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Backpacker Magazine – July/August 2013

Gear Review: Garmont Croda GTX/Syncro GTX Boot

An all-terrain boot that's supportive enough for big-load backpacking.

by: Dan Larson

Garmont Croda GTX/Syncro GTX (Photo by Ben Fullerton)
Garmont Croda GTX/Syncro GTX (Photo by Ben Fullerton)
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[heavy-duty support]
If you need an ATV of a boot that’s supportive enough for big-load backpacking or mountaineering, the Croda (Syncro is the women’s) is your ride. “When I hiked the North Fork Quinault River Trail in Washington, the Croda bulldozed through river crossings, branches, mud, and snow,” says one tester. The cut is the highest in the test, and the midsole is rigid and thick. Break-in required. $215; 3 lbs. 3 oz.; 8-14; Syncro GTX: $235; 2 lbs. 9 oz. (7); 6-11; garmontusa.com

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