The Garmont Vetta Lite GTX weighs 1252g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; suede and synthetic upper; laces extend to toe for precise fit; neat toe profile
and mid-cut ankle cuff are ideal for climbing. But outsole not ideal in mud as very shallow lugs; no heel breast; not as stiff as some scrambling via ferrata footwear.
Verdict: The Garmont Vetta Lite GTX is ideal for via ferrata and scrambling, but others are better for hill-walking.
First published in Trail magazine May 2009