Whether rock, ice or snow – the HANWAG Ferrata Tour GTX is a multifunctional, high-alpine mountaineering boot designed for performance. In mixed terrain or easier tours with glaciated sections, this crampon-compatible boot with customisable volume adjustment offers a range of convincing functional details.
Heading into high-alpine terrain is always a challenge. Rock, snow and ice place demands on both people and materials. The harder the conditions, the more reliable the equipment needs to be – after all, it’s about keeping yourself and your partners safe. High-alpine tours require good preparation and expertise, from belay technique and knowing how to move in steep mountain terrain, to using crampons, ropes and ice axes. Experience is important – and the right footwear is essential.
The new HANWAG Ferrata Tour GTX is a partner that you can rely on. Because this high-alpine boot combines climbing performance on rock, ice and snow with best-possible hiking comfort. Its versatile, multifunctional nature makes it ideal for high-alpine mountaineering tours in mixed terrain, but also less demanding high-alpine tours with glaciated sections. In addition, HANWAG TubeTec Rock sole technology is specially designed to cope with the demands of alpine mountaineering.
On the Ferrata Tour GTX, the lower part of the upper is made of robust, breathable and long-lasting Perwanger leather for a perfect fit. This is combined with a flexible collar in highly abrasion-resistant polyamide reinforced with PU yarns. Thanks to the waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, this shoe keeps your feet dry in wet weather. For high-alpine mountaineering use, the toe area has extra insulation. An additional layer of GORE-TEX Duratherm insulation material provides maximum thermal insulation. Thanks to its additional footbed this boot allows you to modify the fit and volume accordingly.
The HANWAG Alpine Wide Last provides more room at the forefoot for greater comfort, without sacrificing precision and climbing performance. Optimized ghilly lacing down to the toes ensures a secure fit at the front of the foot, and good overall stability. The Hanwag 2 Zone Lock with mechanical lace lock improves the fit at the heel. Unlike conventional clamping lace hooks, the mechanical lace lock remains fixed in place and cannot slip unless manually adjusted. And the optimised TPU heel welt means that it’s easy to attach semi-automatic crampons.
LFX Upper Technology: What do you need in alpine terrain? A stable, yet flexible upper, which allows the required flexibility and freedom of movement at the ankle for precise placement on rock. The HANWAG Lateral Flex (LFX) upper uses a particularly abrasion-resistant fabric woven from polyamide and polyurethane yarns to ensure good stability. While for flexibility, HANWAG Lateral Flex technology places flexible polyamide fabric inserts at flex zones to give the upper a controlled amount of lateral (sideways) movement.
Alpine Wide Last: Alpine models generally have a slightly narrower fit, due to the technical requirements. However, the AlpineWide Last on the Ferrata Tour GTX is built with a wider forefoot. By alleviating pressure in the toe box, there is less risk of frostbite and it’s possible to wear thicker socks. The last makes this fit ideal for long, cold high-alpine tours.