Who should buy the Garmont Tower Trek GTX

The Garmont Tower Trek GTX is a high-cut boot that grants the necessary features on backpacking trips. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that can overcome challenging terrain.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides comfort and stability on the trail.

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  • Garmont created the Tower Trek GTX as a lightweight backpacking boot designed to overcome challenging terrain. It has a leather upper with Gore-Tex, an elastic Schoeller fabric, and the brand’s set of components called Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d.) feature.
  • Its component sole, the Tower Trek, includes a microporous layer, FrameFlex Mid nylon insole, dual-density rubber midsole, and a Vibram New Winkler outsole. This unit promotes comfort and addresses stability and security on the trail.

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Size and fit

The Garmont Tower Trek GTX is a high-cut backpacking boot that fairly runs true to size. It comes in standard width and regular sizes. The boot has a spacious instep and forefoot.

Garmont Tower Trek GTX fit

The brand’s a.d.d. includes components contributing to the fit. One is its roomy toe box which allows a more propulsive and balanced stride. The Precision Lacing flexes with the foot to make each step comfortable.

Excellent grip on all types of terrain

The Vibram New Winkler outsole features multidirectional, aggressive lugs which make the Garmont Tower Trek GTX bite on virtually all types of terrain. 

Garmont Tower Trek GTX outsole


The strategic spacing of the tread pattern does not allow mud to build up and it channels water out to prevent slips.

Garmont Tower Trek GTX outsole 2

Comfortable cushioning

Providing lightweight comfort is an Alveolen footbed (EVA, resin, and felt). It is backed by a 2.5 mm microporous layer that goes on top of the FrameFlex Mid nylon insole for a more cushioned and comfortable ride. The nylon insole flexes with the foot and brings stability when carrying heavy loads. 

Garmont Tower Trek GTX midsole

Stable cushioning

A bi-density rubber midsole enhances cushioning and stability. It also features the Progressive Lasting Board that yields rigidity regardless of the length of the boot. This backpacking boot is crampon-compatible.

Garmont Tower Trek GTX midsole 2

Renders protection against scuffs

Rendering durability and waterproofness is the suede leather upper lined with Gore-Tex Performance Comfort laminate. It is coupled with a one-piece construction of the flex insert, tongue and collar for optimal flexibility. A 360-degree rubber rand reinforcement renders protection against scuffs.

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Secure lockdown

Garmont’s proprietary Anatomically Directed Design (a.d.d.) enables the boot to work with the natural biomechanics of the foot. The asymmetrical cuff and anatomical tongue promote comfort and stability. Differential ankle pads secure the heel, and their precision lacing helps keep the foot in place. Additionally, the brand’s Intelligent Flex System allows shin mobility and forefoot flex.

Garmont Tower Trek GTX secure lockdown

Additional Info

  • This boot is compatible with strap-on crampons.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 710g / Women 610g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High 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.