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.

Hanwag Omega GTX logo

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.

Hanwag Omega GTX outsole 1

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.

Hanwag Omega GTX heel break

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.

Hanwag Omega GTX midsole

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.

Hanwag Omega GTX arch support

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.

Hanwag Omega GTX upper

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.

Hanwag Omega GTX upper 2

Secure fit

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.

Hanwag Omega GTX secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 39.5oz
Use: Snow
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Hanwag

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