Who should buy the Hanwag Omega GTX
Setting aside a few drawbacks, it can be said that the Hanwag Omega GTX can serve outdoorsmen well on their mountaineering journey. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a mountaineering boot that can handle extreme alpine conditions.
- Prefer a mountaineering boot that grants users a comfortable ride.
- Prefer a mountaineering boot that can maintain grip even on icy grounds.
Excellent grip on various types of terrain
The Hanwag Omega GTX is equipped with Vibram Alpin. This sturdy outsole has aggressive lugs which bite into various types of terrain.
Excellent heel break
The pronounced edges at the side of the boot offer stability on uneven grounds. Also, its heel brake assists wearers on steep descents.
Comfortable and responsive cushioning
This high-cut mountaineering boot has a crampon-ready PU midsole which provides cushioning and rebound for a more comfortable ride.
Stable on bumpy grounds
It also has a Graded Memory Insole which returns to its original form even after multiple compressions. Also, a full-length shank is added to help stabilize each stride on bumpy grounds.
Waterproof yet breathable
This mountaineering boot uses 3-3.2 mm thick suede leather for its upper. It has a Gore-Tex laminate which protects the foot against water intrusions while allowing the foot to breathe. An insulation fleece keeps the foot comfy even in cold temperatures. It is also constructed with reduced seams to prevent friction points.
Extra on-trail protection
For extra on-trail protection, the boot is designed with an Elevated Brim rubber rand which wraps the base of the upper. Its flex zone at the heel area allows the boot to move with the foot while maintaining support.
The Omega GTX from Hanwag uses different types of lacing hardware to maximize its fit management. Starting from the toe area, it has D-rings, followed by easy rollers and then a pair of clamping eyelets. A webbing loop and three pairs of open hooks complete the closure system. Additionally, the pull tab at the shin area is attached to the removable tongue.