Who should buy the Hanwag Tatra II GTX

The Hanwag Tatra II GTX is a mid-cut trekking boot that’s designed to tackle a wide range of outdoor activities. It is ideal for those who are:

  • looking for an outsole that can render traction on virtually all types of terrain.
  • looking for a backpacking boot designed with a heel brake for a more secure footing on tricky grounds.

Hanwag Tatra II GTX brand logo

Hanwag’s grippy Vibram AW Integral sole

Providing outdoor enthusiasts with surefootedness over challenging terrain is the Tatra II GTX’s Vibram AW Integral outsole. 

Hanwag Tatra II GTX Vibram AW Integral outsole

Its profile is filled with an aggressive lug pattern that renders grip on wet and dry surfaces. A heel brake is incorporated into the sole’s design for better control in downhill conditions.

Hanwag Tatra II GTX aggressive lugs

Tatra II GTX’s stable platform

This mid-cut backpacking boot from Hanwag uses a PU midsole to create a cushioned ride. It’s paired with a stiffening shank which adds rigidity and stability. Its default footbed supplies the user with arch support and underfoot comfort.

Hanwag Tatra II GTX midsole

Protective upper of the Tatra II GTX from Hanwag

Hanwag Tatra II GTX nubuck leather upper

The Hanwag Tatra II GTX features an upper made of nubuck leather, making it resistant to abrasion and the elements.

Hanwag Tatra II GTX Gore-Tex waterproofing

The upper is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane to prevent water from penetrating the boot while maintaining breathability.

Hanwag Tatra II GTX toe cap

This leather hiker is equipped with protective toe and heel caps for enhanced durability. 

Hanwag Tatra II GTX protective heel cap

Comfort and security

Hanwag Tatra II GTX padded collar with vent holes

Its padded collar contains vent holes for comfort and flexibility. 

Hanwag Tatra II GTX lacing system

The boot’s closure system uses a series of click clamp eyelets and metal hooks which allows a 2-zone lacing setup.

Hanwag Tatra II GTX clamp eyelet

Also, a lace hook is positioned on the tongue to hold it in place.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 26.8oz / Women 22.6oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: Hanwag Tatra
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Narrow, Normal, Wide

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