Patagonia Nomad GTX 2009

The Patagonia Nomad GTX weighs 1436g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; leather upper for maximum durability; high percentage of recycled materials; rubber rand; reasonably supportive upper, heel and toe; Vibram outsole with good stiffness. But lack of heel breast reduces outsole grip on slopes; mid-cut ankle cuff, so not best protection.

Verdict: The Patagonia Nomad GTX  is an eco-friendly boot that is good for valley use and travel, but others are better for hill and mountain walking.


First published in Trail magazine May 2009