Coldpack Ice+ 8” Zip Polar Waterproof: Warm adventures in a no-frills package

Merrell hiking boots are known for their distinct presence in the realm of trail expeditions. The Coldpack Ice+ 8” Zip Polar Waterproof is naturally a fantastic addition to the brand’s robust roster. That said, what does this boot have that sets itself apart from other winter kicks? Take a look at the following:

  • It has an 8-inch cuff height, which is fully lined with nappy fleece for extra warmth.
  • Its removable footbed also has a fleece liner, trapping heat underfoot for a comfier ride.
  • Merrell’s Air Cushion tech is part of this shoe’s midsole, offering enough shock absorption as you land on frigid terrain.
  • The boots Vibram outsole changes color when the temperature drops to a certain level, giving you a fair warning about the coldness that is to come.

Additional info

  • Not a fan of tall boots? Check out the Merrell Coldpack ICE+ Mid Polar Waterproof instead.
  • Merrell’s Thermo collection is also a great place to look for high-quality winter hikers.


How Merrell Coldpack Ice+ 8" Zip Polar Waterproof ranks compared to all other shoes
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