A new version of the Mountain Trainer GTX, pictured above, is available from Salewa. We contacted the manufacturer and researched all the details of the new model, providing a comparison between the newer and older models of this boot below. The previous version is still available but will be phased out over the summer.
While the Mountain Trainer is one of the best options for alpine pursuits, you might find some other similar options more intriguing. The Arc'teryx Bora2 Mid is a burly leather boot with more comfort, despite weighing more, and also climbs rock well. For more all-around performance, the Salomon Quest 4D II GTX is difficult to beat and is our Editors' Choice award winner. For full descriptions and reviews of all twelve models we tested, check out our complete Men's Hiking Boot review.