Vasque Breeze WT GTX – Legitimate Cold Weather Hiking Boots
The Vasque Breeze WT GTX ($199) is a new winter hiking boot featuring 200 grams of Thinsulate to keep your feet warm and dry on your next hike. Add in the Vibram Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound and you are going to be able to handle a lot of terrain.
I have tested each of the Breeze shoes and boots over the last year. I loved the Breeze AT for summer excursions. I have had the new Breeze WT GTX for a few months and finally had a few chances to really test them in some early season snowstorms. Yes, it can snow in September here in Colorado LOL.
Vasque Breeze WT GTX Men’s and Women’s
Vasque sent over both the mens and womens version of the Breeze WT for us to test out. My wife and I spend a lot of time outdoors and camp often. We used these for a few months during some great hikes and camping trips. It snowed on us twice during the testing phase, which was awesome!
The Vibram Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound proved very handy in the snow and mud. I am looking forward to using these more in the winter (which can start any day now LOL). The tread is beefy as heck and it shows. My wife particularly appreciated the grip when we went for snow hikes in an early season storm.
There is 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation in the boots. I found this plenty for my uses of camping in temps as low as 15 degrees. Again, my wife really appreciated the insulation when we were camping in the last few months. It easily hits freezing or below freezing at night where we camp. Often we are at, or above, treeline (~11k depending on locations) and temps plummet once the sun goes down.
Keeping my wife’s feet warm was a bonus and allowed us to stay warm when others were having trouble keeping their feet warm. As a rule of thumb, I recommend wool or wool blend socks and insulated footwear when camping in CO. You never know when you might need (and appreciate!) it!
Vasque Breeze WT GTX Review
The Vasque Breeze WT GTX are a great cold weather hiking boot. They are heavy duty and you will notice that when you pick them up. They are not as light as my favorite Breeze AT boots, nor should they be. These are legit hiking boots that should keep your feet warm, dry and happy for your next fall or winter adventure. Sizing was accurate. Plus, the boots look good.