Who should buy the Hanwag Tatra Light GTX

The Tatra Light GTX is a Hanwag backpacking boot that enables adventurers to go light on their multi-day trip without compromising on performance. Get this Hanwag boot if:

  • you want to be able to tackle uneven trails using a stable, polyurethane midsole.
  • you want superb traction on demanding ground conditions.
  • you want a Gore-Tex-lined hiking boot to protect you against wet encounters.

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX brand logo

Tatra Light GTX uses a Vibram sole for optimal grip

This waterproof boot for outdoorsy individuals delivers traction using its Vibram Integral Light outsole. Its profile comes with a patented 3D PrismBase technology, which employs a pattern of prism-like lugs, to keep wearers surefooted. It is also made of specialized Vibram rubber compound for durability and abrasion resistance.

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX prism-like lugs

A climbing zone feature is positioned on the forefoot area for extra control when ascending.

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX toe extension

Its rearfoot region houses both a grooved design and a heel brake for added stopping power. Moreover, the sole’s front end extends upward to protect the user’s toes from stubbing.

Hanwag’s Tatra Light GTX yields a cushioned ride

The Hanwag Tatra Light GTX for men and women features a midsole made of PU foam. This resilient material is known to render a cushioned ride while reducing impact from uneven surfaces. 

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX cushioned heel zone

A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank is embedded into the midsole’s heel to midfoot area for torsional stability and rigidity. Moreover, an insole is placed on top of the midsole for added comfort underfoot and cushioning.

Hanwag designs the Tatra Light GTX with a protective upper

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX suede leather upper

The Hanwag Tatra Light GTX is equipped with an upper made of suede leather.

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX Gore-Tex waterproofing

It contains a Gore-Tex laminate underneath to prevent water intrusions while allowing excess moisture and heat to escape.

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX toe cap

A sturdy rubber cap is found on the toe box to shield the user’s toes from trail dangers.

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX flex zone

The Tatra Light GTX’s two-zone lacing system uses a series of fabric eyelets and click-clamp hooks to help the wearer manage its fit.

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX closure system

Its cuff features Hanwag’s LFX technology, which cushions the ankle and stabilizes it during movement. This component also works with a padded tongue to promote comfort.

Hanwag Tatra Light GTX LFX technology

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 21.2oz / Women 17.6oz
Use: Day Hiking, Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: Hanwag Tatra
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide

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