Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Review
|Brand and Model||Lowa Renegade GTX Mid|
|Pros||Very comfortable and Stable|
|Cons||Not Long Lasting|
|Boot Type||Midweight Hiker|
1Lowa Renegade GTX Mid Overview
As the relationship between every foot and boot is unique and specific, the act of choosing the suitable boot, to explore the great backcountry, could be a big mission.
The Renegade GTX is the main model for Lowa, which had over ninety years of design and manufacturing experience.
In fact, this boot is comfortable, multi-functional, relatively light, available in several colors, and good choice for thru-hiking and day hiking.
Below we break down the Lowa Renegade’s comfort, fit, sizing, weight, durability, traction, and more.
2Comfort, Fit and Sizing
During a multi-day backpacking trip, the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid proved to be comfortable straight away. Indeed, the foam insole feels nice underfoot with a quite sunken heel bed, while the tailored leather upper is more form fitting on the foot than others.
Furthermore, the midsoles offer sufficient isolation from the trail even with lots of hiking over rocky area. Besides, the ankle collar is both padded and supportive during the movement.
Finally, the lacing system is well distributed, even though the middle locking eyelet is small and hard to get.
In terms of sizing, the Renegade Mid sizes range from 7.5 to 15 in men’s and 5.5 to 11 in women’s with an excellent fit.
3Weight, Durability and Stability
With 2 pounds 10 ounces in a men’s size 9, the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boots may be a little heavier than lightweight boots, but it undercuts much of its midweight competition like the The Renegade GTX Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX.
The Renegade Mid is built from Nubuck leather and Vibram Evo sole technology, but these features don’t mean that the Renegade has the toughest build within the midweight market.
Stability and support is one of the main arguments to consider when valuate a hiking boot performances. So, The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boots come with Monowrap Frame midsole which provide good lateral support and excellent stability.
Upgrading to a quality boot means getting great traction, and the Renegade takes in consideration this criteria. Indeed, the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid uses Vibram Technology for their outsoles to exceed wet and dry trails well; it was great in the mud, gravel, and scree.
The Renegade boot comes with Gore-tex liner along with a solid Nubuck leather upper and water repellant coating. As a result the Renegade has a strong waterproof design keeping feet always stayed dry in these boots.
Due to leather covering design and the lining, the Renegade stay cool and breathable without moisture. It wouldn’t be hot on the trail even on plenty of sun exposure.
7Pros and Cons
- Very comfortable
- Stable and trusted on different trails
- Available in a big range of sizes
- The boot life isn’t long lasting
- Lacing system
Whether walking in the woods with your family or hiking with backpacks, the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid hiking boot would be a nice choice.