Mammut Impact 2011

The Mammut Impact weighs 1620g (pair, size 11); leather and fabric upper; Gore-Tex waterproof lining; reinforced toe box for protection; good, stiff heel cup; Vibram sole offers good grip and stiffness for hill terrain; good cushioning. But for £20 more you can get the Mammut Teton GTX, which is a bit lighter; a more pronounced heel breast would assist braking during descents; an upper with less stitching may be more durable.

The Mammut Impact is a good-value general hill-walking boot that is ideal for most users.

First published in Trail magazine May 2011