Who should buy the Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat

The Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat is a budget-friendly winter boot best suited for:

  • day hiking during the cold season
  • anyone who is looking for a superbly insulated and waterproof hiking boot for their coming outdoor winter adventures  

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Delivers a comfortable feel, toasty feet

The Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat is like bringing the campfire wherever you go. There should be no more excuse to miss the outside world if you have this winter boot in tow.

Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat Delivers a comfortable feel

Yes, in the Gunnison II Omni-Heat, navigating icy trails with triumphant, toasty feet is the name of the game. 

Keeps you cozy in lower temperatures 

This game is made possible by the following:

Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat Keeps you cozy

  • The boot’s inner walls and flooring (underneath the removable footbed) are all lined with a reflective coating, essentially giving the foot 360-degree protection from the biting cold.
  • Speaking of the shoe’s footbed, Columbia engineers gave it an extra-wooly texture to help the liner lock in even more warmth underfoot.
  • With the boot’s 200 g worth of insulation, it can keep you cozy in temperatures as low as -25°F. This means that the Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat is a competent hiker in most Northern States during winter.

Gunnison II Omni-Heat offers excellent insulation 

The insulation of the Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat is excellent, say numerous hikers. One of them even said that this is among the “best boots for winter!”

Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat waterproof performance

When it comes to its in-field waterproof performance, many trail-goers love the way this shoe keeps moisture out relentlessly.

Rubber bumper detaches too soon 

The questionable toe guard looks frail is a downside. A couple of purchasers detest the Gunnison II Omni-Heat’s rubber bumper for detaching from the upper way too soon.

Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat Rubber bumper

It comes with a short gusset. The connecting bridges of its tongue not being as high as the collar are a missed opportunity for an experienced critic. 

Incredible level of comfort

Someone who tests outdoor gears for a living is impressed with the boot’s incredible level of comfort.

Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat Incredible level of comfort

Just like most high-quality Columbia kicks, this offering has a spot-on fit. The grippy outsole sticks to a variety of surfaces, including snowy paths.

Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat provides ankle support

This Columbia offering offers a combination of warmth and wet weather function, with laced-up ankle support. This hiker is an everyday insulated winter boot for slushy, wet and cold adventures.

Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat provides ankle support

Consider the high-cut Columbia Bugaboot III if adventuring in the snow with the most ankle (even lower calf?) support is your thing.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 19.2oz
Use: Day Hiking, Snow
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Columbia

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.