The Bear wrote a review of Lowa Banff Pro Backpacking Boot - Men's on July 31, 2003
Let me preface this review by saying that I am not in the sports apparel or boot business. Neither is anyone in my family. I am an attorney of long standing; and quite discerning in my purchasing of anything. And, I am generally loathe to praise a company for doing that which it is supposed to be doing; e.g. making a quality product and even coming close to the "puffing language" found in their advertising. This, therefore, is a rare occasion. I recently went looking for a comfortable hiking boot with the support I wanted. I wanted the support, but they had to be the kind of boot that still felt good after a long days hike. I am so very happy to say that I found MORE than what I was looking for in the Lowa Scout. It is absolutely a fantastic boot. It provides the support I need in heavy rock, yet is so comfortable that I often wear it around town on a Saturday while I am running errands in the city. I find myself reaching for my Scouts more and more often. I can only give Lowa my highest praises. (As a matter of fact, I like them so much, I'm seriously considering buying "a pair for church" and one for "work" -- as they used to say "down on the farm". Whoever designed these boots was really thinking. Goodbye Vasque (what @#%*! happened their boot sizing?? Will they go the way of Gerry??); hello Lowa. My hat is off to you all at Lowa. Well done! Very well done, indeed!