At HANWAG we primarily pick our materials for durability and quality. Furthermore, when selecting our resources we also strive for sustainability because we want our materials to be as green as possible. For more about sustainability at HANWAG.


Here is an overview of the materials we use:



Polyester filaments where during the spinning process activated carbon particles from coconut shells which have been milled to a microscopically small size are anchored in the polymer. It’s fast drying and provides effective cooling and odour management.



A brand name for synthetic fibres from Invista / Dupont.  HANWAG uses a lightweight, highly tear and abrasion resistant weave from texturised Cordura® Polyamide 6.6 HT fibres.


A very robust, virtually windproof and highly breathable blend of 65% polyester and 35% cotton from the Swedish outdoor manufacturer Fjällräven. Treatment with Fjällräven Greenland Wax makes it water-repellent and boosts durability.



Ultra-lightweight micro-porous elongated PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) membrane. A highly breathable and permanently waterproof membrane.



Leather is a processed natural material, created by tanning animal rawhide. Despite the wide range of advanced synthetic fabrics available, leather is still the best – and most expensive material – for making high-quality alpine and trekking footwear. Properly looked after it lasts a lifetime. 


Bergrind leather

Robust, highly abrasion-resistant suede that undergoes a special tanning procedure and is highly water-repellent.

Produced using the best high-quality rawhide from southern Germany, which has a particularly fine surface structure.


Bio leather

High-quality rawhide from certified biologically farmed animals (they spend the whole year outdoors and receive no concentrated feed).


Chrome-free tanned leather

Leather tanned without using chromium salts. It contains no (chromium-based) allergens and is especially skin-friendly. Used as a lining leather. Suitable for allergy sufferers.



High-quality leather, which has been buffed on the grain side to give the surface an extremely fine, velvety, even texture. Very robust and expensive. Thickness: 1.8 - 2.8 mm (depending on the model).


Terracare Zero

High-quality leather from the Heinen Tannery in Germany. The tanning process is carried out in accordance with strict environmental guidelines, with COemissions offset.


Yak leather

Exceptionally soft, yet hard-wearing and naturally coarse-grained leather. HANWAG only uses robust, hydrophobic Tibetan yak leather in a thickness of 2.2 to 2.6 millimetres from the Lhasa Leather Factory.