Who should buy the Mammut Ducan Mid GTX

The Mammut Ducan Mid GTX is a heavy-duty gear that combines innovative technologies for a comfortable and supportive ride. It's for you if:

  • Backpacking boots with exceptional workmanship are what you're after.
  • You're looking for something reassuringly firm and light at the same time.
  • Grippy boots that provide extra sideways traction are what you need.
  • You want a pair that's great-fitting and comfy right from the get-go.

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Who should NOT buy it

With its 209-dollar asking price, the Ducan Mid GTX can make your wallet wail in despair. In its place, consider the cheaper Salomon Odyssey Mid GTX, which sells for $180 per pair. And if you prefer a boot whose tongue doesn't bunch, check out the Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX instead.

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The Ducan Mid GTX's amazing tenacity

Its Vibram Flextron outsole delivers more than enough traction on loose soil (think rocky hillsides and scree). Its lugs are designed to produce sufficient grip for lateral (sideways) negotiations, while its semi-aggressive heel brake gives the foot enough stopping power on tricky descents. It also has ample space between its lugs, which keeps mud and debris from caking its grooves and treads.

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Keeps wetness at bay

Engineered with a Gore-Tex waterproof membrane, the Mammut Ducan Mid GTX translates to dry feet through moderate rains and creeks. It doesn't have a full gusset, so calculate the watery terrain in front of you so as not to flood the shoe in waters deeper than four inches.

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Fresh-from-the-box plushness

Devoid of glue marks and excess stitching, this backpacking boot from Mammut is mighty pampering without any delay. It also provides an inviting, non-blister-causing fit on day one.

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Budget-conscious backpackers beware

While not a tear-jerking soap opera, the Ducan Mid GTX can easily move you to tears if you're not prepared for its 209-dollar suggested retail price. In the realm of hiking, after all, boots selling for $180 or more are considered pricey.

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Keeps you going minus the fatigue

The Ducan Mid GTX boasts a cushy-yet durable midsole that keeps feet supported under the weight of a loaded pack for hours. It's a platform that combines softness and firmness at key points to make every step springy without giving the heel that sinking feeling.

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High ankle security in the Mammut Ducan Mid GTX

The boot's supportiveness is also present around the collar. Engineered with a nice helping of padding and protective laminates, the boot's mid-top shaft keeps the ankle in place without dumbing down flexibility.

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The Ducan Mid GTX's bunching tongue

There are those who say that the boot's semi-integrated tongue bunches at the seam. You can prevent this from happening by pressing the flap of the tongue gently to make it thinner. Also, wearing non-wrinkly socks helps in this regard.

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Lighter than most

At 510 g per shoe, the Mammut Ducan Mid GTX is lighter than most backpacking kicks. Case in point: on average, trekking boots weigh 593 g per shoe.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 510g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Mammut

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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.