Hiking and Trekking Boots

    What is a shell boot?

    A shell boot has no lining inside. An ordinary boot with a membrane or leather lining can keep water out for a while, but once it gets wet, it takes a long time to dry out.

    A shell boot has a cellular rubber bottom section, which makes them completely waterproof at the base. As long as you take care of the leather, it will remain waterproof for many, many years.

    As there is no lining or other material to absorb water, shell boots are extremely quick-drying, allowing you to wade with them.

    For example: Jaure II Ms Lt High and Mira II Ws lt High

    Read more here!

    How should hiking boots fit?

    A hiking boot should sit comfortably on your foot when wearing double socks. It should feel airy at the front, but with a good fit in the heel and it shouldn’t be loose when you walk.

    Ideally, you should have about 20 mm between your toes and the front edge of the boot.

    It is important that they feel comfortable from the start, as only the leather will mold itself to your foot.

    View the size guides here. Watch this video here.

    What is a last?

    The last is the form around which the cellular rubber bottom section of the boot is molded, and it is this that determines the shape of the boot.

    Basically, when we talk about lasts, we are talking about the shape of the footbed – there are:

    • narrow lasts
    • wide lasts
    • lasts with lots of space in the toe area
    • lasts that are higher or lower
    • ...etc.

    We have different lasts because our feet are different, and we want there to be a last that suits your particular foot.

    Read more about our lasts and which one to choose here.

    Example Wide: Jaure II Ms Lt High Wide and Mira II Ws Lt High Wide

    Example Medium/Normal: Professional II High

    Which boot should I choose?

    This will depend entirely on personal preferences and your intended area of use.

    All our shell boots have the same function:

    • good in technical terrain
    • good durability
    • keep wetness out
    • easy to repair
    • quick-drying
    • suitable for many different uses, etc.


    There is quite a big difference between the feel of a single-layer boot, which becomes soft and supple at the top, and a three-layer boot that is more stable and provides support at the ankle.

    This is a completely personal choice – go for what you like or think you might need.

    Single-layer boots: Vandra II High, Forest II

    Three-layer boots: Jaure II Ms Light High Wide, Mira II Ws High Lite Wide, Professional II High etc.

    We’ve made a film to help you choose your boots.

    Read more here.

    What size should I get?

    Measure your feet, add 20 mm and choose the right size from our size chart.

    Sometimes you can go up or down a size from what the table says without it being too small or too big – the most important thing is that the shoe fits comfortably and that the heel doesn’t slip!

    The reason why we want the extra 20 mm is partly that feet swell after a few hours of hiking and partly that feet slide forward a little when you walk downhill.

    With 20 mm of space, you don’t risk bashing your toes and getting black nails on your hike.

    Example: your foot is 253 mm: 253 + 20 = 273, which is size 40.

    View our size guide here.

    What is a single-layer boot?

    Single-layer boots are shell boots that have a layer of leather in the shaft, with no midlayer or lining.

    This gives a flexible shaft that molds itself to the foot and leg. Under and around the foot there is a durable and waterproof cellular rubber bottom section.

    Single-layer boots are not as stable as 3-layer boots, but they often last a little longer due to the simple construction.

    They also allow for freer movement between the leg and the foot.

    Example: Vandra II High, Forest II

    Read more here.

    What is a three-layer boot?

    3-layer shell boots are more technical than single-layer boots.

    The shaft comprises two layers of leather and an Ariaprene midlayer.

    The bottom section consists of a cellular rubber-like material and a layer of microfiber inside.

    Our three-layer boots are also available in a lightweight version, where we have tried to optimize the weight of every detail to get a really light boot, but without losing any stability, comfort or functionality.

    Example: Jaure II Ms High, Mira II Ws High


    Read more here.

    How do I take care of my boots?

    Wax the leather regularly. Our Leather Wax is always a good choice.

    If you have single-layer boots, you can use Leather Grease instead of (or along with) the wax.


    Is the leather Nubuck? You can spray them (with Toko Eco Shoe Prof & Care) if you want to keep the finish as it is, but you will have to spray frequently.

    Wax is better in the long run, but the surface will be shinier and darker.

    The cellular rubber section can be washed with water and mild soap, but no other products should be used.

