Lowa Renegade GTX MID
Editor: Cory McLaughlin
Just the Facts:
LOWA’s best selling style brings acclaimed trekking comfort fit to a multifunction construction using injected PU technology, MONOWRAP® frame construction for stability and underfoot comfort. Full length stabilizer and VIBRAM® Evo sole for sure-footed traction. Durably waterproof/breathable.
“It’s easy to see why Renegade is LOWA’s most popular boot; we appreciate the lighter, sleeker profile and loved the support.” – Gear Gold Award. Fish Alaska Magazine
- UPPER: Nubuck Leather
- LINING:Waterproof GORE-TEX®
- FOOTBED: Climate Control
- MIDSOLE:DuraPU® with MONOWRAP® Frame
- OUTSOLE: VIBRAM® Evo
- STABILIZER: Full-length, Stiff
- WEIGHT: 1110 grams
There is not much in life more frustrating than having the wrong footwear for the job. This shines ever so clearly as you travel through the outdoors. As a for instance you would not wear sandals to a snow skinning trip and not insulated rubber boots to a desert adventure. So choosing the correct footwear for the correct purpose is paramount if you are looking to stay comfortable and active in whatever activity you are about to undertake.
Lowa has a very large selection of versatile footwear that can cover you from the sandy beaches of San Diego to the granite peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Some are very purpose built for one use or another but there are plenty of options that are as versatile as your plans are. One such pair of boots are the Lowa Renegade GTX. These bad boys are Lowa’s bestselling boot worldwide and you will have no problem seeing why.
My wife and I both tested these boots during the summer Archery season and through the fall. You see I wanted to find a pair of boots that was not just for men. Fortunately for men we have more options than we know what to do with when it comes to boots. The options are significantly less for women and so after speaking with a Lowa Rep we decided on the Renegades for testing and review. Not to spoil the rest of the review but I am extremely happy with our choice.
My wife instantly fell in love with her boots. She said they are as comfortable as her regular tennis shoes. I had very similar feelings as we both walked around our house and up and down our stairs. I was an instant fan. The real test was yet to come as archery season was still a week away.
The door on the truck clicked closed and we began our accent of the hill that leads to our tree stand. We had made this journey several times before this day as we had to prepare the stand and check trail camera pictures. This day would mark the 10 mile mark on our Renegade GTX boots. It was a hot and dusty day and I was happy to have a lightweight boot. They proved to be a solid companion while sitting in the tree stand.
The Renegade GTX has a fantastic Vibram sole that provides excellent traction. The Vibram sole is a proven staple on Lowa boots and is as durable as they come. The sole transitions into the midsole with is comprised of DuraPU® with MONOWRAP® Frame. This ensures that you will have the comfort and stability that you need while climbing over obstacles and uneven terrain. The Nubuck leather outer and Goretex liner insure that your feet are protected and dry in wet conditions. All in all it is a very well put together boot.
I wore my renegades exclusively through the October deer season as my brother and I tried to find a buck for my daughter to shoot. He is a picture we took during a sunny afternoon in the field. You might notice my brother is wearing the Lowa Tibet GTX HI boots that we reviewed earlier this year. Find that review here: http://staging2.ireviewgear.com/boots/lowa-tibet-gtx-hi-best-hunting-boot-review/
I also used my boots for work. While doing some construction work I wore my Renegades in both sunny weather and nasty thunders storms. I found them to be comfortable as I walked through wet grass and mud and remain so as the sun came out again. I was on my feet for 10 hours a day and never felt a bit of moisture leak through. My feet were comfortable and dry and I can’t ask for much more than that.
My wife and I have walked the dogs, hunted, hiked, and worked in our Low Renegade GTX boots and we both feel that they are an absolutely amazing product from an equally amazing company. I am sure that we have many more adventures to undertake with Renegades on our feet. Below is a picture of the buck my wife was able to harvest on the first night in our stand.
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What can be done better?
I cannot find a single thing that I would change with this boot. For once I even felt like the insoles were comfortable the water proofing seemed to hold up and they are well made. If you are looking for a versatile hiking boot that is going to keep you on the move you have found it with the Lowa Renegade GTX MID