Camino GTX Flex Backpacking Boot
Designed for long-distance treks and brutal thru-hikes with a lightweight pack, the Lowa Men's Camino GTX Freeflex Backpacking Boot helps you log miles as effortlessly and easily as possible. Lighter-weight soles, slimmed-down shanks, and FreeFlex forefoot pivoting technology give you the comfort you need to bang out big days.
- Backpacking boot that balances stability and flexibility
- Gore-Tex waterproof, breathable membrane keeps you dry
- Nubuck leather upper stands up to tough use on trail
- Vibram App Trail outsole delivers excellent traction
- FreeFlex design improves flex in the forefoot for greater comfort
- Comfortable PU midsole takes the bite out of gnarly trails
- A heel stabilizer and forefoot shank enhance stability
- Balance footbed cradles your foot for an extra degree of cushion
- Item #LOW0131
What do you think about this product?
November 9, 2019
Fits like a glove
Perfect fit right out of the box. Usually go with a wide, but the not available. No issues with the normal width. Still plenty of room in the toe box. Discounted from retail, plus another 20% off. What a deal!!!
February 18, 2019
These are being used as work boots at a site which is one mile from end to end. The insoles were removed in order to add Superfeet orthotic insoles, though the included insole seems great my husband's feet require extra support. The site requires a lot of walking on concrete as well as uneven ground. My husband wanted something lighter than his regular steel toes and geared more towards walking. He was surprised how much support these offer the ankle and yet how flexible the toe is which is great for kneeling and crouching and ladders. They are waterproof and warm in the snow. They are warmer than he would like indoors, but not to the point of being uncomfortable. His feet no longer hurt every day after a ten hour workday. These absorb noticeably more shock going up and down stairs than any footwear he's owned. He loves these and they seem like they should wear well. Price is the only downside for these.
September 28, 2018
Incredible boot w/ a sick lacing system!
Man, these boots are awesome! I first heard about these Lowa boots when I found out that they are made in the US, instead of oftentimes other boots that are made overseas and with that can have issues such as defects, and the longevity of them. So, I knew I had to try on a pair. Once I got them fitted, I was sold. The lacing system on the boots are incredibly unique and allows you to really tighten them down when you are doing some serious trekking. The soles of the boots are also awesome and allow for you to get the maximum grip. I highly recommend these boots to anyone who is interested.
February 21, 2018
Wow, nice, nice, boot!
I actually just got these in the mail 15 minutes ago, unwrapped them and tried them on. They are comfortable right out of the box. They're actually replacing a pair of Garmonts that i bought 13 years ago (after climbing Mt Washington for the first time with old Timberlands- what did i know?). Heck, im a cyclist, but im getting into the climbing scene after doing Mt Washington again, this time with my 13 and 10 year old boys last summer. I did get them a half size up in 11.5 US. Im glad that I did. Great sole, but they feel a little loose around the ankle... i just threw them on for a second. I guess that I just need to tighten up more. Anyway, these boots will be climbing Mt Hood in July 2018. Im pretty confident that they were a good buy...
November 13, 2017
I’m on my second pair of these, I had to exchange the first when they started leaking after maybe 40 trail miles. I did next to no break-in on them, bought them on a Sunday and wore them on 2 short hikes totaling maybe 4 miles then wore them up Mt Monroe NH that Saturday. Absolutely no problems whatsoever, they stuck to rock like Velcro on the way up and even in the rain on the descent they had better traction than I expected. When I got the second pair I wore them casually to work twice then on Friday wore them up Mt Chocorua NH (a longer, more rocky hike than Monroe, with more elevation gain.) They gripped the rocks very securely in 20F temps, even when there was loose granular snow on them. The ankle support is outstanding, they fit my feet like they were custom-made to fit, cradling them evenly all around. I use them with Sole medium thickness cork footbeds and they don’t lift my heels out of the pockets. The only caution I have about them is the ball bearing lower eyelets are easy to overtighten, so take it easy at first.
September 14, 2017
One of the best boots around
Got these last spring there was very little break in for me anyway been using them for mountain hikes this summer have about 80 mi on them so far with about 75% in the rocks including 3 14ers in co. Still look great Never going back to anything else for boots there great!