    Wear the boots frequently and store them in a cool place if you are not going to use them for a while.


    Did you know that we can repair your Lundhags boot if it breaks or wears out?

    Read more about boot care here.

    Can my boots be repaired?

    Our skilled shoemakers in Järpen have all worked with our boots for a long time and we can repair most things.

    Common repairs include replacing soles, repairing and improving seams, reshaping the cellular rubber, replacing the cellular rubber bottom section, etc.

    As a rule, it is better to repair at an early stage – sort out the repair as soon as you notice that the seam has started to come apart, etc.

    Taking care of your boots will extend their life!

    Read more about repairs here.

    How long will a boot last?

    You can hike for a long time in a pair of Lundhags boots. We have many friends of Lundhags who are still wearing boots that are several decades old.

    Use them often, wax the leather regularly and repair them when they break, and they’ll be with you for many, many years to come.

    Read more about repairs here.

Lifestyle Boots

    How should hiking shoes and hiking boots fit?

    A hiking shoe or boot should fit comfortably on your foot.

    It doesn't matter if it feels airy at the front, but it should fit well in the heel and shouldn't be loose when you walk. This is a bit different for our shell boots.
    Ideally, you should have about 15 mm between your toes and the edge of the shoe at the front.
    They should feel comfortable from the start, but they will only get better the more you walk with them.

    See our size guide here


    E.g.: Bjerg low, Bjerg mid

    What size Omni shoes/boots should I wear?

    Size of Bjerg, Stuore and Kilen: Measure your feet, add 15 mm and choose the right size from our size chart. Sometimes you can go up or down a size from what the table says without it being too short or too long – the most important thing is that the shoe fits comfortably and that the heel does not slip!

    E.g.: a foot that is 251 mm: 251 + 15 = 266, which is size 40.

    Here you will find our size guide!

    Which boots should I choose?

    This will depend entirely on personal preferences and your intended area of use. All our shell boots have the same function: they are good on technical terrain, have good durability, keep wetness out, are easy to repair, quick-drying, can be used for many different things, etc.

    We also have boots with lining on the inside, which can be used for easier hikes if you want a little more comfort in the boot, without having to create it yourself with thick socks.

    Single-layer boots: Vandra, Forest

    Three-layer boots: Jaure, Mira, Professional etc.

    Shoes/boots with lining: Bjerg, Stuore

    We’ve made a film that describes how you can choose boots, watch it here!

    What is a shell boot?

    A shell boot has no lining inside. An ordinary boot with a membrane or leather lining can keep water out for a while, but once it gets wet, it takes a long time to dry it. A shell boot has a cellular rubber bottom, which makes them completely waterproof at the bottom. As long as you take care of the leather, it will remain waterproof for many, many years. As there is no lining or other material that absorbs water, shell boots are extremely quick-drying, allowing you to wade with them.

    Two of our shell boots: Jaure II Ms Lt High and Mira II Ws lt High

    Read more about our boots here!

    Are Bjerg and Stuore shell boots?

    No. Most people who talk about Lundhag boots talk about our shell boots.

    Bjerg, Stuore and Kilen are hiking shoes/hiking boots that are constructed in a different way than the boots, without a cellular rubber bottom and with a lining on the inside.

    This means that they are not boots and do not become as waterproof as a shell boot (e.g. Jaure II Ms Lt High and Mira II Ws High), but they have other advantages and disadvantages.

    For example, the lining makes them comfortable to walk in from the start, but they take longer to dry once they get wet.

    Read more about our boots here!

    What’s the difference between a summer and a winter boot?

    Most of our hiking boots are made for use in spring, summer and autumn. We also have winter boots, such as Skare mid and Stuore Insulated (add link).

    Of course, you can wear a summer boot in the winter, but here are some differences between summer and winter boots:

    * Winter boots generally have a softer rubber compound in the sole, which gives a better grip on cold and icy road conditions (but wears faster in summer)

    * Winter boots often have a wool lining or other insulating lining to retain the heat from the foot

    * Winter boots often have an insulating midsole, so that ground cold does not penetrate into the shoe

    Read more here and see our winter selection here!

    How do I take care of my boots?

