Fortress Peak GTX


Fortress Peak GTX
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Fortress Peak GTX
Manufacturer North Face
Page By mrh
Page Type May 12, 2007 / May 12, 2007
Object ID 3174
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Product Description

The Fortress Peak GTX features a one-piece, full-leather Gore-Tex® boot suitable for three to five-day treks carrying loads of up to 50 lbs.
Approx Weight : * [1¼2 pair] 1 lb 8 oz (672 g) [pair] 2 lbs 15 oz (1344 g) *based on Men's 9


One-piece, full-leather Gore-Tex® boot suitable for three- to five-day treks carrying loads of up to 50 lbs.

UPPER Gore-Tex® waterproof, breathable membrane

2.0 - 2.2 mm waterproof nubuck leather upper

Seam-sealed construction

Molded rubber toe cap

Lateral medial support system

Northotic™ ergonomically designed, multi-density footbed with AgION™ antimicrobial footbed covering

Speed-lacing metal hardware with instep lace lock

Gusseted tongue BOTTOM Dual-density PU midsole

Heel X-2™ cushioning

TPU shank plate with articulated forefoot flex notches

Exclusive Vibram® outsole



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mrh - May 12, 2007 1:05 pm - Voted 5/5

Great Boot
They are a little stiff initially and will take some breaking in. I owned an earlier version of this boot from North Face and got about three good years of abuse out of them. My old pair are actually still good boots for short hikes or working around the garden, but they no longer offer the support or have the sole required for a longer more difficult trip. I found the new boot does not have quite as comfortable of a sole as the old version, but overall seems to be a slightly better boot. They are completely watertight and can get a bit warm on a hot day. I have yet to get a blister with them.

These boots are hard to run down unless you order off the internet. Several places in Spokane and Missoula that carry North Face goods, didn't carry this item. But I was able to find them in Missoula for $140. Most places that do have them charge around $150.

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