Montrail Torre GTX
Lightweight and breathable because of the Gore-tex…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Bought on sale under $100
Lightweight and breathable because of the Gore-tex materials, but extremely tough. I've taken these boots through every terrain and temperature. I've climbed up to volcanic glaciers, trekked through the rainforest, hiked through the outback and survived monsoons all in pretty easy comfort. They've only just started to show wear in four years after a construction project landed them sole-deep in concrete.
I'd say the Torre is a multitasked boot that can save packing space and weight. I use it as my rain boot, hiking boot, and snow boot too. I would recommend it for adventurers who plan on experiencing a lot of different activities or who aren't sure what they'll come across or do.
- Sturdy construction
- Takes some adjusting
- Kind of clunky
- Inflexible around the ankles
The Torres fit pretty nicely although it took me some adjustment. The materials don't make for a very flexible fit, especially around the ankles, and the Gore-tex doesn't really adjust for your feet at all. I often work around this by leaving the collar untied so my ankle can move around better. I tie all the way up when I plan on some serious hiking though, as the support helps me with steep inclines.
High and thick socks are a definite must. Again, because of the material there isn't much grace for an out-of-line toe or misfitted heel. Getting the right size and trying some on before should minimize the trouble but, especially at the start, I couldn't wear the boots without some thermals.
I have never had a problem keeping the elements out of my boot, or keeping heat/temperature in. Unless I have the collar untied, no dirt, damp or snow can get in.
I really appreciate how consistent the Torres traction has been, be it sand, soil, rocks, snow, I've never felt like I had a problem with traction, except for maybe wet mossy rocks.
The construction and durability has been fantastic. I've had the boots for four years, taken them all through Ecuador's volcanoes and cliffs in the winter, the Amazon, backpacking though Europe, hiking through the Appalachian Trail and camping in the Adirondacks in the summer, walking the width of Ireland in the fall-winter, and trekking from Adelaide to Darwin in Australia in the winter.
Very comfortable boot right out of the box. However,…
Materials: leather and gore-tex
Use: day hikes
Break-in Period: very short
Weight: don't make me guess
Very comfortable boot right out of the box. However, within a year of purchase the interior liner started to separate in the area of the toe box. It was like wearing a sock with wrinkles you couldn't get out. Rendered the boot worthless.
In light of this, I wouldn't buy another pair of Montrails.
All Torre GTX versions
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Whether you're bagging fourteeners or backpacking to your favorite lake in the Wind Rivers, The Women's Montrail Torre Backpacking Boot is in it for the long haul. The Torre Boot is burly yet comfortable to keep your journey free from foot pain. This Montrail boot's seam-free heel lining and molded foam heel pocket ensure a proper fit so you don't have to worry about sloppy-fitting boots when you're roping up on Wall Street. The heel yoke of the Torre hiker is attached to the lacing system so you can dial your boot's fit for the ascent or descent, and the waterproof Gore-Tex lining blocks moisture and breathes like mad to keep your feet comfortable and dry if you're crossing streams or hiking in hotter temperatures.
- Backcountry Outlet
Montrail's Torre GTX Hiking Boot is what you need when the situation calls for an all-around, all-weather hiking boot for handling slush, snow, heat, and scree. A steel shank and Vibram Supertrek rubber outsoles protect your feet while the tall, durable leather uppers with GORE-TEX lining simultaneously protect your ankles while providing them with excellent breathability.
- Mountain Gear
For backpacking on challenging terrain, carrying heavy loads, or for those who want more support for day hikes, the Torre GTX from Montrail is a solid performer. On-Line Exclusive! Not available in stores.
Don't let this sleek look of this hiking boot fool you, the Montrail Torre GTX Hiking Boot for Women is a best-selling performance hiking boot with a look that won't be out of place around town. Built with a lugged Vibram Super Trek outsole, reinforced heel and toe, and a leather upper, and a GORE-TEX bootie, your feet with stay dry in the sloppiest of conditions and comfortable even during the middle of summer.A full steel shank gives the Torre GTX the stability you desire on challenging terrain, across snow fields and when carrying a heavy load, but the Integrafit ensures your feet will be cushioned and comfortable even on a day hike.Vibram super trek rubber outsole for great traction and durabilityRubber reinforced heel and toePremium leather upper with suspended tongue constructionGORE-TEX bootie lining keeps feet dry and comfortable in a variety of conditonsInjected lasting board with steel shank provides great support and comfortable flex while carrying heavy loads.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Women's Torre GTX Boot (Fall 2009) Women's Torre GTX Boot by Montrail Features: Width-specific lasts for various foot volumes Molded foam hell pocket Seam-free heel lining Best-selling fit of the Torre GTX Classic All-leather comfort Heel yoke attached to lacing for precise tension Easily adjustable for uphill and downhill hiking Time-tested construction Reliably waterproof with GORE-TEX Extra abrasion resistance built in