Hanwag Trapper Top GTX noticeable features

The Hanwag Trapper Top GTX is built for adventurers who require a combination of protection and support in their arduous pursuits out in the wild. It allows wearers to move with enhanced mobility thanks to its flex zone at the heel.

It uses a Vibram outsole made exclusively for Hanwag to secure the user’s footing over precarious terrain. It may be resoled at a cost.

Size and fit

Hanwag’s Trapper Top GTX is a fairly true-to-size, high-cut backpacking boot for men. It is offered in full and half sizes in D – standard width. Owners can customize its fit using the footwear’s closure system with clamping lace hooks.


Giving backpackers the right amount of grip on various types of off-trail surfaces is the gear’s Vibram Breithorn outsole. Its toothy multi-sided lugs have enough depth, rendering it capable of providing added surefootedness over slippery terrain. This sticky component also has quite a prominent heel brake for extra slip resistance on descents.


The Hanwag Trapper Top GTX’s hardwearing yet springy midsole is what cushions and stabilizes the foot over considerably rugged terrain. It has a heel element that absorbs shock and a lightweight stiffener called shank for additional medial support. To give trekkers a bit more comfort underfoot, Hanwag designers paired this cushy layer with a graded memory insole.


This trekking boot from Hanwag envelops the foot in its above-the-ankle upper made of waxed nubuck leather. Making its confines adequately warm yet watertight is a Gore-Tex laminate, called Duratherm. Both its collar and tongue are lined with sufficient padding for extra comfort. The bottom perimeter of this leathered-up footgear is covered with a heavy-duty rubber rand, protecting the boot from abrasive elements in every direction.

The footgear’s lace-up closure features D-rings, closed loops with ball bearings, and open hooks for eyelets. They work in full force with the shoe’s synthetic lace in keeping the foot locked in safely.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 33.5oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Hanwag

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.