Mammut Monolith GTX
Light, precise Goretex and leather boot for hillwalking,…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: €279 Cork Ireland
Light, precise Goretex and leather boot for hillwalking, scrambling, and crampon use in easy summer alpine or Scottish winter.
- Light but supportive
- Stiff sole with slight flex at toe and good rocker = comfortable for walking and good for scrambling
- Precise lacing and narrow fit at ankles/heels
- Stock insole not great
- Some rubbing due to high ankle cuff — sorted by playing around with lacing tension & pattern
I bought these as replacements for a venerable pair of Meindl Nepal Pros as my "do-everything" boot for hillwalking in Ireland, Scottish winter walks, and moderate snow/ice/mixed climbing. They will take strap-on or hybrid (toe basket and clip heel) crampons.
I was initially considering the newer Meindl Himalaya and tried these on as a alternative, as Mammut have a reputation for a narrow fit at the ankle, which I need. The fit and comfort were noticable, as was the markedly lighter weight compared to my old boots. Despite their stiff sole, the pronounced rocker in the sole gives a very easy, natural stride when walking.
Other than removing the stock insoles and putting in my Black Superfeet, I wore these straight out of the box on what ended up as a 22km hike, which may not have been the best approach to breaking the boots in!
Apart from a little playing around with the lacing en-route to lock down my heels and eliminate an annoying rubbing by the left ankle cuff, I had no issues with comfort on their maiden voyage, albeit the terrain was reasonably gentle (mainly boggy tracks and rough mountain paths). No blisters or hot spots at all, which was great.
The sole had good grip on wet and greasy rock and the boots felt very nimble when climbing or descending rocky sections.
Looking forward now to giving them an outing on more testing terrain, but the omens are good.
As a fabric and leather hybrid boot I doubt they will last as long as my old Meindls though. They also would not be warm enough for winter alpine or high altitude.
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Manufacturer's Description refers to the men's version
This light, crampon-compatible alpine and trekking boot offers an advanced level of comfort. Fashioned from abrasion-resistant velours leather and Dropstop textile, the Monolith GTX is both flexible and benefits from strong lateral support thanks to the Mammut Motion Control technology. The cushioning Hybrid Shell provides support exactly where it’s needed. The patented Mammut Base Fit technology uses free-sliding bands to transfer the force of the lacing to the sole.
The asymmetric lacing adapts to the anatomy of the foot and boosts the pressure on the big toe for precision footwork. Rounding out this full-featured boot are a waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear membrane, an exclusively developed high-grip vibram Maton sole and a fully adjustable 3 Zone lacing system.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Mammut's Monolith GTX Boot welcomes the approach, the descent, and every punishing step in between. This versatile adventure footwear weathers surprise squalls on class IV granite scrambles, and welcomes the challenge of vertical ice. Don't overspecialize with multiple expensive pairs of boots when you can use one go-to pair of workhorse alpine boots geared for high adventure.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
The Monolith GTX is a mountaineer's best friend. Mammut's hybrid design puts hard protective materials in the upper only where they are necessary meaning that you have a flexible boot that can form to your foot for a better fit. The Vibram sole has a nylon and fiberglass wedge for increased stiffness which strikes the perfect balance between walkability and crampon compatability. An insulated GORE-TEX liner keeps you warm and dry no matter what the mountain throws at you.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
Description of Mammut Monolith GTX Mountaineering BootsThe new lightweight mountain and trekking shoe is considered very comfortable and soft in its class. The shoe made from abrasion resistant velour leather and Dropstop textile is crampon compatible, provides great flexibility and has strong lateral support, thanks to Mammut Motion Control. Cushioning Hybrid Shell supports exactly and only where necessary. Asymmetric lacing takes the anatomy of the foot into consideration and means more pressure and precision on your big toes. The waterproof Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Footwear membrane, the very grippy Vibram Teton sole, the situationally-individually adjustable 3 Zone Lacing system complete this quality shoe.FeaturesStrap-on crampons compatible 3 Zone Lacing Hybrid-Shell Motion Control Ortholite Footbed Sole Footwear vibram Mulaz sole, Poro wedge Fabric leather 1 Velours Leather Fabric textile Textile Lining GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear Weight in g 1585g Size UK 8.5
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
The Mammut Monolith Climbing Boot is the merger of Raichle's Swiss boot construction and Mammut's cutting edge technology. The lightweight mountain and trekking boot is made from abrasion resistant velour leather and Dropstop textile is crampon compatible, provides great flexibility and has strong lateral support, thanks to Mammut® Motion Control. A cushioning hybrid shell supports your foot only where necessary. Asymmetric lacing takes the anatomy of the foot into consideration and means more pressure and precision on your big toes. Closeout, limited to stock on hand. The Monolith features: A waterproof Gore-Tex® Performance Comfort Footwear membrane to keep your feet dry. A very grippy Vibram® Teton sole provides traction on alpine approaches. Adjustable 3 Zone Lacing system for custom fit. Weight: 1585g (8.5 UK)
- OMCgear refers to the men's version