Hanwag Ferrata II GTX
If you want a versatile B2 boot for scrambling and high mountain via ferrata as well as summer Alpine routes and Scottish winter mountaineering, then the Ferrata II is a top contender, says Dan Bailey.
The Mt Centry and Mt Centrina use a combination of nubuck and synthetic leather as well as Dropstop textile so are tough. Being B1 these boots have enough flex to allow the wearer a full day's enjoyable walking or scrambling in the summer as well as adapting well to easy winter conditions. Both boots will also take a flexible walking C1 crampon with strap attachment.
A secure fit is assured through the asymmetric lacing and Base Fit technology. The asymmetric lacing has encompassed the foot's anatomy and as a result places more pressure on big toes giving the wearer greater precision. Mammut's patented Base Fit technology: a lacing configuration which sees laces being anchored at the sole, provides a more snug, bespoke fit, again, giving the wearer greater precision.
What else? Well, as you'd expect, this high-end boot features a water-resistant GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort Footwear membrane and a multifunctional vibram® Maton sole with integrated Climbing Zone.
Mammut has topped this technical offering off with an all-round rubber rand and a lightweight cushioning Poro wedge.
Sizes: 4 - 8.5 for women; 6.5 - 13 for men
Stockist info: 01625 508218, or the website below.