The Mammut Appalachian GTX weighs in a little lighter than some other comparable boots we looked at, and it also gets a Gore-Tex waterproof lining, which makes the price very impressive compared to alternative options. You don’t get a full leather upper; however the textile is only around the tongue so it should not detract too much from the performance. Unlike others at this price this boot has a full rubber rand, which could be considered overkill, but for those who are going to really use and abuse their footwear for many years to come this is a belt and braces approach to durability. Underfoot there is a very aggressive Vibram sole unit that is ideal for year-round use, and the flex and cushioning are good too. Put the Mammut Appalachian GTX on and it feels good, although perhaps not quite as close and well-profiled to the foot as some higher-priced options. There’s nothing really wrong here, though, and so if this fits you well, this is a great boot for a wide range of conditions while being slightly lighter and surprisingly well-priced compared to some other options.
Upper materials nubuck leather, textile
Waterproof lining Gore-Tex
Sole unit Vibram MT Traction
Women’s sizes 4-8.5
Men’s sizes 7-12
Weight 1952g (pair, size 11)
Thes Mammut Appalachian GTX is an excellent year-round boot with less weight and a lower price tag than some other options, making this a good choice.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine December 2011