Best Winter Hiking Boots For 2017-2018
The comfort and overall experience of your hike
Some of them are frighteningly expensive and some a lot more budget-friendly, it all really depends on what you’re using them for and your level of hiking. You’ll probably notice that a lot of the brands are the same and these tend to be the top brands for winter hiking boots. The boots listed below are all waterproof and very well-insulated, I go into more detail on the advantages and disadvantages of each pair. Most of the boots listed are under the category ‘mountaineering boot’ and, while some are for the more advanced hikers, there are several pairs that are also good for the beginner winter hiker. I’m going to do a further post explaining the differences between a mountaineering boot and a hiking boot (it’s a bit of a grey area).
Weight: 1.8kg (3lb 15.5oz) pair of 42 (8 UK, 8.5 US).
The Good: Comfortable, lightweight, warm, suitable for a wide range of activities.
The Not So Good: Thinner than normal sole meaning crampons can pop off and extra insole
Worn by the famous Ueli Steck, few can argue that the Scarpa Phantom Guide is a quality hiking boot. This is a non-removable boot with a gaiter fixed to the outside which seals the boot completely from both water and snow. The gaiters’ material is Scarpa
The shock absorbing inserts in the heel and forefoot
Although ideal for hardcore ice-climbing and winter alpine hiking, don’t think that these boots are just for the pros. They are a great