Zamberlan Guide GTX: from hills to mountain trails with the hunting and trekking boots

It's winter and another hunting season is passing in the hill and mountain trails in search of the thrills that the forest hides and sometimes gives. Confidence and the desire to take a challenge were not lacking at every dawn, even if the fatigue of the long walks through the slopes and dense undergrowth often made itself felt. We were assisted in these months by the Zamberlan Guide boots, known and appreciated by the world of hunters especially in the American territories.

Zemberlan Guide hunting boots features

With the Zamberlan Guide boots, we tackled stalking in the Apennines and ungulate hunting in the Alps, appreciating their stability on rough and steep trails even with heavy loads on our back.

These hunting or trekking boots have proven to be valuable allies on steep trails where they have provided stability even with backpacks and heavy loads during mountain chamois hunts, thus confirming to have the characteristics required for those who hunt ungulates. Their medium height provides protection while allowing the necessary freedom of movement. The nubuck upper is soft and flexible, protected by Hydrobloc treatment to ensure waterptoofing. The boots fearure an asymmetrical protective rubber rand that cushions shocks and chafing when walking in the undergrowth or in the hardest and rockiest terrains. Water resistance and foot breathability are facilitated by the Gore-Tex lining.

If the mountain environments showed us the ruggedness and protection provided by the Zamberlan Guide boots, stalking in the forest covering kilometres behind the dogs allowed us to appreciate their comfort instead.

Although it is a boot that is solidly built with a total weight of about 800 grams, the Guide does not lack features that make it a comfortable footwear on long walks, such as the soft junction at the heel that provides greater flexibility and alleviate fatigue when walking. The Zamberlan Vibram StarTrek outsole provides excellent traction and features a cushioned heel area and an insert in the middle part that guarantees  greater stability. An interesting detail we noticed during our hunting days was the sole's capacity to quickly shed mud and debris, thus avoiding weighing down and hindering the hunter's walk.

The Guide model's medium height protects but also allows freedom of movement when walking, and the Gore-Tex lining and outer protective rand respectively increase thermoregulation and resistance in difficult terrains.

For more information on the Guide boots please visit the Zamberlan website.

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