Warm, waterproof protection with technical features to match.
A women-specific last gives the Lowa Women's Weisshorn GTX Mountaineering Boot a dialed fit that adventurous women out on technical, mixed alpine routes need. Gore-Tex waterproofing and Duratherm insulation work together to keep your foot warm and dry while the fleece-lined, aluminum-coated Insulate Pro insole provides extra warmth. The Flexfit-Synchro support ensures an easy ankle flex for a comfortably natural stride on steep terrain, and the I-Core midsole includes a shock-absorbing PU wedge, a nylon shank for torsional rigidity, a carbon inlay for flexible stability, and a TPU chassis that enhances rigidity for automatic crampon capability.
The Vibram Dolent sole features an alpine tread design that gives the Weisshorn high-edging stability for precise footing, and a self-cleaning profile prevents debris build-up between the rubber lugs. This boot also features an X-lacing system that complements the removable inner tongue for a completely customizable fit, and the I-Lock clamp hooks ensure a quick and easy lace-up. Lowa built the upper out of split leather and Cordura for longevity, and microfiber for your comfort.
- Women-specific last
- Gore-Tex waterproofing
- Split leather, Cordura, and microfiber upper
- X-lacing with I-Lock
- Duratherm insulation
- Fleece-lined, alu-coated Insulate Pro insole
- I-Core midsole with TPU chassis and PU wedge
- Nylon shank
- FlexFit-Synchro support
- Vibram Dolent sole
- Automatic crampon capability
- Item #LOW000C
- Q & A
Lowa Weisshorn GTX Mountaineering Boot-W
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 37 (6.5 US)
When I bought my first pair of mountain boots I wanted to make sure they were secure, warm, comfortable, and quality. I also wanted women's specific boots because my feet are small, a women's 6.5, but definitely not narrow. I have Renault syndrome and so my toes get cold really easily and warmth is a huge factor. A lot of buyer guides suggest to buy your mountain boots a size too big. I thought that was too big of a difference, so I went with a half-size larger than I normally do.
I compared a few different brands with similar models. I compared the Lowa Weisshorn's to the Women's La Sportiva Glacier and the Asolo Gb+GV.
The La Sportiva's were too small even a half size larger than normal and fit too narrow for my feet. However in quality they were awesome, a nice thick rand around the whole boot, durable leather, easy to cinch up, and come with a removable tongue. However only a couple of the grommets on the Sportiva's matched the burliness of the grommets on the Weisshorn.
The Asolo 6b+GV were very comfortable and extremely light in comparison to the other boots. However imagining myself in frigid conditions and rough terrain, my feet automatically felt much less protected. They are made out of tough material, but the rand doesn't go all the way around the boot, they have many more seams (potential weak points), and felt less warm. They were very easy to put on and definitely the most comfortable boot I tried.
I tried the Weisshorn's a half-size larger than usual, but they were too long...but my usual size fit just right! I used them to climb Orizaba in Mexico and they were great! The climb on Orizaba was below zero, in the dark, and my feet stayed pretty comfortable. I wouldn't say warm, but definitely not cold. I had great control when kicking into the icy sections on the glacier, and the lacing system and removable tongue made the fit very comfortable.
I feel confident they will work well on similar endeavors!
What does "automatic" crampon compatibility mean? What crampons do you use these with or do you not need them at all?
I think what they are trying to say is that these will work with all kinds of crampons. The sole on these is stiff enough that you shouldn't have any issues with crampon compatibility as you might with boots that have a more flexible sole.
Is this UK or US womens sizing?