Garmont Sitka XCR
Materials: nubuk, gore-tex, vibram
Use: light pack hiking/snowshoeing
Break-in Period: few days
Price Paid: $199.99 CAD
great boots so far! haven't really put them to the test though. purchased in the winter, so i've only used them snowshoeing on milder days and on a few day hikes this spring.
the fit is what catches my attention the most, the boots hug my feet very comfortably, and they react with my movements smoothly; natural walking form. i'm comparing them to my previous trail hikers, danner radical 452 gtx, which i've had for about 5-years and which have a more blunt sole and don't roll as naturally.
still need to take them out on some multi-day trips and see how they hold up over time. otherwise, very happy with the sitka.
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The Garmont Sitka XCR hiking boots are the combination of mobility and stability that anyone uncomfortable with the idea of over the ankle boots will appreciate. Aggressive, pack-stabilizing support without the heavy, stiff feeling of most other boots made for light-to-moderate trekking.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Garmont Men's Sitka XCR Boot (Fall 2010) DECENT FEATURES of the Garmont Men's Sitka XCR Boot Compression-molded EVA for light weight and fast paced flexibility Shock-absorption cell in the heel strike area provides maximum protection with minimum weight TPU plate for stability, supportive flex, and sidewall protection Semi-blocked heel and toe area. Forefoot lugs are rear facing for traction. Mid foot lugs are large and square cut for stability The SPECS Upper: 2.2 mm nubuk leather + suede Lining: Gore-Tex XCR Sole: Vibram New TSO Component Set: Vibram TSO Weight: 570 grams (1/2 pair size 8 1/2 US) Applications: Hiking and backpacking, Aggressive terrain day hikes, All weather hiking use
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The Garmont Sitka XCR is a mobile full leather midcut boot for speed and lightweight trail use.More stability and pack carrying capability than weight and comfort would suggest.Appeal to the reluctant above the ankle customer and those in need of pack stabilizing support but complaining about heavy, stiff boots.Aggressive outsole is at home on rugged trails.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Modern technology, materials and design aspire to give sport shoe weight and feel in footwear with traction, protection, and stability. Great for multi-day trips, or aggressice day adventures.Gore-Tex lined- Waterproof with enhanced breathability of "extended comfort range" Gore TexGarmont Exclusive Anatomically Directed Design - Extra room for your first toe allows your foot to balance and walk naturally, and it's comfortable!. Rubber Toe rand for durability.2.2mm Nubuk upper- Durable, easily conforming, brushed leather.TPU Spine- Great stability and durability to weight ratio. Midfoot wrap provides stability, forefoot plate flexes with the foot yet protects underfoot.Compression Molded EVA Midsole- Incredibly light weight with great cushioning. 'Bathtub' height supports upper and enhances stability without weight.Proprietary Garmont G7 TS Hike outsole- Great stability and traction. Self cleaning lugs.Boot height - 7 1/2" to top of cuff, medial side.Medium volume last with plenty of lace closure to accomodate various volume and arch heightsSuede heel counters on medial side resist scuffing.
- Campmor refers to the men's version