Are you looking for a new pair of hiking boots that offer a more traditional look, are hardwearing, comfortable and ready to wear straight out the box? If so, you want to consider the Berghaus Hillwalker II Gore-Tex hiking boots. In the following Berghaus Hillwalker review, we’ll begin with a quick review and follow that up with a look at the boot’s ket features and an analysis of the materials used.

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Berghaus Hillwalker II Gore-Tex Overview

Men's Berghaus Hillwalker 2 GTX Boot

This traditional hiking boot brings you all the features you’ll need to take on all the weather and landscapes that the UK can throw at you. Its robust and streamlined construction brings together a surprisingly soft oiled suede shell with a Gore-Tex lining for durability, reliable waterproofing and breathability, and memory foam at the heel and tongue for outstanding, custom-fitting comfort.

You can remove and wash the anti-microbial footbeds to maximise the cushioning and odour-banishing properties, keeping your feet fresh and will of energy. At the same time, our patented OPTI-STUD outsole construction soaks up shocks and gives an exceptional grip.

Berghaus is a very reputable brand known for making a quality product, that if looked after, will stand the test of time and be part of your hiking kit for many years to come.

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Berghaus Hillwalker II GTX Key Features

  • Breathable Hiking Boots – Thanks to a breathable GORE-TEX performance membrane, even the wettest weather won’t touch your feet, while sweat makes a clean escape. Please remember that if water gets through the top of the boot, say around the ankle area, your feet will still get wet. That does not mean the boots are not waterproof. I would suggest buying a pair of gaiters to protect your feet from the elements further; this will stop small stones, twigs and other trail debris from getting inside.
  • Strong, Durable & Robust – You’ll power through every kind of terrain thanks to a lightweight but long-lasting construction packed with comfort and performance features. 
  • Grip When You Most Need It – Berhhaus’s patented OPTI-STUD outer sole design provides superior grip even on wet rocks and shrugs off sticky mud as you move across the trail.
  • EVA midsole in the boot protects your knees and ankles from jars and jolts on the trail thanks to excellent shock absorption of the material used. Impressive features such as these will keep trail fatigue at bay and keep your feet and legs feeling fresher for longer.
  • Traditional Style – “Antique”, distressed-effect suede gives these a very traditional look and won’t date like more fashion orientated hiking boots.
  • Insoles – Because they are removable, footbeds stay fresher for longer. They are easy to clean, wash and dry if they get dirty.
  • Weight – 1060g Pair (based on a UK size 9)
Berghaus Hillwalker II Outsole Grip

Materials & Fabrics

  • Upper: Made from 1.6-1.8mm Pittards oiled full-grain leather, these hiking boots have a very traditional look and feel.
  • Outsole: OPTI-STUD and grippy lug patterning will help you keep your footing in wet and muddy conditions.
  • Lining: Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Footwear. Fabric lining
  • Footbed: Ortholite Berghaus, Low-Level Hike, will provide you with a comfortable feeling that you’ll appreciate on longer day hikes and weekend trips away.

Berghaus Hillwalker II Pros & Cons

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Final Thoughts

We would 100% recommend the Berghaus Hillwalker II hiking boots; they are so comfortable they give on an extended hike. They are simply the most comfortable boots we have ever worn. The Hillwalker II also do a grand job at keeping your feet warm which helps tremendously on an icy morning hike. Whilst not the lightest of boots available, they are very durable, and if you look after them, they’ll likely last the test of time for many years. Modern hiking boots can not always claim durability, so this more traditional time will provide excellent value for money. Another Berghaus option would be the Berghaus Expeditor Ridge 2.0 – which is about 200grams lighter but still a traditional-looking boot.

For those hikers and walkers who like to move a little faster on the trail, it might be worth taking a look at the Salomon XA Pro 3D V8. A hybrid trail shoe, so more of a cross between a hiking shoe and a trail running shoe. The Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 won’t offer anywhere near the same level of ankle support. However, they are lightweight and, if support it’s needed, is a great hiking option.

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