Who should buy the Garmont Tower LX GTX

The Garmont Tower LX GTX is beyond capable of impressing mountaineers with every merit it has in its portfolio. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that provides enhanced shock absorption and stability on mountainous terrain.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that is designed via Ferrata traversals and technical mountaineering.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that provides a personalized lockdown.

Garmont Tower LX GTX logo

Excellent traction and grip

With the boot’s Vibram Mulaz outsole, mountaineers can gain ground and reach heights with enough traction. Heavy-duty angular protrusions (also known as lugs) populate its surface for multi-directional grip. Its forefoot and heel zones have a more compact construction to give wearers a firmer hold on more rigid surfaces.

Garmont Tower LX GTX outsole

Adequate terrain stability and cushioning

The Tower LX GTX's dual-density PU midsole brings to the table adequate terrain stability and cushioning. It comes with part fiberglass, part nylon insulating insole which is made extra cushy with a 2.5-mm microporous top layer. Its heel is engineered with a crampon insert made of polyurethane.

Garmont Tower LX GTX midsole

Comfortable underfoot cushioning

Giving users additional underfoot cushioning is the Alveolen footbed. It is made with a combination of felt and EVA resin, making it capable of delivering a lightweight kind of comfort.

Garmont Tower LX GTX underfoot

Weatherproof and breathable

This Garmont gear sports a tough upper made of Cordura fabric and microfiber. Its collar, tongue, and flex insert are made of a single-piece Schoeller fabric. Its liner is imbued with Gore-Tex’s Performance Comfort tech, granting the boot weatherproofing and breathability. 

Garmont Tower LX GTX upper

Provides abrasion protection, stability, and grip

The Helix rubber rand that covers its lower region provides abrasion protection, as well as additional torsional stability and grip for technical climbs.

Garmont Tower LX GTX upper 1.0

Garmont’s a.d.d technology is comprised of the boot’s asymmetrical cuff, anatomical tongue, differential ankle pads, and precision lacing. These parts work hand in hand to give wearers improved comfort, support, and stability.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 25.7oz / Women 22oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Single, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.