After university I worked for an outfitter in Alberta,…
Use: heavy pack/mountaineering
Break-in Period: ~80kms
Weight: 2.2 kgs/4.84 lbs
Price Paid: $350 cdn
After university I worked for an outfitter in Alberta, Canada. Guides, Park Wardens, and climbers nearly to the exclusion of all others used Han Wag's. The Matterhorn is waterproof top grain in/out with incredible heel support to avoid lang bang. Grommets are rivited, and support very good. the sole is high carbon Vibram with double-stitched norweigan weklt stitching which avoids delamination. Wider than average last. 3/4 shank. European sizing means comes in more sizes (3 1/2 - 14). EVA wedge in heel makes walking in heavy boots easier. Has a full gusett. The best boot I've ever owned. Did the West Coast Trail, The 80km Cdn Sawback, Egypt Lake circuit in Alberta, and a couple of hundred kms in Yoho, BC Canada. The boots are expensive, but I've seen enough broken ankles, legs, and severe sprains to know it's well money well spent. Monod Sports in Banff Alberta, The Hostel Shop in calgary Alberta, and Track'N Traill in Edmonton Alberta carry the Han Wags.