Columbia Gunnison II Omni-Heat: 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. Yes, in the Gunnison II Omni-Heat, navigating icy trails with triumphant, toasty feet is the name of the game. And this game is made possible by the following:

  • 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.

Additional info

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

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.