Our verdict


Users love the top-notch comfort that the Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip offers, along with the roomy fit, quality build, and toasty insulation. While a few people render the side zipper useless, this boot still makes a great footwear choice for your trail and city adventures on cold winter days.


  • Very comfortable to wear
  • Toasty insulation
  • Gripy sole
  • Stylish design
  • Well constructed boot


  • Useless side zipper

Who should buy the Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip

The Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip is a stylish and rugged winter boot that delivers superior traction. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a boot that has a waterproof membrane, and an OrthoLite footbed for long-lasting cushioning and underfoot protection.
  • Want a reliable boot that offers grip and traction in cold weather.
  • Need a boot that provides plush comfort and weather protection.

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip logo

Provides advanced traction in wet and icy terrains

Danner has partnered with Vibram to create an outsole exclusively meant for the Arctic 600 Side-Zip. It has the Arctic Grip compound that provides advanced traction in wet and icy terrains. This outsole is made entirely of rubber, without any metal components or inserts for extreme durability in snowy or icy cold conditions. 

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip outsole

Excellent grip on slick surfaces

The diamond-shaped lugs have a wide contact surface area for increased grip on slick surfaces. It also features flex lines along the edges and a split heel for surefooted steps.

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip Outsole 1.0

Durable midsole

For its cushioning system, the Arctic 600 Side-Zip uses a rubberized EVA midsole also designed and manufactured by Vibram. It's called SPE midsole which, compared to traditional EVA, offers more durability. This exclusive technology promotes improved rebound, comfort, and support.

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip midsole

Comfortable cushioning

This boot utilizes an Ortholite footbed for added cushioning and comfort. Ortholite is a renowned brand for quality insoles. It's made of durable open-cell polyurethane (PU) that promotes air circulation and moisture management.

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip Comfortable cushioning


Danner creates some of the most stylish boots. Among their most popular is the Danner Classic. Akin to the looks of the Danner Classic is the Arctic 600 Side-Zip which comes in plush suede. Lining the shoe interior is a waterproof membrane called the Danner Dry - a 100% waterproof barrier that keeps the foot dry. And to protect against the icy breeze.

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip upper

Long-lasting weather protection

This winter boot from Danner also comes with 200 grams of Primaloft Gold insulation - a premium insulating material that can resist compression, therefore providing long-lasting weather protection.

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip Waterproof

Secure and precise fit

Completing the upper is a traditional lace-up closure for a secure and precise fit.

Danner Arctic 600 Side-Zip Laces