Mammut Mt. Trail XT GTX
Price Paid: $223
Mammut took over some of Raichle's products. This Mammut boot is identical to the Raichle boot by the same name.
The boots are manufactured in Romania and the sole detaches in a sort time in spite of good care and gentle use. I returned the boots to Mammut USA and they sent me a second pair of identical boots, also made in Romaina. The sole of the second pair detached in exactly the same place and in the same manner as the first pair. Mammut USA offered me yet another pair but I declined and they refunded the purchase price, after I had to insist.
I had to spend $150 on shipping to resolve the issue. Mammut USA refused to send the replacement boots to Canada and they had to be sent to a location in the USA and then onwards to Canada. The onward shipping cost $100. Initial return shipping cost $50. Mammut refused to cover any of the shipping costs.
I finally had to get past the person who was handling the matter in order to get decent treatment from his superior. I had to fight to get decent service.
They wanted me to again pay for shipping but finally agreed to pay for it.
No more Mammut for me and never from Romania.
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With durable full-grain leather and GORE-TEX(R) waterproof, breathable membranes, the Mammut Mt. Trail XT GTX Hiking Boots armor your feet for your rain-or-shine backpacking trips. Integrated motion control provides lateral support without restricting forward and rear flexibility. Durable, smooth full-grain leather stands up to regular use on rugged hiking trails and even the occasional alpine trek. Waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX(R) membranes keep your feet dry when you're hiking on muddy, wet trails. Patented Rolling Concept(R) construction promotes a natural rolling motion of the foot, while also providing great support and cushioning. Vibram(R) MT Traction soles ensure excellent grip on rocky trails. Cushioning foam around the tongues and ankles ensures comfort. Overstock.
The Mammut Mt. Trail XT GTX is the result of Raichle boot-building know how and Mammut's long tradition of innovation and quality craftsmanship. The full grain leather upper is super durable, and its Gore-Tex lining ensures that the elements stay out. Internal Motion Control makes sure your foot stays put, and leather-lined padding in the tongue and ankle ensure a lifetime of comfort. The carefully crafted last and Vibram MT-Traction sole balance perfectly between load-bearing rigidity and the flex needed for long mileage. The Mtn Trail XT GTX Features: Intensive cooperation with vibram has produced a sole design that offers a perfect combination of flexible and fixed studs. This guarantees perfect hold and stance in any terrain. This patented Mammut technology is an anatomically shaped heel cap which prevents the foot from twisting outwards by means of a reinforced interior. Handling - semi-visible or fully integrated. Premium quality foam cushioning which is worked into the instep, shin, and ankles of many Mammut models. The foam has excellent elasticity and returns to its original shape after being subject to intensive loads. Extremely thick full-grain leather with smooth finish on external grain side. This makes this kind of leather very robust.