10 September, 2015
The second new release from 45NRTH is the updated Wolvhammer boot for 2016. Updated materials and combining the last two models together make up this all new ultimate fat biking / commuter boot. The price point for the Wolvhammer stays the same this year, retailing at $325. They will be available at the end of September. We will be getting in sizes 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 48!
This year 45NRTH brought back the full grain leather on the outside of the boot for durability and warmth. With the new lace-up design, the boot is simpler and is easier to take on and off. Like all the other models, they keep the aerogel footbed to keep the cold out from the metal cleats. And like last year's model, they used a vibram footbed that can be used with flat pedals or 2 bolt SPD.
45NRTH's Full Description:
"Our vision for the Wölvhammer transcended traditional cycling footwear and originated from the conceptual standpoint of a mountaineering boot. This inspiration remains in the newly redesigned Wölvhammer. We've removed the outer zipper and velcro in favor of a lace-up design with a gusseted tongue to keep wet winter weather out and warmth in. We redesigned the power strap to remove the restrictive D-ring and make it easy to grab with gloves.
Rounding out the outside design, the full grain leather and ballistic nylon CORDURA® shell is extremely durable and adds some style. On the toe, we've added a protective rubber toe cap to help protect from impacts, abrasion and moisture. Beneath the shell, the waterproof membrane provides protection from the elements while allowing your feet to breath. The dedicated hook on the toe box pairs perfectly with the Bergraven Gaiters for when the snow gets deep.
On the inside we max out the insulation package with 200g Primaloft ECO Gold and line the boot with fleece to help wick moisture to keep your feet dry and comfortable. Carrying over from the previous years, the NASA approved Aerogel® insulation in the footbed blocks cold transfer from the cleats keeping your feet warm down to 0ºF."
With the Wolvhammer you can expect a great boot that will stand the coldest of days. 45NRTH rates this boot from 0-25 degrees F, but if it's anything like the previous models your feet should stay warm even when it's around -15 degrees F. We've been riding the Wolvhammer boots since they came out, both the first and second models, and we fully stand behind them as the ultimate fat-biking boot. We rode them in the coldest of days reaching -30 degrees F and the last thing to get cold was our feet.