Who should buy the Garmont Rambler GTX

The Garmont Rambler GTX is a mid-cut boot that’s built for backpacking and mixed mountaineering. It is recommended for:

  • individuals who want a speed lacing closure system for quick fit adjustment when outdoors.
  • outdoorsy people who want to experience the abrasion-resistant Cordura nylon upper.
  • adventurers who seek the water protection and breathability of a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining.

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Garmont employs the sticky Vibram New Winkler sole for Rambler GTX

Garmont Rambler GTX Vibram outsole

Garmont’s Rambler GTX is equipped with a Vibram New Winkler outsole. It has a pattern of multidirectional chevron lugs which renders grip on wet and dry surfaces.

Garmont Rambler GTX chevron lugs

The outsole’s surface is filled with self-cleaning drainage channels which shed dirt and debris for optimal traction. A heel brake is incorporated into the outsole’s design for improved control in downhill conditions.

Rambler GTX’s cushy midsole

The Rambler GTX has a microporous rubber midsole which grants cushioning and flexibility. It’s partnered with an expanded PU heel insert to create a stabilized ride.

Garmont Rambler GTX midsole

A bi-injected dual density nylon insole is placed on top of these components for underfoot protection. The boot’s Alveolen footbed completes the midsole component by providing arch support and underfoot comfort.

Garmont’s Rambler GTX has a scuff-resistant upper

Garmont Rambler GTX Cordura nylon

The Garmont Rambler GTX features a 1.8mm suede leather and Cordura nylon upper. These materials make the boot sturdy and resistant to abrasions.

Garmont Rambler GTX Gore-Tex lining

The upper is lined with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort which grants water protection and breathability.

Garmont Rambler GTX PU-coated toe cap

Its PU-coated toe cap improves the gear’s robustness and creates scuff resistance.

Garmont Rambler GTX lacing system

The boot’s closure system uses a series of metal hooks and eyelets to keep the laces secured and organized. It’s connected to a heel lock at the back of the upper to prevent heel slip during a trek.

Garmont Rambler GTX heel lock

The tongue and collar are made of Cordura nylon to promote comfort.

Garmont Rambler GTX padded tongue and collar

A pull tab is positioned on the back of the collar to facilitate an easy on and off.

Garmont Rambler GTX pull tab

Facts / Specs

Weight: 720g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Garmont

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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.