Updates to the Garmont Pinnacle GTX 

The updated version of the Pinnacle GTX from Garmont now features:

  • a lighter build (from 930 g to 858 g)
  • a heel lock and precision lacing

Who should buy the Garmont Pinnacle GTX 

The Garmont Pinnacle GTX is a perfect option for those who are:

  • looking for a semi-automatic (hybrid) crampon backpacking boot
  • looking for a pair of boots that has customizable insole
  • looking for an outsole that offers traction on most types of terrain

Garmont Pinnacle GTX brand logo

Garmont Pinnacle GTX’s aggressive outsole

Garmont Pinnacle GTX Vibram outsole

The Garmont Pinnacle GTX employs the Vibram Titus outsole. It has aggressive and multidirectional lugs which provide traction on most types of terrain. These boots are widely spaced to prevent muck accumulation. 

Garmont Pinnacle GTX climbing zone

Also, the toe and heel areas are designed with more ground contact to assist in steep slopes while the heel brake helps secure foothold on descents.

Pinnacle GTX from Garmont wears a lightweight and cushioned midsole

This mid-cut mountaineering boot features the Pinnacle component set. It consists of a dual-density PU injected midsole for lightweight and durable cushioning. A PU crampon insert is placed at the heel. 

Garmont Pinnacle GTX midsole

The boot also comes with an X-lite Frameflex Fiberglass, a full-length lightweight frame supports the rear and midfoot when carrying heavy loads. This set incorporated an extra microporous layer (2.5 mm) to optimize comfort.

Garmont Pinnacle GTX X-Lite frame

Additionally, hiker’s foot rests on a moisture-wicking Alveolen footbed. It is made of EVA and has antimicrobial properties.

Pinnacle GTX’ long-lasting upper

Using a one-piece durable Perwanger suede leather (2.8 mm), the Pinnacle GTX protects the foot from outdoor obstacles. It is waterproof and breathable, thanks to the moderately insulated Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining. It is also designed with an abrasion-resistant 360-degree rubber rand for reinforcement.

Garmont Pinnacle GTX Gore-Tex

Garmont’s Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d.)

Garmont Pinnacle GTX heel lock

With the brand’s Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d.), this boot for mountaineering renders stability and comfort. It includes an anatomical tongue, asymmetrical cuff, and differential ankle pads. The mentioned pads work with the heel lock to prevent slippage.

Garmont Pinnacle GTX lacing system

To further enhance comfort, Garmont designers added an instep notch to accommodate foot flexion. Its combination eyelets help secure foot lockdown and a pull tab at the heel aids in easy on and off.

Garmont Pinnacle GTX heel pull tab

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 858g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Single, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Garmont

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