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I purchased these Hanwag Fjall Extreme GTX Boots for the Winter Bushcraft in the Northern Forest that ran from late January to early February of 2022, as part of the included kit list. They were absolutely superb for my requirements and I didn't have a single problem with my feet despite the very cold temperatures. They were more than capable of standing up to the task of keeping snow and water out, whilst being very comfortable and versatile as both a durable boot and a light hut shoe (the boot inner layer separates from the outer layer). Not only is this very handy for venturing in and out of buildings, huts, tents and even sleeping bags - but it makes the whole boot much easier to dry out and look after due to being able to split the layers. The boots were also very comfortable to wear with the Finnish ski bindings and I had no problems with any hot/cold spots, blistering or excessive tightness at any point on the expedition. I used these boots, Thorlos extreme cold socks and the Fjallraven Brenner Pro Winter Trousers as my lower leg covering of choice and had absolutely no problems whatsoever manoeuvring in deep snow. I also took them away on a Search and Rescue exercise where they were very effective as a general mountain boot and again, met every task asked of them. The grip is excellent and easy to clean out if they get caked in mud. The aftercare process is also very straightforward with adherence to manufacturers advice and product care range. I would not be without them.
Jonathan Peter Sowden26th March, 2022