Updates to Merrell Coldpack ICE+ Mid Polar Waterproof

  • The Merrell Coldpack ICE + Mid Polar Waterproof is a mid-cut boot that’s ideal for hiking in cold weather conditions. Its nubuck leather upper is layered with 200g of M.Select Warm lightweight insulation to retain heat in low temperatures.
  • Cushioning and support are supplied by the footgear’s ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. A Vibram Arctic Grip outsole delivers traction on ice and snowy surfaces.

Size and fit

The Coldpack ICE + Mid Polar Waterproof from Merrell is a winter hiking boot made for men. It comes in standard width. It is also available in a range of whole and half sizes. The footgear runs fairly true to size. Its lace-up closure system grants a personalized lockdown to the wearer.


Merrell’s Coldpack ICE + Mid Polar Waterproof is equipped with a Vibram Arctic Grip. Its multi-directional lugs are designed to deliver traction in winter conditions. The sole’s heel area is filled with grooves which provide extra control during downhill conditions.


This mid-cut winter hiking boot uses a midsole made of lightweight EVA foam. This material allows grants a cushioned ride to the user. A molded nylon arch shank is embedded within the midsole for extra rigidity and stability.

The Coldpack ICE + Mid Polar Waterproof’s Fit.Eco EVA contoured footbed grants arch support and underfoot comfort. It has organic odor control technology to keep the user’s foot fresh during a long hike.


The Merrell Coldpack ICE + Mid Polar Waterproof features a nubuck leather and mesh upper. These materials make the boot sturdy against abrasive elements and breathable at the same time. The upper is also infused with 200g of M.Select Warm for a toasty feel in cold temperatures.

A protective toe cap is added by Merrell to make it more durable. It also prevents stubbing while the user is traversing a challenging trail. The boot’s closure system incorporates a series of eyelets and metal hooks to hold the lace in place. Its tongue and collar are padded to create plush comfort.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 482g
Use: Snow, Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Merrell

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