It has been a frequent winner of 3-season boot tests in Trail. Its success has been due to a mix of features that are all dedicated to performance on the hill. So you get a good leather upper, with a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. There is also a large amount of padding inside that makes it very comfortable straight from the box. The upper offers plenty of protection and support, and there is a rubber rand to add to the durability. Underfoot a dual density Vibram sole unit provides excellent support and comfort while the sole flex and lug pattern are ideal for a variety of valley, hill and mountain terrain. If you can afford the price tag this is a highly recommended boot that’s exceptionally hard to beat on performance. But recent price rises in outdoor gear due to changes in the global economy mean that the Meindl Burma Pro MFS has shot up from its £140 price tag of 2008. It is still a superb option, but other boots have held their price better that this model so it is harder to justify spending the cash. There are plenty of lighter and lower-priced choices out there this year.
Upper nubuck leather, Gore-Tex waterproof lining
Sole Meindl Multigriff by Vibram
Sizes 6-14 (men’s); 3.5-9 (women’s)
Weight 1648g (pair, size 8.5
Made in Germany
Stores in UK 200+
Verdict: The Meindl Burma Pro MFS is a classic and well-proven boot, shaded into second place as other options have not had such a high price hike as these … yet!
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2009