Our verdict


Those who are tired of looking for a comfortable boot that more than justifies its price tag may finally find rest in the Meindl Bhutan MFS. It is indeed a comfy gear, but one with a kind of waterproofing that works surprisingly well, and enough stiffness that inspires confidence.


  • Stiff sole
  • Relentless waterproofing
  • Worth its money
  • Exemplary traction
  • Durable construction
  • Great stability
  • Reliable ankle support


  • Too heavy
  • Insufficient ventilation

Who should buy the Meindl Bhutan MFS

The Meindl Bhutan MFS is a robust high-cut backpacking boot for men and women. You won't regret getting them if you want:

  • a quality waterproof walking boot that's amazing for challenging hikes and low-level treks
  • top quality leather footwear offering sufficient moisture protection 
  • comfortable boots delivering extra soft cushioning around the ankle

Updates to Meindl Bhutan MFS

  • Lighter than its predecessor - the Burma Pro - shedding off the weight of nearly 100 g
  • This iteration comes with a softer ankle collar
  • Update to the gear’s lacing system - it now has only 3 pairs of open hooks as opposed to the previous model’s 4

Reliable grippy outsole

Meindl’s Bhutan MFS offers backpackers the right amount of traction with its Vibram Multigriff outsole. Its heavy-duty surface is laden with aggressive lugs, with the central ones made circular, providing hydroplaning prevention. 

Meindl's unrivaled support and comfort

Delivering adequate comfort and stability on rough terrain is the boot’s chunky midsole. It comes with a wedge unit made of polyurethane (PU) for added cushioning.

Further bolstering the footwear’s underfoot comfort is the Meindl-exclusive Air-Active footbed. It has Soft Print foam—a cushioning technology that triggers the footbed to adjust to the contours of the wearer’s foot.

Extra soft ankle cushioning in Meindl Bhutan MFS

Meindl’s Bhutan MFS has a waxed nubuck leather upper. Its waterproofing is found in its Gore-Tex liner. Its ankle collar contains the Memory Foam System for extra cushioning. Around the base of the boot is a full-on rubber rand that prevents the upper from sustaining scuffs and abrasions. 

The Digafix closure system completes the boot’s upper. It consists of laces made of synthetic and combination eyelets made of metal.