Who should buy the Hanwag Bergler

The Bergler is under Hanwag’s B category. The designers made this handcrafted backpacking boot with an emphasis on comfort and durability. It is recommended for those who:

  • are looking for a backpacking boot that provides optimum grip, thanks to its solidly constructed sole.
  • want footwear with a leather upper able to tackle long hikes and light treks.
  • prefer mid-cut hiking gear to get ample ankle support.

Hanwag Bergler brand logo

Hanwag Bergler comes with a Vibram outsole

The Hanwag Bergler’s ability to grip on most types of terrain comes from its Vibram Tessin outsole. It’s made of a sturdy EVA rubber material. 

Hanwag Bergler Vibram outsole

Its surface features cross-shaped lugs in the middle and block-like lugs on the sides for traction and stability, respectively. The raised heel creates a braking power that aids during descents.

Hanwag Bergler block-like lugs Vibram Tessin

The Bergler from Hanwag uses a double-stitch construction to attach the sole to its upper. This design allows the gear to be resoled at an additional price.

Bergler’s midsole unit offers stability

This backpacking boot is equipped with a midsole component that’s built to promote comfort. It also has a shock absorber placed at the heel. The sole uses a wedge design to improve stability. 

Hanwag Bergler midsole unit

Bergler from Hanwag presents a quality build upper

The Hanwag Bergler features an upper made of nubuck leather. This material makes the boot resistant to abrasive elements.

Hanwag Bergler nubuck leather upper

The boot’s leather lining creates a comfortable in-shoe environment. Also, the lining is free from chromium to prevent skin allergies.

Hanwag Bergler closure system

This backpacking boot features an Easy Roller closure system that helps speed up the lacing process. It consists of a set of D rings, smooth ball bearings and open hooks.

A soft leather tongue prevents friction and promotes comfort. 

Hanwag Bergler flex zone and soft collar

A flex zone is incorporated into the upper to help the user’s ankle to move freely without compromising support.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 27.3oz / Women 26.5oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Hanwag
Construction: Lace-to-toe, Eco-friendly

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