    Wax the leather regularly. If you have single-layer boots, you can use Leather Grease instead of (or as a complement to) the wax. Is the leather Nubuck? You can spray them if you want to keep the surface as it is, but you have to spray often. Wax is better in the long run, but the surface will be shinier and darker. The cellular rubber part can be washed with water and mild soap but no other products should be used. Wear the boots frequently and store them in a cool place if you are not going to use them for a while.

    Our wax is always a safe choice!

    Single-layer boots or very dry leather– choose Grease

    Keep the nubuck surface– choose spray

     

    Did you know that we can repair your Lundhag boot if it has broken or becomes worn out? Read more about boot care here!

    Can my boots be repaired?

    We can repair most things on our shell boots and boots. Common repairs include changing soles, repairing seams, changing the bottom, stretching, etc. Simple repairs such as changing soles are also carried out on shoes such as Bjerg, Stuore and Kilen.

    Read more about repairs here!

Baselayer

    How good is Merino wool?

    As nature’s very own super material, Merino wool is perfect as both a baselayer and a midlayer.

    Here are some of its amazing properties:

    • Merino wool is an active fiber with the ability to regulate body temperature. It keeps you warm in cold weather and cools you down when it is hot. It also keeps you warm even when it is damp.
    • It wicks away moisture and insulates better than artificial fibers, plus it is lighter in terms of the insulation to weight ratio.
    • The material is renewable and biodegradable.
    • Several studies have also shown that allergy sufferers and those with sensitive skin tolerate Merino wool better than other materials.
    • Garments remain crease-free.
    • Wool doesn’t start smelling of old sweat so easily. So you don’t need to wash merino clothes as often as other fabrics – it is usually enough to just air them.

    You can read more about Merino wool here! 

    Fika Merino lt Ms tee + Illusion Merino lt Ws top

    Which size should I choose?

    As a rule, you can simply choose your regular size, but if you want to be sure, you can take your measurements and compare them with our size chart.

    View our size charts here!

    How do you wash Merino wool?

    Wash infrequently! Preferably just air your garment outside and only wash if overnight airing doesn’t work or if the garment is dirty. Use a wool detergent and a wool program on the washing machine. Do not use ordinary detergents, fabric softeners or bleach, and do not dry clean or tumble dry. Once the wool cycle is complete, you can spin-dry the laundry. Simply reshape the garment while it is still damp.

    Click here for more detailed information

    Fika Merino lt Ms tee + Illusion Merino lt Ws top + Eco wool wash

    How often should I wash Merino wool?

    As little as possible! Start by hanging the garment outside to air – preferably when the weather is damp. If the garment has started to smell and the smell hasn’t gone after being aired overnight, it is laundry time. You can also wash the garment if it is dirty, i.e. it has stains or other visible signs of dirt.

    Read more about caring for and washing Merino wool here.

    Is Merino wool prickly?

    When we talk about itchy or prickly wool, we usually mean coarse wool. Merino wool has fine wool fibers that don’t itch.

    Read more about Merino wool here!

    How hard-wearing is Merino wool?

    Merino wool is a fine material. The coarser the wool, the more hard-wearing it will be. You can also mix other materials into the wool to make it more durable. At Lundhags, we have chosen to use 100% fine Merino wool, as its properties are phenomenal and we want to make full use of them.

    That is why it is important to wash your clothes infrequently and wash them correctly to ensure they last as long as possible.

    Do you have to wash wool in a wool detergent?

    Yes! Wool detergent is gentle and contains the wool’s natural fat lanolin.

    You should not use ordinary powder detergent or fabric softener. The enzymes in ordinary detergents can eat away at the wool protein, which can cause holes in the garment, and fabric softeners damage the wool’s fibers, making the wool dehydrated and less soft.

    Read more here.

    What is a micron?

    The micron count describes how fine and soft the wool is, which is a result of the diameter of the wool fiber. A low micron count means a fine wool, and a high number means the wool is coarser. It is often said that itchy wool has a count of 25 microns or higher.

    Merino wool in Lundhags’ collections is normally 18.5 microns. For comparison, coarser Norwegian wool tends to be around 28 microns or more.

    Read more here.

    Mulesing-free?

