Verdict from 5 experts and 36 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Mammut Trovat Guide High GTX was considered incredibly comfortable by professional gear reviewers.
  • Many users, critics included, found the boot’s waterproofing beyond impressive.
  • Bloggers couldn’t praise the Trovat Guide High GTX’s dapper looks highly enough.
  • This Mammut backpacking footgear was commended by a couple of wearers for having a super-reliable lacing system.
  • Its amazingly grippy outsole floored a footwear pundit.
  • An expert made colorful remarks about the shoe’s ankle support.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Trovat Guide High GTX’s clunky weight didn’t amuse seasoned footgear testers.
  • Based on a report, this trekking boot runs small.

Bottom line

If the Mammut Trovat Guide High GTX were to be judged based on water protection alone, its report card would leave no room for anything other than A+. That said, the footwear in question is more than just a waterproof wonder—it is also a champion of a boot in terms of comfort, aesthetics, and lockdown security. What it could have been, however, is something backpackers can move with great agility in. Nevertheless, the Trovat Guide High GTX is a spectacular and worthwhile investment for countless off-trail adventures.

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Good to know

The Mammut Trovat Guide High GTX is aimed at pack-carrying folks who wish to have a reliable traversal performance in their multi-day expeditions. It is engineered with Base Fit 2.0—a technology that sees the boot’s lacing system and sole unit working together to give wearers enhanced in-shoe safety.

Its sole unit, which is comprised mainly of the footgear’s shock-absorbent midsole and Vibram outsole, is built with a Mammut-patented technology called Rolling Concept. Its presence promotes the natural rolling motion of the foot. It works with the design technology called Motion Control in preventing the ankle from sustaining torsional injuries.

This shoe is crafted with Feet Map, a lining and padding system that prevents pressure points and lessens foot perspiration. What protects its interior from moisture, on the other hand, is a waterproof membrane from Gore-Tex.

Mammut’s Trovat Guide High GTX is a generally true-to-size, high-cut backpacking boot for men. It is offered in D – standard width in half and full sizes. Its 3-Zone Lacing system gives owners the ability to achieve a customized lockdown. Since its interior is engineered with Memo Foam, trekkers can look forward to an even more personalized fit in it with time.

With its Vibram MT Traction II outsole, the Trovat Guide High GTX is capable of giving its users a secure enough footing on tricky terrain. Both its heel and forefoot sections are laden with multi-faceted lugs for increased grip over loose-soiled surfaces. It comes built with a heel brake to grant backpackers extra control and safety during descents. When this component gets worn beyond effective use, it can be replaced with a new one.

This backpacking footwear provides wearers with ample cushioning and terrain balance thanks to its stout midsole made of polyurethane. It has a thickly constructed heel zone for shock mitigation. Set right on top of it is a stock footbed for additional comfort underfoot.

The Mammut Trovat Guide High GTX cradles the foot in its part full-grain leather, part textile high-top upper. The lining of its collar is made of Nappa leather. Its bootie is imbued with Gore-Tex’s Performance Comfort technology, giving the gear the capability to stay watertight yet breathable in the inclement weather. It has an elastic tongue courtesy of the same waterproofing company. For increased protection against cuts and scrapes, Mammut designers furnished its bottom perimeter with a heavy-duty rubber rand.

Giving this grounded boot a metallic accent are its combination eyelets. They are made up of closed loops and open hooks. Criss-crossing through them is a round synthetic lace.


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