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130 users: 4.7 / 5

5 reasons to buy

  • The Mammut Magic High GTX was rated quite highly by a few patrons for its extraordinary level of comfort.
  • Its ability to flex, especially around the ankle region, was admired by one mountaineer.
  • A user was ultimately impressed with how well this boot performed on various types of terrain.
  • This climbing gear is among Mammut’s collection of footwear that can be resoled. This means that, for a fee, its beat-up outsole can be replaced.
  • It made one climber extremely happy with its ability to wall off virtually all sorts of watery elements.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Magic High GTX runs small, according to a reviewer.
  • This mountaineering boot is an expensive product.

Bottom line

Mammut engineers have made something quite remarkable in the Magic High GTX in that the boot both excels in comfort and ankle flexibility. Its climbing performance is nothing to be scoffed at either. What the footwear makers may have overlooked in this gear is its sizing which might not be as precise for everyone. All in all, new and seasoned climbers alike have enough reason to get the Mammut Magic High GTX. They might have to size up, however, to get the best possible fit in it.

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  • The revamped Magic High GTX has its tongue, heel collar, and flex zone now imbued with elastic fabric, resulting in improved support and comfort for the wearer. This comfortable sense of security is bolstered by the Mammut heel strap cords, called Base Fit 2.1.
  • This boot made for mountaineering has an elastic Gore-Tex tongue which prevents bunching and makes on and off a more straightforward affair. Gore-Tex’s waterproofing technology is also engineered within the Magic High GTX’s main bootie to keep practically all things wet at bay.
  • Also part of this gear is the lining and padding system called Feet Map. It is responsible for preventing pressure points, making the interior less cold and minimizing perspiration.

A generally true-to-size, high-cut mountaineering boot for men and women is the Mammut Magic High GTX. It is offered in standard width in whole and half sizes. Its 3-zone lacing system, which includes the heel-locking Base-Fit 2.1 technology, enables mountaineers to adjust the volume of the boot to their preference, thereby achieving a personalized, supportive, and secure lockdown. Its Memo Foam collar, on the other hand, provides users a familiar fit with time.

Thanks to its Vibram Maton outsole, the Magic High GTX is capable of securing the wearer’s footing over terrain characterized by steepness and extreme ruggedness. Its ultra-rigid lugs form a tire-like geometry, offering enough slip resistance in almost every direction. The rather smooth forefoot and heel parts of this long-wearing layer aid in ascents and descents with extra traction.

Ground protection and stability over considerably rocky surfaces come by means of the boot’s heavy-duty midsole. It is engineered with a lightweight wedge made by combining PU, TPU, and poro for improved underfoot cushioning. It has a sturdy welt at the heel, making it fully compatible with hybrid (C2) crampons. A subcomponent called shank is also embedded within its confines, giving the boot extra stiffness underfoot for added arch support. What ups the comfort level of the gear, on the other hand, is the cushy footbed with which the Magic High GTX comes by default.

The Magic High GTX’s over-the-ankle upper (a.k.a Hybrid Shell) is comprised primarily of three different types of materials: velours leather, dropstop textile, and microfiber racing. This combination of light and sturdy materials grants the upper improved abrasion resistance and reduces the boot’s overall weight. There is also a rubber rand covering the lower region of the upper for extra protection against scuffs and scrapes.

The confines of this Mammut gear is built with two notable technologies—the waterproof Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner and the adjustable Memo Foam. The former leaves the boot breathable on the inside yet watertight on the outside, while the latter wraps the foot (shin, ankle, and instep) in a three-dimensional kind cushioning.

For fit personalization, the boot uses the 3-zone lacing system with Base Fit 2.1. Its to-toe construction is made up of synthetic laces and different eyelet types, from regular plated ones to D-rings and open hooks.

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How Magic High GTX compares

This shoe: 94
All shoes average: 91
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This shoe: £330
All shoes average: £460
£180 £1240
This shoe: 795g
All shoes average: 861g
530g 1531g
Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com