The Trail GTX has been popular for years and is a frequent winner of Trail boot tests. It was known as the Raichle Mountain Trail, but is now the Mammut Mountain Trail as the Raichle brand was absorbed by Mammut. It is a classic design of a simple, clutter-free nubuck leather upper providing support and durability for long-term performance. The toe box is solid, and the heel and ankle area are supportive, making this ideal for rockier terrain. You get a very aggressive sole unit with a good deep lug pattern for grip in mud and scree, plus durability. There’s plenty of stiffness in the sole, so it is ideal for tackling rocky mountain paths, scree and jagged rocks. The boot also provides a smooth rolling action on every stride while the cushioning adds more comfort. But there is no rubber toe rand on the Mammut Mountain Trail GTX, which won’t suit really hard use. If you prefer lighter boots, or prefer not to have a waterproof lining, or simply need to spend less, then there are clearly other boots that are more suitable for you. Of course others may just fit you better, so always try on alternatives for fit before choosing any single model.
Upper nubuck leather, Gore-Tex waterproof lining
Sole Vibram Backpacking Rolling II
Sizes 6-14 (men’s); 4-9 (women’s)
Weight 1744g (pair, size 11)
Made in Romania
Stores in the UK 120
The Mammut Mountain Trail GTX is ideal for long-term performance and comfort when heading to the rough and rocky hills of the UK and abroad. It won ‘Best in Test’.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2010