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Rated 5 out of
Yackety Yak, Don't talk back to a man who is wearing yak leather bootsHow cool is that? Feet that yak. These boots are beautiful, lovely to touch and hold. The inside is soft, soft chemical free leather. The inside of these boots is reason enough to have a pair. But the outside is what gets you up the trail. Tough as a Tibetan beast. They broke in easily, just a couple of days. The handcrafted detail is spectacular. The forefoot lacing system is ball bearing based and tightens up with a smooth tug. Next, the locking deep pull clamps lock the heel in place. The upper hooks can be tied looser for walking, or tighter for descending to keep out the scree.,,,,Yeah, they are pricey, but with the double stitched base, they can be resoled for as long as you live. I look for every opportunity to put these boots on and get outside. Got yak? I do.
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic Boots!Well, I bought my new Tashi boots from here at Moosejaw about 1.5 months ago. I just started wearing them and breaking them in (if you really want to call it that). In short, they’re frickin’ incredible! They’re my third pair of Hanwags. I’ve owned the Grunten and the Triglav GTX, also.
The Tashi is a really awesome boot. What Hanwag says about the yak leather is true, too. Very soft and supple, yet robust. I’ve owned MANY double-stitched boot models over the decades, and I venture to say that the Tashi will likely be my favorite so far (although the Grunten is super nice as well).
The Tashi fits like a glove; mainly due to the super nice, high quality leather lining. They’re a lighter duty boot though. As another reviewer mentioned, they’re lighter and suppler than they look. I plan to use mine exclusively for everyday wear (i.e., around town and to/from work, etc.). Somewhere down the road I may use them for actual trail work, but right now I just don’t want to. They’re way too nice and pretty to get dirty and scruffy so soon, if ever.
Fit appears to be true to size. The width is great for a medium-width foot, and the toe boxes are nice and roomy enough. The heels and insteps fit nice and snug, also. I treated mine with Collonil waterproofing spray, and I tossed the original insoles and added Orthaheel by Vionic Active Orthotic insoles instead. Let me tell you… The Vionic insoles elevate the Tashi into a whole other class of “Heavenly-feel.”
Helluva lotta money to throw down, I know. But, in my opinion, worth EVERY penny! I’m definitely in love with mine…
Other double-stitched boots I’ve owned:
Fabiano Rio, Alico Tahoe, Merrell Wilderness, Hanwag Grunten, Hanwag Triglav GTX
If you’re serious about going the classic, traditional, old-world, double-stitched route, then do yourself a huge favor and opt for entirely leather lining, too.
Stay far away from Merrell Wilderness. Really nice boots, but so inferior in so many ways. Worst of which is the nightmare-ish stiffness, and subsequent break-in time.
Alico is nice, but inferior to the big dawgs, such as Hanwag and Zamberlan.
The Fabiano Rio was a super nice boot, but they’re no longer made or in business. They were way to stiff and overkill anyway.
For a dedicated trail boot, I’m currently thinking of trying the Zamberlan Latemar to go along with my new Tashi, for a dual, classic, old-world-style, two-boot combo to handle all of my current life-related needs (i.e., in-town and in-mountains).
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of
Best, most well made boot for the moneyI've always had LOWA boots in the past but, these are even nicer!
Very comfortable leather lining with great insoles included.
They are lighter weight than I expected and the soles have a natural rocker which makes for nice stride. Another reason I purchased these are that they are the best quality Yak leather!
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 4 out of
Great bootNeeds minimal break in due to amazingly soft leather interior. Built well for rough trails, long hikes, high altitudes. Slightly heavier than more high tech alternatives. Leather outer needs a little attention with conditioner/wax after long or wet hikes.
Date published: 2016-04-04
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Are there any differences between the Tashi, Bergler and Horndl boots by Hanwag besides the leathers and the more aggressive Dolomit heel on the Horndl?
Asked by: jerod
The Horndl is a different design. I've tried them on, but didn't commit to them at the time. The Tashi and Bergler are basically the exact same boot (design), with the Tashi having yak leather and the Bergler having nubuck cow hide. The Tashi and Bergler design is much different than the Horndl. The Bergler is slightly stiffer as a result of the cow hide. To be honest, I like the feel of the Bergler on my feet slightly better then the Tashi, simply due to the slightly more pronounced stiffness and support. But, neither the Tashi or Bergler are what I would call overly supportive. Think anything from day hiking to light backpacking, with a light to moderate pack, for either Tashi or Bergler.
Answered by: Dougo
Date published: 2016-05-08
Are these boots water proof?
Asked by: Mark
I walk these boots almost daily. I treat them with waterproofing every fall. They breathe well, and with wool socks, I have never felt uncomfortable after a walk in the moist or the snow, nor hot and sweaty after a summer hike. The yak leather is exceptionally resistant to water penetration, but I have not chosen to walk in them through too many bogs or streams, for which I have a old pair of gore-tex Vasques. I also have some Wellies and hip waders if I know I'm getting in deep.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2015-12-13
Hanwag Men's Tashi Boot is the listed weight of 26.5 oz per boot or per pair?
Asked by: bill
Thanks for the question. The Hanwag Men's Tashi Boot is about 26.5 oz per boot. That's just over one and a half lbs. I had to Google that conversion. I'm terrible at conversions. I think that's why my cookies never turn out...