This is the latest option from Mammut’s well-established Redburn range. With its slightly stiffer sole plus a grippier rubber compound to make it better on rock, the Pro is very much an approach- and climbing- directed design. The upper has leather and synthetic panels that, while not fully waterproof, should keep the worst of the water out. There is good stiffness at the heel cup and toe box to support and protect the foot, while a rubber rand at the toe and heel should increase durability. The sole is relatively stiff, making the Mammut Redburn Pro particularly suited to climbing. Like most rock-orientated shoes the outsole lug pattern isn’t quite as aggressive as more general shoes; but again it’s ideal for climbing, thanks to the smooth toe area. The lacing extends well down to the toes to help provide a more precise fit and feel when climbing. When walking the toe flex is precise, which gives this shoe a generally stable feel that climbers will enjoy but others may feel is too restrictive for more casual use. When used for approach and climbing the Mammut Redburn Pro is excellent, but other shoes have benefits for runners or for general walking.
Upper material leather and synthetic
Waterproof lining none
Sole unit Gripex Cougapproach
Men’s sizes 6-13
Women’s sizes 4-8.5
Weight 1004g (pair, size 11)
The Mammut Redburn Pro offers great performance for approaching and climbing on crags, but others are slightly better for muddier ground.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2013