Who should buy the Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX

The Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX from Hanwag for its well-rounded qualities. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that has a versatile high-top backpacking boot prepped for cold weather conditions.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers waterproofing and insulated insole.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that gives traction on slick and snowy surfaces.

Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX logo

Excellent grip on snowy terrain

Supplying the Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX with traction is its Icegrip Original outsole. Microscopic glass particles are embedded onto its tread blocks for optimal slip resistance. The outsole’s multi-directional lug pattern provides grip on snowy terrain. Moreover, it has grooves on the heel and forefoot areas for improved control in uphill and downhill conditions.

Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX outsole

Maintains warmth inside the boot

The midsole contains shock-absorbing units, particularly in the heel. A removable thermal footbed grants additional insulation to maintain warmth inside the boot.

Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX midsole

Excellent arch support

It also provides extra cushioning and arch support. Also, the midsole’s heel design makes this pair compatible with snowshoes.

Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX arch support

Eco-friendly and durable

Hanwag’s Alaska Winter GTX features an upper made of nubuck leather sourced from the Heinen Tannery in Germany. This leather variant emits a minimal amount of carbon dioxide, making it eco-friendly. Also, the upper’s forefoot area is reinforced with rubber rand for improved durability.

Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX upper

Waterproof and breathable

The upper’s waterproofness is owed mainly to its Gore-Tex liner. This membrane blocks the elements out while keeping the boot breathable. A 400g layer of G-Loft Fit lines the upper to keep the user’s foot toasty in cold weather.

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Superior durability

This winter trekking boot’s cemented build lessens the number of seams used. Its upper is stretched over the last and joined to the insole via a strong cement adhesive. The midsole and outsole are then added to complete the footgear. This construction method imbues the Alaska Winter GTX with superior durability. Its reduced seams eliminate chafing and pressure points.

Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX insole

Easily adjusted and tightened closure system

The Easy Roller closure system uses stainless steel ball bearings and clamping hooks so the boot can be easily adjusted and tightened. Its perforated collar works in tandem with the padded tongue to promote comfort.

Hanwag Alaska Winter GTX closure system

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 840g
Use: Snow, Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Hanwag

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