The Haix Trekker Mountain 2.026th Feb 2021
There's a famous saying, "If its not broken, don't fix it". But every once in a while a face lift & a relaunch doesn't do any harm to remind everyone just how good something was in the first place. Haix did just this with the launch of the Trekker Mountain 2.0 chainsaw boots. Now its been on the market for a year or so, how is performing?
This well-established boot has been in production since 2002, with well over 100'000 pairs being sold. With the 2.0, the main differences are the sole, the Haix CO system, and the exterior design of the boot.
The new multi-direction rubber/PU walking sole has a large bevelled contact surface and superior bending comfort. With the boot being popular for different uses outside of chainsaw work, it has a proven terrain tread which is very wear-resistant and non-slip. Combined with its cold/heat insulation, it makes the boot ideal for walking or hiking as well as its design for chainsaw use, one of the only boots on the market with this idea in mind.
The 2.0 also has also seen the Haix CO system added, which offers better pressure relief, cushioning, and correction of foot position in your feet, which will help with muscular balance and posture. Again, in an environment where your feet can take a real battering day in-day out, having a boot made specifically by a footwear manufacturer is a real advantage to being comfortable while you work.
The most striking change is of course the exterior, with the instantly recognisable logo embossed in orange on the front of the toecap, as well as printed in the leather on the side. The addition of the orange trim around the boot makes it subtly stand out from the crowd. Having been really successful on the Haix Protector Ultra, the roller lacing system has also been installed on the 2.0, as well as the best features from the original like the climate control, nubuck leather and GORE-TEX breathable lining.
A year on since the launch of the 2.0, we're seeing really postive feedback, especially with the comfort. Waterproofing, chainsaw protection and a toecap are standard across lots of boots now, but the Gore-tex and Haix CO system are what really make this boot stand out. If you want one of the comfiest boots on the market in 2021, buying a boot from a proper footwear specialist such as Haix is definitely the way to go.