Lowa Vantage GTX Mid Climbing Boots Reviewed

Lowa is absolutely the heavyweight of mountaineering boots. The German firm makes extra mountaineering boots than some other firm on this planet. Their finest promoting mannequin is the Lowa Renegade however in the present day I’ll take a detailed have a look at a barely extra rugged mannequin: the Lowa Vantage GTX Mid in navy purple.

The Vantage falls within the “trekking” class of Lowa whereas the Renegade is of their “all terrain” class. Trekking boots are stiffer, present extra ankle assist and general safety.

The Lowa Vantage GTX Mid is obtainable for each women and men.

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Our assessment of this product
The professionals are:

  • Made in Europe by a legendary mountaineering firm
  • Good worth trekking boots (for Lowa)
  • Mild however very sturdy
The cons are:

  • Not as comfy because the Lowa Renegade


The higher is made out of cut up leather-based and abrasion-resistant Cordura. It’s not as easy as all nubuck leather-based however sturdiness will definitely not be an issue, these boots are robust!

Much like all mountaineering boots on this vary, the Lowa Vantage is Gore-Tex lined for waterproofing. It has a LOWA Trac® Lite II sole which was stiffer than the 4 different mountaineering boots examined (Lowa Renegade, Arc’teryx Bora² Mid GTX, Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX and Aku Alterra GTX).

The lacing system was nice with extra hooks for laces that are situated larger to for a safe match across the tongue.

The boot weighs 1.75 lbs (measurement 12) which is the heaviest boots together with the Aku Alterra on this comparative assessment.

Sizing & Consolation

I’ve medium to slender ft however actually like footwear with a big toe field. In that regard, the Lowa Vantage was a blended bag for me. The toe field is medium to small in contrast with the opposite boots I examined. Additionally, the Vantage doesn’t present numerous arch assist just like the Salomon Quest 4D which makes it really feel a bit large on the midfoot. However that minor quibble aside, these boots have been fairly comfy!

You’ll must be cautious about sizing although as they run small. I often put on 11.5 however needed to go together with 12 for the proper match. As with all footwear, we suggest shopping for 2 sizes and returning the dimensions that don’t match.

Assist & safety

The Lowa Vantage GTX Mid was the stiffest boot examined, the shut second was the Aku Alterra. It additionally leads the pack for toe safety. There’s no different solution to put it, these boots are made for rugged adventures!

Manufacturing nation & guarantee

The Vantage boot is made in Germany (very cool!) and comes with a typical 12-month guarantee.

Greatest use

Trails: The Lowa Vantage GTX is a critical pair of mountaineering boots. In case you principally do walks on massive trails, these are overkill and also you would possibly wish to search for the Lowa Renegade. Though versatile for correct trekking boots, they’re actually extra appropriate for intense hill mountaineering or multi-day hikes carrying a heavy load in your again.

Metropolis: These boots have been made for the nation however we all know numerous our clients additionally use them within the metropolis. The Vantage is mild in its class and that’s excellent news for metropolis of us. In case you just like the distinctive Lowa look and don’t thoughts the stiff sole, they will definitely work as an all-weather city boot.

Why purchase?

  • On the lookout for extra assist & safety than all-terrain boots such because the Lowa Renegade
  • As a result of Lowa is Lowa

This assessment is a part of our 2018 finest promoting mountaineering boot comparability which additionally contains the:

  • Arc’teryx Bora² Mid GTX
  • AKU Alterra GTX 
  • Lowa Renegade GTX Mid (assessment from 2016)
  • Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX (assessment from 2014)

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