Who should buy the Berghaus Fellmaster Active GT

The Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX manages to provide the necessary performance to day hikers, despite its breathability concern. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides protection and performance for day hikers. 
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides water protection and breathability.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides traction on challenging ground conditions.

Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX logo

Excellent grip on wet and dry surfaces

Berghaus’ Fellmaster Active GTX is equipped with an Opti-Stud outsole to render traction. It’s made of a durable Vibram rubber compound that’s engineered to resist wear and tear. The outsole’s profile is filled with multi-directional lugs which grip on wet and dry surfaces. 

Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX outsole

Excellent traction

Its forefoot and heel areas contain small grooves which provide control in downhill and uphill conditions.

Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX outsole 1.0

Comfortable and shock-absorbing cushioning

This low-cut hiking shoe from Berghaus uses a midsole made of lightweight EVA foam. The use of this material grants cushioning and shock absorbency. It’s paired with an Ortholite footbed which provides arch support and underfoot comfort.

Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX midsole

Prevent the user’s foot from smelling

This component is also treated with anti-microbial agents to prevent the user’s foot from smelling during a hike.

Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX insole

Abrasion and water-resistant 

The Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX features an upper made of nubuck leather. This material imbues the shoe with resistance to abrasion and the elements. A Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane is embedded within the upper to seal water out. It also enhances breathability by allowing excess moisture to pass through.

Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX upper

Secure fit

This waterproof shoe is reinforced with rubber caps in the upper’s toebox and heel areas for improved durability. The gear’s closure system uses a series of eyelets to secure the laces in place. Its tongue and collar are padded to promote comfort. Moreover, a pull tab is positioned at the collar’s rear to facilitate an easy on and off.

Berghaus Fellmaster Active GTX secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 437g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake, Antimicrobial
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Berghaus

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