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Protector Prime Orange, Factory Second


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Chainsaw work is never a safe task and with it comes the responsibility of ensuring your safety from any harm. When you’re in forestry, you’ll be working with your hands most of the time but you’ll be needing your feet for stability. Without stability, you are prone to accidents, cuts, and even falling. Something you want to avoid as much as possible when you’re on duty. The HAIX® Factory Seconds Protector Prime Orange tree climbing boots are designed to give you long lasting comfort while providing you with the protection you need. Comfort, Safety and Added Visibility It’s an understanding that the more protective a pair of chainsaw boots is, the bulkier and uncomfortable it can be. Not with the HAIX® Protector Prime Orange. These HAIX® chainsaw resistant boots are as comfortable as can be so you can use it no matter what season or time of day. And with its bright orange hue, visibility is not a problem. Working at night and being effective with your chainsaw is still made possible thanks to these chainsaw safety boots. It also features European Class 2 (24m/s) cut protection. Something you want to ensure when you’re working with dangerous heavy tools like chainsaws! European Cut Protection with Secura Liner® and Two Zone Lacing European leather craftsmanship is evident when looking at these boots in person. The inner lining of these HAIX® Protector Prime Orange boots is secured by Secura Liner® which means that this footwear won’t pull out or wrinkle over time. The added bonus of the two zone lacing makes it easy for you to put on your waterproof chainsaw resistant boots without any fuss. You can adjust the lacing accordingly so it fits your foot snugly and the lace won’t loosen up even after hours of tension. Vibram Soles with Ankle Protection The HAIX® Protector Prime Orange makes for the perfect forestry boot for its unbeatable ankle support and protection which helps to prevent injuries. The last thing you want to have is an accident that prevents you from reporting for duty. The sturdy and protective Vibram hiking sole provides long lasting durability and is grip and slip resistant so you remain stable even on the toughest terrain. HAIX® Climate System with GORE-TEX® Inner Liner The built in climate system of the HAIX® Protector Prime Orange keeps your feet at a balanced temperature at all times whether it’s hot or cold. It keeps your feet warm during cold seasons and cool during hot seasons. The vent holes on top of the forestry boot allows air to circulate inside so the temperature inside is always regulated. And with the 4-layer GORE-TEX® inner liner, your shoes are made to be waterproof, and breathable. These are chainsaw resistant boots you can rely on all year round! Rubber Toe and Heel Protection and Quick Drying Capabilities The HAIX® Factory Seconds Protector Prime Orange tree climbing boots are protected by an anatomically formed steel protective toe cap certified to ASTM for toe protection. Additional rubber bumpers at the heel and toe area provides an extra layer of protection allowing for a prolonged service life. And because it’s unavoidable not to get hot and sweaty after a long day on a job site, you’ll need to refresh the moisture absorbing insoles every now and then. No need to worry about wearing temporary replacement boots on your next shift. The machine washable and quick drying insole ensures that you have a ready pair of boots to wear the next day. HAIX® Protector Prime Orange chainsaw resistant boots are engineered in Germany Secura Liner ® – never a loose liner GORE-TEX ® waterproof inner liner HAIX ® Climate System for temperature balance HAIX ® 2-Zone Lacing - Ankle lace lock allows independent lace adjustment between the upper and lower boot Steel Protective toe cap Non-metallic Puncture protective sole Para-aramid protection against cuts – European Class 2 Sturdy Vibram Anti-slip sole for long lasting durability Rubber toe and heel protection for prolonged service life Waterproof/breathable leather Also available in all black Learn more about HAIX® footwear technology.

Protector Prime Orange, Factory Second

Unisex model


Working with chainsaws is a specialized skill requiring concentration and a commitment to safety. Add another layer of protection with the Protector Prime.



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Maximum protection for chainsaw users whether on the job or in the yard

You want to control your risk and protect your safety. Protector Prime provides that extra layer of peace of mind.

Ultimate safety certified to ASTM for toe protection offering European Class 2 for cut protection

Safety is a top priority when working with chainsaws. The Protector Prime Orange protects your feet from the dangers of the job at hand. Our durable European bullhide leather, combined with a layer of cut-resistant material, offers durability and added reaction time if you come in contact with the chainsaw blade. The Class 2 rating shields against chainsaw speeds up to 24/meters/second.

Protect your toes with our steel toe cap

The integrity of your feet, and especially your toes, is important. The Protector Prime Orange's built-in steel toe offers maximum space in the toe box and protects your toes to the highest safety requirements.

EH Resistance

The Protector Prime Orange is independently certified to protect against contact with downed powerlines and other electrical hazards to 18kv.

Enjoy peace of mind with a Vibram sole that offers both durability and exceptional slip resistance

The Protector Prime Orange Vibram anti-slip sole gives you a better foothold on wet leaves and diverse terrain. The unique tread design keeps your foot in place when you need it most, and the sole profile will even fit crampons and foot ascenders. Built to HAIX's exacting standards, you never need to worry about sole failure out on a job.

