Mammut Brecon (2015)


The Mammut Brecon’s upper is made of suede leather rather than full-grain leather, but it has minimal stitching while a Gore-Tex waterproof lining provides extra protection against the elements. The toe box is nice and firm, while a rubber rand in this area adds further protection. Underfoot a good stiff sole unit with deep lugs and a decent heel breast provides grip. 4/5


The Brecon is available in size 6½-13 for men and 4-8½ for women. The fit is good and close with a precise feel on the foot that would be good for scrambling and walking on rockier ground. The ankle cuff is slightly lower than some models and the boot is also well-cushioned for comfortable support. 5/5


This feels comfy, with an easy walking action and a good level of support and stiffness for general walking. The toe box is well-stiffened to protect the foot, and the outsole is stiff enough to make rockier ground comfortable. At just 1732g (pair, size 11) this boot doesn’t feel quite as heavy as some others. 5/5

In use

Straight from the box the Mammut Brecon is great on the hill due to the support and stiffness it offers. The upper – being suede leather rather than full-grain leather – is a drawback for long-term performance, but that is why this is a lower-priced boot compared with others that are equally stiff and supportive. For many this won’t be a drawback but more regular users may value paying more. 4/5


A good price for the stiffness and sole quality and less costly due to the suede upper. 4/5


Very good on the hill; but more regular users may prefer a full-grain leather upper. 4.4/5

Review by Graham Thompson

Published in Trail magazine May 2015