HAIX, global specialists in forestry chainsaw boots, is exhibiting at the APF Exhibition 2018 between 20th-22nd September, the UK’s largest forestry, woodland and arboriculture show. Visitors to the show will be the first people in the UK to see HAIX’s new lightweight arborist boot, scheduled to be released later this year. In a further commitment to the event, HAIX will be providing boots to the winners of the Chainsaw Carving Competition, Best Speed Carve, and Carvers Choice.
Forestry and outdoor workers will typically spend 37 hours on their feet during an average working week. It is a physically demanding job, working outdoors facing all weathers, using power tools and heavy machinery. Individuals often encounter danger due to conditions being worked in and the potential hazards around them, such as muddy surfaces and falling branches. Workers need footwear that will work as hard as they do and keep them protected. In addition to showcasing the new forestry boot, HAIX will be displaying its current forestry range including the Protector Forest, Protector Ultra and Protector Pro.
The Protector Forest is a comfortable and supportive arborist boot with a steel safety toe cap and Class 2 cut protection. The two-zone lacing system enables the foot and calf areas of the boot to be adjusted to different tightness for a perfect fit and comfort throughout the day. A 3mm thick suede leather upper and 4 layer Gore-Tex laminate ensures comfort and protection in all conditions.
Stable and light, the Protector Ultra is the innovative suede leather forestry boot that combines the highest degree of comfort of wear, with the security of Class 2 cut protection. A soft and close-fitting sleeve gently envelops the foot and prevents sawdust or dirt from getting into the boot. The two-zone lacing system allows wearers to easily adjust the tightness of the boot, enabling the perfect fit. The highly breathable GORE-TEX® inner lining used in the Protector Ultra provides maximum climate comfort and total protection against moisture in any weather conditions.
The Protector Pro offers Class 1 cut protection, and a 2.7mm thick waterproof leather upper. The deep tread of the boot ensures a firm foothold on any surface, including wet tree trunks or icy pathways. The rubber used in the construction of the sole is extremely abrasion resistant. It will not wear down easily, even with frequent use. Equipped with four-ply GORE-TEX® membrane, the Protector Pro is water resistant, with breathability that provides comfort of wear at all times of the year.
HAIX has a worldwide reputation of being a “safe brand”. Technical experts scientifically test shoes and safety features in a laboratory ensuring standards are exceeded and top quality functional footwear produced. Read more about the safety features of the HAIX forestry boots range at www.haix.co.uk/forest/