Lowa Renegade GTX mid hiking boots for women is an award winning (2014 OudoorGearLab Editors’ Choice award) and very popular hiking and backpacking model.
This is a lightweight but rugged model specifically designed for women but there is a version for men as well, see below. Both models, for women and men, share the same basic features.
From the video below you will realize that this model is the top-selling of Lowa’s boots, with half a million sold till March 2011; who knows what number it is now, 4 years later. This is a very versatile model for any activity regardless if this is hiking or walking in the rain in the city.
These boots are GoreTex technology, so completely waterproof and breathable. You have an Alpine lacing in place, with 7 metal eyelets, which fits a wide variety of foot volumes. Well-padded tongues are nicely designed to relieve the pressure while keeping out debris.
The midsole is polyurethane Monowrap frame construction which reduces the boot’s weight, improves its stability and absorbs shocks. Lugs on the sole are nicely done and provide a lot of traction, and the heel is of moderate size, only about 1/2 inches higher than the platform.
In the upper part, you have a water-repellent nubuck leather, Cordura nylon, ankle bands which offer great support for your feet, and comfort and flexibility.
Here is a video by Lowa about Renegade GTX mid hiking boots:
Summary of features and specifications
- Weight depends on the size: above 780 gr/pair.
- Height: over the ankle.
- Waterproof: yes.
- Lining: GORE-TEX waterproof breathable polyester membrane.
- Upper: nubuck leather.
- Midsole: polyurethane.
- Outsole: Vibram rubber.
- Ankle support: nylon shank.
- Heel: 1.5 in (3.8 cm).
- Platform: 1 in (2.65 cm).
User comments for these boots are very positive in general, comfortable to use right out of the box. Even people prone to getting blisters easily were doing great in these boots.
Reports also suggest that you do not need the usual break-in period.
Without exception you will also see the mark: fit true to the size.
The model for men
The Renegade model for men is practically the same and with a great variety of colors, 12 in total.
Comparison with other brands
Here I give a comparison table with boots from several other top brands:
Quest 4D GTX
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In this video below you will see a lady who is using them, and who is clearly very satisfied with these boots. She shows a few details about a proper lacing, at least for her feet, so have a look:
So to conclude, the Lowa Renegade GTX mid hiking boots for women and men are great boots, suitable for various activities. My general feeling about this item I express in the following way:
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