    All the Merino wool that Lundhags uses is, of course, mulesing-free. Mulesing involves scalping some of the sheep’s hindquarters, to prevent a particular fly from laying eggs in the skin.

Ski and Skate Boots

    Vad är skillnaden mellan en sommar- och en vinterkänga?

    De flesta av våra vandringskängor är gjorda till användning på vår, sommar och höst. Vi har även vinterkängor, t.ex. Skare mid och Stuore Insulated.

    Självklart kan du använda en sommarkänga på vintern, men här är några skillnader mellan sommar- och vinterkängor:

    • Vinterkängor har generellt en mjukare gummiblandning i sulan, vilket ger ett bättre grepp på kallt och isigt väglag (men slits snabbare på sommaren)
    • Vinterkängor har ofta en ull-liner eller annat isolerande foder för att behålla värmen från foten
    • Vinterkängor har ofta en isolerande mellansula, för att inte markkylan ska tränga sig upp i skon

    Läs mer här och se vårt vinterutbud här!

    Hur stora ska vinterkängor vara?

    Vinterkängor får gärna vara lite rymliga, både för att få plats med ett par tjocka ullstrumpor (gärna med en tunn ull-liner närmast foten) samt för att det ska finnas lite luft som foten kan värma upp.

    När det kommer still storlek är våra vinterkängor anpassade så att du kan följa vår vanliga storlekstabell:

    Storleksguide till skalkängor här!

    Storleksguide till Omniskor här!

    Vad är en skalkänga?

    En skalkänga har inget foder innuti. En vanlig känga med membran eller läder som har foder innuti kan hålla vatten ute ett tag, men när den väl blir blöt tar det lång tid att torka den. En skalkänga har en botten av cellgummi, vilket gör dem helt vattentäta nertill. Så länge du sköter om lädret kommer det att vara vattentätt i många, många år. Eftersom det inte finns något foder eller annat som tar åt sig vatten är skalkängor extremt snabbtorkade, vilket gör att du kan vada med dem.

    Exempel på skalkängor: Jaure II Ms Lt High och Mira II Ws lt High

    Läs mer här!

    Vilken pjäxa ska jag välja?

    Våra pjäxor har många faktastiska egenskaper, t.ex. att de är håller ute fukt och väta otroligt bra, samt att de har en filtliner som kan tas ut och torkas, användas i tältet eller bytas ut när de är utslitna.

    Guide BC och Guide Expedition BC är uppbyggda på samma sätt, men det finns några skillnader:

    • Guide Expedition BC har en bredare och rymligare läst, passar bra för den som vill ha lite extra plats till varma strumpor eller har breda fötter. Guide BC passar bra för den som vill ha en lite tajtare passform, t.ex. för ökad stabilitet om de ska användas till långfärdsskridskor.
    • Guide Expedition BC har en liner som är 5 mm tjock medan Guide BC har en liner som är 3 mm tjock.
    • Guide Expedition BC har ett högre skaft än Guide BC.

    Se hela vårt vintersortiment här!

    Vilken är den vamaste kängan/pjäxan?

    Vår varmaste känga är Skare Expedition och vår varmaste pjäxa är Guide Expedition

    • En varm känga eller pjäxa ska ha ett isolerande foder - vi har valt att ha uttagbara innerskor i ull. Detta förenklar torkning och förlänger livet på produkten, eftersom linern kan bytas ut. I Skare Expedition är denna dessutom förstärkt med Primaloft Aerogel runt tårna.

    Läs mer här!

    Hur tar jag hand om mina kängor?

    Vaxa lädret regelbundet. Har du enlagerskängor kan du gärna använda Leather Grease istället för (eller som komplement till) vaxet. Är lädret Nubuck? Då kan du sprayimpregnera dem om du vill behålla ytan som den är, men du måste spraya ofta. Vax är bättre i längden, men ytan blir blankare och mörkare av det. Cellgummidelen kan tvättas med vatten och mild såpa, men inga andra produkter ska användas. Använd kängorna ofta och förvara dem svalt om du inte ska använda dem på ett tag.

    Vårat vax är alltid ett säkert val

    Enlagerskängor eller väldigt uttorkat läder - välj Grease

    Behåll nubuckytan - välj spray

    Och du vet väl att vi kan reparera din Lundhagskänga om den har gått sönder eller slitits ut? Läs mer om kängvård här.

