Garmont Syncro Plus GTX
Use: tramping - weekend, rough terrain
Break-in Period: couple of weeks around the neighbourhood
Price Paid: 399
While I rate the boot very highly, I was disappointed that, on putting them on the morning of the second day of the tramp I noticed that one eye had broken.
The performance of the boot was great. Very comfortable and was easy to break in before the first tramp. The supplier was very apologetic and has offered to repair under the warranty.
Needless to say that, after spending so much money on what was reputed to an excellent tramping boot, I was rather disappointed. It would however, not put me off recommending this boot to others.
Use: Everyday, everything
Break-in Period: None
Price Paid: $109
This is only one of two boots I have ever given a 5 out of 5 to. The other was a pair of Asolos that I bought about 15 years ago.
I wear hiking boots every day at home and work as a computer professional working at multiple facilities, up and down stairs carrying large monitors or PCs and most of the time 2 stairs at a time.
Here is what I love about the Garmonts: they fit like a boot should, no heel slip, great ankle support, great arch support and flex in exactly the right places. I wear them through a lot of crap weather and conditions. For a medium duty boot, they are extremely quiet which helps greatly when I am going up and down stairs that may be next to patient rooms.
In short, I have beat the crap out of these for about 6 months and they look and feel brand new yet and there was no break in period. Now I'm looking for a couple of pairs that I can put away so I don't find the model discontinued when I need to replace these in 4 or 5 years.
Materials: all leather Gore-tex
Use: one night over-nighters, mid-weight pack
Break-in Period: 2 hikes
Weight: very light for what you get
Price Paid: $200
These boots are great for single day hikes or just one night over-nighters. They don't take long to break in but they don't pack out or loose padding very fast. Completely waterproof mid range warmth, but with good wool socks are plenty warm for hiking in snow at around 20-30 degrees. Overall excellent traction and good tread life.
Where to Buy
The Garmont Syncro Plus GTX is not available from the stores we monitor.
You may want to check pricing and availability directly at these Garmont retailers:
You may be able to find it new or used at one of these sites:
Retailers: Do you sell this product? List your site here.
Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . Garmont Syncro Plus hiking boots have a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane, high quality leather upper and a genuine Vibram(R) outsole. Available Colors: DARK BROWN. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 14.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
Pairing full-grain leather with dependable waterproof protection, Garmont created the attractive, super-tough Syncro Plus GTX boots. Crafted with durable leather uppers, these boots protect your feet from sweat and precip with GORE-TEX inserts and rubber toe bumpers while burly, chevron lugged Vibram outsoles ensure traction.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
An industrial-strength semitraditional trekker, the Garmont Syncro Plus GTX fights foul weather with Gore-Tex and a top-grain leather upper.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Industrial strength semi-traditionalist trekker. Foul weather fighter with Gore-Tex, top grain leather and few seams, all protected by a rugged toe bumper. Stiffer insole.Upper: 2.2 mm Top Grain LeatherLining: Gore-Tex SierraStructure: GSA Polyurethane SystemSole: Vibram Ground ControlGarmont Shock Absorption: Compression Molded PolyurethaneWeight: 720 grams (1.59 pounds) for 1/2 pr size 8.5.
- Campmor refers to the men's version