It’s Thursday evening. Just one day to go before you’re off hiking with friends over the weekend. You’ve planned the route; you’ve booked the huts. You’re leaving straight after work tomorrow. Time to pack your backpack, check your kit. You’re really looking forward to getting away. It’s worth remembering to pack light. Less weight means more comfort. People often forget that it’s not just the weight of your pack that matters, but also the weight of the rest of your equipment. Lightweight footwear makes a huge difference. The weight you carry on your feet actually saps more energy than any weight you might carry on your back. This is why lightweight hiking boots make sense. As in most situations, the key thing is to get the balance right. Hiking boots need to provide stability and support, so a certain amount of weight is unavoidable.
The Hanwag Trek Light line are the perfect companions for (day) hikes with a light pack. Two new models – ANISAK and BANKS II – provide hikers with reliable footwear that will allow them to concentrate fully on the surrounding nature, whether on- or off-trail. Weighing in at 590 grams (size 7), the ANISAK has a lightweight, sturdy construction. For Spring/ Summer 2017, Hanwag is proud to present the BANKS II, the modern interpretation of a hiking classic. The new combined Cordura® and nubuck leather upper gives this popular bestseller a new look. Both models come with a GORE-TEX® lining to ensure reliable waterproofing. Hikers looking for a new, highly comfortable and extremely versatile hiking boot are now faced with a tough choice. Will it be the ANISAK or the BANKS II? Time to plan that next walking weekend.