Mammut markets the Trovat Guide High at “demanding leisure hikers”. However, the boot actually goes a little further than that, as not only does it carry a breathable, waterproof Gore-Tex membrane, but it’s stiff enough to fit a B1 crampon and thus is winter ready. That sits with the generally sturdy design, courtesy of a meaty rand, toothy Vibram sole and high ankle coverage. Despite all that build, the Trovat is superbly comfortable. Partly thanks to a generous dose of “memo foam” filling, partly an all-leather design, and partly the perfectly judged double heel straps which run above and below your heel bone, this is a boot that feels soft, hugging and luxurious, even after a full day on the fells. The lacing system keeps half of the eyes permanently hooked on and thus reduces faff without inhibiting entry or exit. The weight of 891g per boot (UK9) is towards the heavy end, and the price is fair given the build quality.
VERDICT: A very tough, superbly comfy and expertly built boot for year-round mountain adventures.
BEST FOR: Rough ground.
Review by Dan Aspel @mountainmeeple