Closeouts. Hanwag Tibet hiking boots are handcrafted in Germany for mountaineering and multi-day backpacking trips. The nubuck upper has a glove leather lining, a 360° protective rand and a crampon-compatible Vibram® outsole.
Reviewed by Tiger Rag from SE Foot Hills on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
This is an outstanding light mountaineering boot! I would disagree with other reviewers about breathability. I don't think the other reviewers have ever tried a leather boot with a Gore-Tex bootee - now that is a combination for sweaty feet. These Hanwags are leather lined with no waterproof membrane that allow them to breathe quite well. They are still a heavy mountaineering boot (think cooler weather) and crampon compatible with a full rubber rand which will limit breathability versus a Merrell Moab or other fabric boots but versus other mountaineering and light mountaineering boots these are fantastic! I use them for a heavy backpacking - western mountain hunting boot and they are perfect. Nice stiff sole, but not as stiff as my other mountaineering boots. Great heel cup for limited heel slip even with a stiff shank. Just wish I could buy another pair so I'd have a pair set aside for a few years down the road. STP, keep the great brands coming!
Reviewed by Public display name :D from Earth on Friday, June 6, 2014
Quality materials throughout upon first inspection. The boot is VERY stiff so I expect a long and gradual break in time so i can't speak to how the materials will be once I am able to actively hike about in the boots. Fit seems true to size..
Reviewed by skateskier from Bowdog95 on Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Nice boots. True to size, well made and good traction. I have only worn them around town but I can't wait to hit the trail. I agree with the other reviews that the boots can be a little warm. Great value!
Reviewed by Seattleclick from PNW on Friday, May 30, 2014
Like the last reviewer, I think these boots are great. I ordered a half size larger looking for a little extra room in the toe box and am borderline D-to-E width. Since these boots have a full rand and are right at that width range, I require a little bit of break-in time before they fit comfortably. These boots are built like tanks and I imagine they will last a long time. However, unlike the last reviewer, I disagree about them being a summertime boot. These boots are lined with leather and they are not very breathable. So my feet get hot in them and I believe they are designed to be more of a winter boot. After all, they are designed with crampons in mind and Tibet and the Himalayas go hand-in-hand. Anyway, they are a nice stiff boot with excellent ankle support and should satisfy most mountaineering conditions. Short of breath-ability, the only other design flaw is the lace hook on the tongue. I think that particular design is much better with Lowa boots. Anyway, for the price, they are a wonderful bargain and overall, I am very happy with the STP purchase experience.
Reviewed by Kiwi in Seattle from Seattle on Thursday, May 22, 2014
I grabbed pair of these Hanwag Tibet boots on sale and with a 35% coupon plus free shipping ! Could not find any information on this model (Tibet) but I have a pair of Hanwag Alaska GTX that are very well made and fit me comfortably.
As described, these boots have a textile padded tongue and glove leather lining with no insulation or waterproof rating so Buyers take note.
The Vibram sole has a very aggressive tread pattern and the heel welt will accommodate a "hybrid crampon" with a heel lever and toe strap. There is no toe welt to accommodate a true "step-in crampon".
I expect these boots will be very well suited to summer alpine hunting in New Zealand.