An all-leather, waterproof boot for rugged mountain ranges.
Idaho's Sawtooth Range isn't known for rolling green meadows and immaculate trails cut through soft soil—it's more of a rock garden with miles of jagged peaks and glacial valleys littered with moraines. Designed for mountain environments of this caliber, Mammut's Trovat Advanced High GTX Men's Boot offers the support and protection your foot needs, whether you're criss-crossing mountain ranges, doing a quick out-and-back backpacking trip, or checking summits off your list.
A Gore-Tex membrane offers waterproof and breathable performance and sits behind a stout leather upper for superior protection against rocks, logs, and brush. The addition of a protective toe rand provides additional protection against scuffs and tears for those days you spend the majority of your time off trail. Keeping the Trovat comfortable is a Memo Foam footbed that helps cradle your foot when the ground is anything but soft, and the solid Vibram sole ensures reliable traction when every step counts on high, exposed traverses.
- Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane
- Nubuck leather upper
- Rubber toe cap
- 3D tongue
- Nappa leather heel collar
- Three-Zone lacing
- Memo Foam footbed
- Vibram MT Traction II sole
- Item #MAM00JC
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Love these boots! Fit like a glove! I wear size 11 1/2d and these are true to size. They definitely mold to your feet, and I didn't have any trouble with slipping or blisters right out of the box. I wore them around the house for a couple hours, then hiked that weekend for 3 or 4 hours with no problems. I like my boots snug to begin with, because obviously they break in and I don't like slipping or side-to-side movement of the boot over the sole. These are very stable and supporting- one hike had a couple sections around corn fields, and these totally supported my ankles even when I'd accidentally step on the remaining stub of a stalk; didn't take long to not even worry about it anymore! I have higher boots that don't support that well! Will be great when I go back out west and can hike without rolling my ankles on rocks. These are beefy and should last a long time, but i can't wait to see what they look like beat-to-hell!
narrow toe box
had to return it, if you have issues with a narrow toe box, you may very well have issues with this boot. Other than that, it looked/felt like an extremely well made boot.
Summer 2016 Backpacking boot
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
I have flat feet that are right at the Wide measurement for width. Backcountry has been good to me as I purchase/return several pairs trying to get the right fit.
I hike primarily in Idaho - McCall, Sawtooth, Boulder White Cloud ranges. We often see all 4 seasons daily on backpack trips so I needed a boot that can handle the 'adverse' factor for hiking.
These boots have a roomy toe box, fit the width great, and have been durable for my first 2 lake backpack trips. This past weekend I logged over 7 miles and had several snowpack crossings - the GTX liner kept me dry despite the leather being saturated. I did wear gators to keep the water off the uppers (essential to dry feet in rainy weather). The heel cup locks in great and the tongue has the metal clip to provide upward pull in the lacing system (helps lock in the heel) I was able to wear this boot out of the box on a 4 mile hike without blisters due to the lacing system. I did replace the insole -can't speak for the comfort of that.
Lacing system - allows for 2 locking points, one at lower ankle where I cinch once, then upward pull and lock at top of the ankle support - very good.
The sole grips well on wet rock and in snow/mud didn't slip.
Length - I measure out at exactly 10.5 inches. Purchase 10.5 and I have about 1/8th to 3/16ths of room at the front to help prevent blacktoe on descending slopes.
Flexibility - this is a semi-rigid frame, and while my pack was only 47lbs I had great ankle support on uneven terrain, and my feet were not to sore (out of the box wear). Expect it to get better as I break in the boot.
For the price this is a great buy. I didn't talk about durability because lets face it, for this price you could buy a pair every year and still be comparable to a boot like Kenetrek or Hanwag (what I'm used to wearing that cost upward of $450). I hope to get 2 seasons before repairs are necessary, at which point something new will pop up!
Hope this helps, and I am open to answering questions about good gear.