Updates to 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. Its suede upper contains a Gore-Tex membrane to deliver water protection.
  • Users are able to tackle uneven trails via the boot’s polyurethane (PU) midsole. Its Vibram Integral Light outsole features a 3D PrismBase technology for traction on demanding ground conditions.

Size and fit

The Hanwag Tatra Light GTX is a mid-top day hiking boot made for men and women. Wearers are able to achieve a personalized and secure lockdown using its two-zone lacing system. Moreover, its cuff is equipped with Hanwag’s LFX technology to render an ergonomic fit around the ankle.


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.

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


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. 

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.


The Hanwag Tatra Light GTX is equipped with an upper made of suede leather. It contains a Gore-Tex laminate underneath to prevent water intrusions while allowing excess moisture and heat to escape. A sturdy rubber cap is found on the toe box to shield the user’s toes from trail dangers.

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. 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.

Nice to know

- Those who need a more durable pair for multi-day adventures may want to consider the Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX.

- Outdoor enthusiasts who require a lighter option that won’t compromise protection might want to check a pair of waterproof hiking shoes out. Among the options that may be explored is the Salomon X Ultra 3 GTX.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 21.2oz / Women 17.6oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide

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