    Kan mina kängor repareras?

    Våra duktiga skomakare i Järpen har alla jobbat länge med våra kängor och vi klarar att reparera det mesta. Vanliga reparationer är sulbyten, laga och förbättra sömmar, lästa ut cellgummit, byta cellgummibottnen, utlästning m.m. Som regel är det bättre att reparera i ett tidigt stadie - ta tag i reparationen redan när du märker att sömmen har börjat gå upp o.s.v. Genom att ta hand om dina kängor förlänger du livslängden på dem!

    Läs mer om reparationer här!

    Kan jag ha en filtinnersko i mina vanliga kängor?

    Nej. Tyvärr är det bara kängor som är tillverkade för en filtinnersko som passar med en sådan (de kommer då med en liner och är tilltagna åt alla håll för att den ska passa). En filtinnersko bygger 3-5 mm åt alla håll, vilket gör en väldigt stor skillnad på volymen. För att få så varma kängor som möjligt utan en liner rekommenderar vi att ha dubbla ullstrumpor, varav en tunn och en så tjock du kan ha utan att det blir trångt (det är ju luften som binder värmen).

    Här kan du läsa mer om vinterkängor och pjäxor här!

Pants

    How do I choose hiking trousers?

    A few things to consider when choosing hiking trousers:

    • They should be comfortable and you should be able to move freely in them.
    • They must have good breathability.
    • They should preferably be reinforced at the ankles.
    • They must have good durability and a long service life.
    • Depending on how you use them, you can choose how waterproof and windproof they should be. And of course, you can choose the fit, design and color to suit your taste.

    We have a more detailed guide here!

    Which size should I choose?

    As a rule, you can simply choose your regular size, but if you want to be sure, you can take your measurements and compare them with our size chart.

    An example of a body-hugging, slightly tighter model: Makke pant 

    An example of hiking trousers with a slightly straighter, looser fit: Authentic II pant

    View our size charts here.

    How should hiking trousers fit?

    Hiking trousers should be comfortable and you should be able to move without resistance. The question of whether you want a snug fit (e.g. Makke pant) or a looser fit (e.g. Authentic II pant is a personal preference.

    Read more here!

    What material should hiking clothes be made of?

    The material in hiking clothes should have good ventilation and dry quickly. At Lundhags, we usually use LPC, a blend of cotton and polyester, in our trousers and jackets with these properties.

    •  If the fabric is proofed, it can withstand light showers.
    • The material should also be able to protect against a little wind. 
    • Stretch panels often provide greater freedom of movement and a more comfortable garment. 
    • If you’re thinking about hiking in rainwear even when it’s not raining, you should know that the perspiration and heat you produce when hiking often won’t ventilate out quickly enough and you’ll get damp from the inside – which isn’t the case with clothes in our cotton-polyester blend. E.g. Avhu pant.

     

    Read more here!

    How do I wash my hiking clothes?

    Washing instructions:

    Always refer to the washing label, but in general for LPC and LPC/Stretch hybrid:

    • Wash at 40 degrees, preferably with Toko Eco Textile Wash or another gentle detergent, without fabric softener.
    • Re-proof from time to time to maintain the water-repellent properties (preferably with Toko Eco Wash-in Proof 
    • Wash with similar colors
    • Close zippers and buttons before laundering
    • Wash the garment inside out
    • Close Velcro tabs before washing
    • Iron on a medium temperature
    • Tumble dry on low or don’t tumble dry at all 
    • See washing instructions in the garment
    • Do not use bleach
    • Do not dry clean

    Can I hike in rainwear?

    You can hike in waterproof shell clothes, but comfort and function often benefit from using more ventilating fabrics when it’s not raining. Rainwear is made to keep rain out and therefore is well sealed. This means that the moisture and heat you produce when walking often won’t ventilate well enough and you run a high risk of getting damp or wet inside your waterproofs. That’s why we recommend only hiking in rainwear when it’s actually raining – at all other times hike in hiking clothes that ventilate better through the fabric.

    If you’d like to know more about choosing hiking trousers, we have a guide here 

    If you want waterproofs that are light and don’t take up much space in your backpack, we have Lo.