Updates to The North Face Hedgehog Fastpack Mid GTX

  • The Hedgehog Fastpack Mid GTX has a lightweight construction that’s designed to make hikes fast. Its polyurethane-coated leather upper offers protection from abrasive hazards, while its Gore-Tex liner provides ample weatherproofing.
  • Stabilizing wearers on rough terrain is the gear’s dual-density midsole. It is engineered with Cradle Guide—a brand-exclusive technology that guides the foot through all 3 gait cycles: ground impact, transition to midfoot stance, and toe off. 

Size and fit

An adequately true-to-size, mid-cut day hiker for men and women is the Hedgehog Fastpack Mid GTX from The North Face. The men’s boot comes in standard and wide widths, while the women’s version is offered only in standard. Its sizing options include full and half sizes. Its quick lacing system provides a personalized and secure fit.


The Hedgehog Fastpack Mid GTX plants the foot securely on uneven terrain with its Vibram rubber outsole. Numerous protrusions known as lugs are generously placed across its surface to provide users with the right amount slip and skid resistance. Its heel and forefoot zones are designed with tread patterns, granting users more control over inclines whether they are going uphill or downhill.  


Thanks to the boot’s dual-density EVA midsole, hikers can expect a combination of stability and cushioning plus shock absorption while on the trail. It comes embedded with a TPU shank, strengthening the medial zone of the boot, thereby providing users with extra arch support. Its subcomponent—the molded foam insole—offers additional comfort underfoot. 


Cradling the foot with adequate support and protection is the Hedgehog Fastpack Mid GTX’s PU-coated, over-the-ankle leather upper. Giving the boot its structure is its TPU quarter weld. Its breathable zones, which are also abrasion resistant, are made of mesh. Engineered within its bootie is a Gore-Tex membrane, leaving the gear’s exterior waterproof while its interior amply ventilated. 

The boot offers a precise fit with its quick closure system. It is made up of sturdy synthetic laces and rustproof metallic eyelets. 

Additional Info

  • The wide boot version of this product has limited stocks on select online retailers.


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