I haven't tried the Tatra, but I recently bought Hanwag Brenner GTX. They're true to size and comfortable. They're not a super stiff boot, but have good ankle support. I bought them for Colorado elk 2020. Camofire recently had em for $220. I can't provide any info compared to Kenetrek, but my Brenners are comparable to my Crispi Nevadas for fit & comfort.
I just ordered the Hanwag tatra top and trapper as well as the Kenetrek mountain extremes and pair of Scarpas. I have a pretty narrow foot so I'm interested to see how these fit. The Kenetrek is the only one that comes in a narrow width so we'll see. I'll report back how they compare.
I just got a pair of alaska in mail a couple days ago. I had to size up 1/2 size which isn’t the norm from what I read. The quality of the boot is very good. And they seem to fit me. Less volume in front than a Tibet. Overall I’m very happy, now just see how they hold up.
I went to buy some tatra tops as there was a big sale on them. They dint have my size so I brought the trapper tops home. I have really enjoyed them. It seems like the big difference between the two is there is more seams on the tatras. I also own both extreem and guide kenetreks. I loved these boots for years but then suddenly started getting blisters on my heels from both of them? The trapper tops have been very comfortable to me. They arent nearly as stiff as the kenes which worried me but they have been fine in sheep country. When my walking was done for the day, I couldnt wait to get the kenes off my feet. My hanwags have been more comfortable to sit around camp in. I like them
Been wearing them for about 5 years now. I like how they fit my feet. Another thing I really like is having the roller lace eyes on the foot portion of the boot then also being able to lock my laces different on the bottom than the top. I have several hundred miles on mine and they still look new. With that said when I replace them I will probably try the trapper or stick with the tarta. I highly recommend them.
I've been using Hanwag Saponi GTX boots for the past 5 years. They are an un insulated boot that has held up really well for me here in SW Idaho. I got them at STP and liked the first pair so much I bought another pair.
I have 2 pairs of hanwags Yukon’s and trapper tops. On the sheep trip last year we all wore tall boots and we really liked the support with loaded packs. As for the Yukon’s they are leather lined and took a long time to break in but i love them they are like putting on my hockey skates they feel very quality. For backpack trips I would buy the trapper tops to get the added ankle support. On our trip last year we had Mendles, kenetrack and my hanwags. Mendles were good as were the hanwags. My brother kenetracks were the most expensive and they leaked like a sieve!!! Kenetrack did replace them when he got home but he had wet feet for 8 days. Wet feet with 70lbs in your back = sore feet!!
My Hanwag Tatras are the regular (mid-height) but I have the Elite Trappers as well as other Hanwag models. I've worn Kenetrek, Meindl, Lowa, Scarpa, Alico, Salomon, Garmont, White's, Hathorn and Danner hiking and hunting boots for reference. I have developed somewhat of a preference for German boots over the years as they tend to provide a better fit for my feet. I've had Meindl and Lowa boots fail on me but have yet to have a pair of Hanwag boots let me down.