Lowa Renegade GTX Hiking Boot

Score

  • Comfort – 9/10
  • Stability – 9/10
  • Traction – 9/10
  • Durability – 9/10

Just like the Salomon Quest 4D, the Renegade hits the bull’s eye on all metrics. It’s super comfortable thanks to the insole and the soft cut upper material. Your feet will feel relaxed even after a long hike. (Although the lacing system is a bit disappointing)

Next, it has the highest ankle collar. what does that mean to you? Well this gives your unmatched ankle stability. Even if you’re going downhill, the chance of a sprained ankle is close to zero. A high ankle collar also means you don’t have to worry about exposed sharp stones getting in your way.

After all, the traction is also top notch. The Renegade’s Vibram sole captures all types of terrain like a complete monster.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • The combination of a foamy insole and tailored upper give you a snug fit. (This bad boy seems comfortable both uphill and downhill)
  • With the highest ankle collar, the stability provided by Renegade is second to none
  • The full-length shank and sturdy midsole support your feet on both muddy and rocky terrain
  • It is a complete all-rounder when it comes to traction. (Grips dry, muddy or snowy trail equally well)

WHAT WE DISLIKED

  • Due to a lot of seams, the upper is prone to damage
  • The higher price tag reduces its overall value among hikers

Bottom Line

Are you looking for the ultimate pair that can be used for both a short hike and a long backpacking trip? The Lowa Renegade GTX with its low weight and solid support fits into this category.