Down 'N Dirty: Lowa Renegade GTX® Mid Hiking Boots
92%Overall Score
Durability 100%
Versatility 90%
Comfort 90%
Features 90%
Value90%

If you spend a lot of time in hiking boots, you had better make sure they’re good ones — and  Lowa’s Renegade GTX® Mid Hiking Boots are some of the best. One of Lowa’s best-selling boot options, the Renegade features a durable leather exterior, waterproof GORE-TEX lining and a gripping VIBRAM® Evo sole, which makes these boots excellent for all seasons. Regardless of where my travels take me, these boots are a staple in my travel pack. They’re stylish enough to rock in casual settings, perform well in wet, dry, warm, and cold conditions, and are also versatile enough to be used for other rugged outdoor adventures — like snowshoeing, fishing, and exploring mountain towns. Hiking over uneven terrain is a breeze in these boots, thanks to the MONOWRAP® frame construction and mid-calf rise which provide top-notch support for the foot and ankle. This smart design paired with the climate controlling powers of the footbed make these boots comfortable and ideal for lengthy hikes and long days. Lowa’s Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boots come in both women’s and men’s sizes.

MSRP: $230  lowaboots.com

Pros: These shoes are incredibly durable and waterproof. I’ve been stuck hiking out of a canyon in Colorado during a springtime downpour, and my feet were never cold or wet. I packed my Renegades for a long trip through various parts of the providence of Quebec, and ended up using them for winter hiking, snowshoeing, dogsledding, and ice fishing adventures, and also sported them while exploring the city of Montreal instead of packing a separate pair of winter boots for the trip. Having a durable, comfortable and versatile pair of hiking boots saves space in a travel pack and keeps you prepped for whatever adventures might come your way during travel.

Cons: At $230 a pair, these boots lean towards the expensive side, but it’s money well spent for outdoor adventurers looking to make an investment in their footwear.  

Where We Took It: Dogsledding and snowshoeing in Quebec, hiking in Colorado’s wet spring conditions, winter camping in Canyonlands National Park…the list goes on.