Who should buy the Mammut Ducan High GTX

The Mammut Ducan High GTX to be an interesting option for multi-day trips because of its outdoor-centric features. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that is equipped with various technologies to help adventurers face their multi-day trips with ample performance.
  • Prefer a shoe that provides protection from wet trail conditions.
  • Prefer a shoe that delivers traction on both wet and dry surfaces.

Mammut Ducan High GTX logo 1.0

Excellent grip on challenging terrain

This Mammut boot for backpacking adventures comes with a Vibram Flextron outsole. It is made of a sturdy Vibram Trek rubber compound for resistance to wear and abrasive elements. The outsole’s profile uses a pattern of trapezoid-shaped lugs to render grip on challenging terrain. It also incorporates a heel brake into its design for extra control when tackling downhill conditions.

Mammut Ducan High GTX out;sole

Comfortable and shock absorbency cushioning

Mammut Ducan High GTX users are granted sufficient cushioning and shock absorbency, thanks to its EVA midsole. It features the brand’s proprietary Georganic 3D technology, which uses a geometric-dynamic design, to support the natural movement of the foot and prevent pronation.

Mammut Ducan High GTX midsole

Excellent arch support

This backpacking boot from Mammut has a spring-steel sole, called Flextron, embedded within its midsole. It functions by giving vertical support while preventing deflection of the foot. Moreover, the footgear’s default footbed offers arch support and extra comfort underfoot.

Mammut Ducan High GTX arch support


The Mammut Ducan High GTX is equipped with an upper made of engineered mesh. This material reduces the overall weight of the boot, making it lightweight.

Mammut Ducan High GTX lightweight


A Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane lines the upper to prevent water from entering while allowing excess moisture to escape.

Mammut Ducan High GTX upper 3.0

It also has thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) overlays for structure and durability.

Excellent heel support and protective toe box

The Ducan High GTX’s rearfoot region uses a molded counter for heel support. A rand wraps around the toe box to protect from accidental knocks. 

Mammut Ducan High GTX heel

Easy to wear

The boot’s lacing system employs a series of fabric loops and metal hooks to help the wearer manage its fit. Its Memory Foam-equipped ankle cuff and mono tongue prevent debris from entering the footgear. A pull tab is positioned at the cuff for easy on and off.

Mammut Ducan High GTX upper 5.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 19.2oz / Women 16.2oz
Use: Backpacking, Speed Hiking
Cut: High cut
Collection: Mammut Ducan
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.