Mammut Magic GTX (2015)


The Mammut Magic GTX has a highly stitched upper made from a mix of velours leather and Dropstop synthetic textile. There’s a one-piece padded tongue with a high padded ankle cuff, while a full rubber rand affords protection around the edge while the sole is a deep-lugged Vibram Maton unit. Internally there is shaped ankle padding and a full-height Gore-Tex liner. The Mammut Magic GTX  has a semi-automatic crampon fitting. 4/5


The Mammut Magic GTX comes in sizes 6½ to 13 for men, and 4 to 9 for women. It has a nicely snug mid-volume fit that holds both the ankle and arch without being too restrictive. The toe box profile is ideal for walking and general mountain duties, while the ankle cuff is at the softer end of what you would expect for a B2 boot. 4/5


The slightly softer upper of this boot makes it instantly more comfortable than most in our test. But that comfort may not be so good when more support would be of benefit, as the sole and upper aren’t quite as supportive as others. In other words this is great for general mountain walking, but perhaps less comfortable on more challenging terrain. 4/5

In use

The flex both longitudinally and laterally is softer than on some other boots, and the highly structured uppers allow a fair amount of movement. These features combined make the Mammut Magic GTX a lovely boot to walk in, but on more challenging terrain all the comfort adds up to a slight lack of sensitivity. 4/5


The Mammut Magic GTX is fantastic value if you’re looking at a winter boot aimed at walking rather than tackling challenging terrain. 5/5


The Mammut Magic GTX is a very comfortable boot best suited to walking rather than challenging terrain. 4.2/5

Review by Graham Thompson

Published in Trail magazine January 2015