Who should buy the Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX
The Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX from Hanwag for its well-rounded qualities. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking boot that has a versatile high-top backpacking boot prepped for cold weather conditions.
- Prefer a hiking boot that offers waterproofing and insulated insole.
- Prefer a hiking boot that gives traction on slick and snowy surfaces.
Excellent grip on snowy terrain
Supplying the Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX with traction is its Icegrip Original outsole. Microscopic glass particles are embedded onto its tread blocks for optimal slip resistance. The outsole’s multi-directional lug pattern provides grip on snowy terrain. Moreover, it has grooves on the heel and forefoot areas for improved control in uphill and downhill conditions.
Maintains warmth inside the boot
The midsole contains shock-absorbing units, particularly in the heel. A removable thermal footbed grants additional insulation to maintain warmth inside the boot.
Excellent arch support
It also provides extra cushioning and arch support. Also, the midsole’s heel design makes this pair compatible with snowshoes.
Eco-friendly and durable
Hanwag’s Alaska Winter GTX features an upper made of nubuck leather sourced from the Heinen Tannery in Germany. This leather variant emits a minimal amount of carbon dioxide, making it eco-friendly. Also, the upper’s forefoot area is reinforced with rubber rand for improved durability.
Waterproof and breathable
The upper’s waterproofness is owed mainly to its Gore-Tex liner. This membrane blocks the elements out while keeping the boot breathable. A 400g layer of G-Loft Fit lines the upper to keep the user’s foot toasty in cold weather.
This winter trekking boot’s cemented build lessens the number of seams used. Its upper is stretched over the last and joined to the insole via a strong cement adhesive. The midsole and outsole are then added to complete the footgear. This construction method imbues the Alaska Winter GTX with superior durability. Its reduced seams eliminate chafing and pressure points.
Easily adjusted and tightened closure system
The Easy Roller closure system uses stainless steel ball bearings and clamping hooks so the boot can be easily adjusted and tightened. Its perforated collar works in tandem with the padded tongue to promote comfort.