Garmont Vetta Hike GTX

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

Specs

Sole Construction proprietary construction
Membrane Gore-Tex

 

Men's Sizes Start 8
Men's Sizes End 14
Men's Weight 3 lbs, 1 oz

[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

For the nimble hiker who enjoys scrambling and off-trail experiences. If fast paced ascents and confident descents
are your normal trail routine, then this is the boot for you.