Extended comfort to endure the longest hours in any kind of weather

Your job is physically demanding, with long hours spent on your feet, make your feet feel like they just had a walk in the park.

Comfort fit with HAIX® cushioned insole

HAIX insoles keep your feet and your shoes fresher and more comfortable on the job. Our insoles absorb perspiration to keep your feet dry even in the most rigorous conditions. Added cushioning provides extra comfort. The microfiber design is lightweight, breathable, and machine washable. Replace occasionally to keep your shoes fresh and comfortable.

Torsion proof for more stability

The Protector Prime Orange offers a sturdy and stable midsole that prevents your feet from flexing side to side, giving you more stability with less chance of ankle injuries. You also won't feel every sharp rock or stone through the sole of the boot, providing you more comfort on those particularly long hikes.

Optimal support thanks to 2 zone lacing

The Protector Prime Orange adapts perfectly to your foot. Independently adjust the upper and lower part of your boot just the way you like it for a comfort fit tailored just to you. Fix it tighter across the foot and looser on the leg or vice versa. Lacing extends further towards the toe, with no seaming, to allow you tighten the lacing across the foot a bit more, which is good for narrower feet or tree climbing.

Breathable comfort with HAIX® Climate System

The Protector Prime Orange ensures your feet stay dry and comfortable by utilizing special foams that absorb moisture from your feet between the inner lining and the leather. With each step, moist air expels, and fresh air enters through the vent holes at the top of the boot. This Climate System functions like an air conditioning system for your feet.

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Hard facts inside and out

HAIX Protector Prime Orange, Factory Second

Item no. 603102

Climate system
Washable & Exchangeable Insole
Steel Toe
2 zone lacing
European Class 2 cut protection
Waterproof inner liner
Non-metallic puncture protection
Rubber toe and heel protection
EH rated to 18kv
Vibram sole for extra grip and slip resistance
Superior footholds
Upper material:
Nubuck leather
Boot height in inches:
9 inches
VIBRAM® 050 Sole
Inner liner:
ASTM F 2413, CAN/CSA-Z195
Safety toe:
2 zone lacing
Product type:
Factory seconds
Primary use:
Electrical hazard

Your questions. Our honest answers.

Protector Prime Orange runs about a half size larger than your normal shoe size, so order 1/2 size down. The width runs true to size and comes in either a medium or wide width.
The Protector Prime Orange features hydrophobic suede leather which allows the boots breathe while keeping the leather water resistant, and a waterproof inner liner of GORE-TEX which will keep your feet dry and comfortable.
The Protector Prime Orange features a layer of Para-aramid cut resistant material in the front half of the boot, running vertically, to protect the top of the foot and front of the leg from contact with the chainsaw blade. Cut protection is configured to allow more reaction time if the boot comes in contact with a running chainsaw blade.
The only difference between the Protector Ultra Lime Green and Protector Ultra Signal Red is the color. We choose to use more visible colors on our Cut Protective boots to offer more visibility in the environment. The Protector Ultra boots are 8" in height while the Protector Prime is 9". The Protector Prime has a little less seaming than the Protector Ultra and the lacing on the Prime extends further towards the toe with no seaming at the base. This allows you to tighten the lacing a bit more on the lower section of the boot Protector Prime to make it a bit narrower. The Ultras both have easy rollers in the lower lacing for smoother lacing adjustment, a close fitting cuff to keep debris out of the boots, and additional reflective elements.
Yes you can buy replacement parts for the Protector Prime Orange such as insoles and laces. You can find these items on our website on the accessories page. Protector Prime Orange is not able to be retreaded, but can be refurbished to extend the life of your boots. If you are looking to refurbish your Protector Prime Orange, check out the HAIX Extended Wear program here.
The Protector Prime Orange has a steel toe cap which exceeds ASTM testing requirements. It also has a rubber edge that enhances the comfort of the transition zone between the toe cap and the boot.

These boots meet and exceed everything I need on the job.

These boots meet and exceed everything I need on the job. With both chainsaw protection and a steel toe, I know my feet are protected while still being comfortable enough to wear all day.

Chad Gainey


awesome boots

The haix protector prime is an amazing boot, climbing or working hills slopes felling trees or working in an urban environment these boots are comfortable, no break in period at all. They are also sturdy at the point these will be the last brand off boot I will ever be working in!

Pete G.


The Answer

These boots are the answer to my Arborist, one boot to do it all needs. I have a slender foot, so have always had trouble cinching a boot down on my foot, especially ones with chainsaw protection as that makes them much stiffer. These boots completely fix that. Day two and are starting to feel broke in, really high quality boot. They look like mountaineering/ice climbing boots. Which is cool here in Colorado.

Levi C.

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