The Mammut Monolith GTX has been around for a few years now, and it’s well-priced for what you get. The boot has a slightly more ‘mountaineering’ appeal than some others, but it’s equally attractive to those who prefer a little more support when walking. The upper is a mix of fabric and leather, with a Gore-Tex lining to provide waterproof protection and a full rubber rand to provide protection against abrasion. The ankle cuff is quite high, which is great when climbing or scrambling but also good if you prefer more support when using the edges in snow. The boot is slightly narrower than some others with a good precise feel at the toe, which again is great when climbing or scrambling, and also ideal for using those edges in snow. To further enhance its climbing potential there is a smooth ‘climbing zone’ on the sole beneath the toe, while the deep lugs along the remainder of the sole are good for keeping a grip in snow. So the Mammut Monolith GTX is a good boot for those who prefer a little more of a mountaineering feel to their winter footwear, but it is also perfectly good for walking as long as you like a more supportive ankle cuff.
Upper materials leather and textile
Waterproof lining Gore-Tex
Sole unit Vibram Teton
Women’s sizes 4-9
Men’s sizes 6.5-13
Weight 2010g (pair, size 11)
The Mammut Monolith GTX is a well-priced boot that is biased towards the mountaineer but it is good for walkers too if you prefer a little more support. It won the ‘Best Value’ award.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine January 2013