Winning the "Light Hiking" category in the Gear of the Year awards, the Garmont Zenith Mid GTX was praised for its durability and breathability. "We tried to beat up and overwhelm this light-hiking boot," says Buyer's Guide Editor Sam Moulton. "But we failed. It's light and flexible enough for quick, mellower hikes, yet still sturdy enough for more serious adventures in more technical terrain." During extensive testing throughout late fall, Outside's testing staff raved about the Zenith Mid GTX's ability to perform in a broad variety of conditions. "It was the most breathable mid in our test, thanks to well-placed mesh panels," said the testing team. "The fit? Love at first step. Testers raved about the shapely heel cups, which kept feet in place, and smooth liners, which prevented hot spots." Products honored in Outside's Buyers Guide include many of the best designed and best performing gear available on the market today A mid cut hiking boot for serious adventures whether you're embarking on a multi-day expedition or an afternoon of urban exploration.
- Upper: Gore-Tex
- Sole: Vibram Morlin Hike outsole
- Weight: 568 gr.