Who should buy the Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX

The Hydrogen Hike GTX’s set of qualities is bound to experience the trail on a whole new, invigorating level. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that has a combination of support, protection, and comfort in a lightweight package. 
  • Prefer competent footgear for quick hikes and fastpacking alike.
  • Prefer a shoe that is capable of withstanding the rugged terrain with ample footing security.

Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX logo

Excellent surface traction

Scarpa designers equipped the Hydrogen Hike GTX with a Vibram outsole called Salix for surface traction. Since it is built with the XS Trek compound, this grippy layer gets to produce enough grip no matter if the terrain is dry or wet. The many lugs and grooves engineered all over it give users improved footing over slippery, soft-soiled surfaces.

Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX outsole

Toe bumper

It covers the front tip of the toe box by about 3/4 of a margin. This reinforces the front end of the shoe further and furnishes it with a toe bumper.

Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX outsole 2.0

Excellent balance and cushioning

The Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX grants footing balance and cushioning with its compression-molded EVA midsole. Its rear zone comes in extra thick to provide hikers with enough shock absorption on heel strikes. The underfoot comfort it offers is enhanced by the P-Flex Lite Spacer insole.

Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX midsole

Breathable and waterproof

This Scarpa speed hiker owes most of its lightness to its part mesh, part synthetic nubuck leather upper. Its lining is engineered with Gore-Tex Surround—a technology that gives all-around breathability and waterproofing.

Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX upper

Abrasion protection

Its sides and heel zone are covered with synthetic overlays for abrasion protection. Its defense against knocks and bumps, on the other hand, is thanks to the heavy-duty toe rand engineered at its forefoot.

Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX heel

The Hydrogen Hike GTX’s front closure is rounded out with a set of hooks and loops for eyelets and a synthetic lace. The hooks at the top are metallic, while the loops around the instep are made of fabric.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 424g / Women 360g
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Scarpa

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.