December 19, 2016
These boots are fantastic they seem to be built very well. I've only done a couple miles in them, but so far so good. I would definitely purchase them again.
August 4, 2016
Sizing is off
Ordered a mens 13. Size is more like a 15. Not even close. Lacing system seems nice. These boots also have a heavy/stiff feel and assuming some substantial break-in needed. Will need to return.
March 10, 2014
Great boots for backpacking
These books are great for carrying a heavy load. They are very comfortable and will give you a lot of support. I have taken these boots on trips where I have carried more than I usually will and my feet were not the first things to start hurting. In fact at the end of the hike my feet were fine. The lacing system is great. It keeps the boot as tight as you want it and it won't loosen throughout the day.
December 25, 2013
For me, the best feature of these boots are the ball bearings in the hooks of the lower lace loops. The ball bearings allow the lower part of the lace system to be snugged up as needed to fit your individual foot. For people with low volume feet, this is critical. With the forefoot lace control, I'm able to more effectively keep my toes from ramming into the front of the boot on long/steep descents. No big hikes yet, so I'll update as I obtain additional experience with these boots. I usually wear a size 11.5, but the size 12 fits perfectly for me.
May 15, 2013
Lowa Camino GTX Freeflex Backpacking
September 12, 2012
Camino GTX: Happy Camper
Fist off I should say that I am a GORE MOUNTAIN TECH member. Second I will say that I am a fan of the Camino GTX. For one they break in easily, I went on an 8 mile hike the first day I tried the Camino GTX and no blisters resulted. On the fifth use, I did a 9.5 hour ascent of the Matterhorn in the Sierra. 5000 feet of elevation gain, 15 miles, scree, and boulder hopping, still no blisters and generally happy feet. The boots are well crafted and of high quality material.The lacing system really allows you to crank the boots down and get a snug fit. They offer a lot of support through the ankle, and hold the foot nicely. I'd say I have an average to slightly wide foot, and had no problem with normal sizing., The tread seems as good as any boot I've tried, and worked well for boot-skiing down sandy slides, 2nd class technical climbing, and gripping scree and boulders alike. These are more of a trekking/backpacking boot, less of a day hike boot, but if you have bad ankles or like a beefy boot even for a day hike, I'd recommend these. A s a person with no lack of perspiration when it comes to feet, The GORE-Tex addition in this boot did exactly what it was supposed to: help to keep my feet much cooler and much dryer than if it were made of strait up leather. The one issue I had was related to bone-spurs and the lacing system. I found that I feel a strong pressure/soreness around my ankle (where the metal of the lacing system is) after about 8-10 miles of hiking. If you get creative with the lacing this can be avoided, and may just be my personal issue. Overall, I think backpackers, trekkers, and people who like a lot of ankle support will be very pleased with this boot. A sturdy go-to for the hearty hiker-
July 12, 2012
Harvard/Colombia Day hike
These are real good boots. I've had them for several months now and put quite a few miles into them, though just recently gave them their first baptism by fire at altitude. After getting turned around in fog a couple times and hiding from some lightning, I turned the fifteen mile 14er hike Colombia/Harvard into a 15 hour/20 mile slog fest through skree, mud, talus, streams, boulders and grass. They withstood a solid pounding and kept my feet dry throughout the whole hike. The vibram soles grip extremely well, even on loose/wet talus, Towards the end of the hike, the narrow toe cage had screwed my feet up; I attribute this to having yet to fully break in the boot (I'd put at least 30 miles into them but not on that type of terrain). Excited to get it back on and hit some more dirt.
May 24, 2012
These are excellent boots. Lowa makes nice boots, and these are no exception. Unfortunately, they are too narrow in the forefoot area for me. The construction is top notch and the modern lace design really works. There is no pinching from the laces while walking downhill. The boot holds your foot very well. My feet are a little wider than average and the boot is a little narrower than some of lowas other boots (in my experience). These would be great trekking boots for someone with a average or narrow forefoot.
February 18, 2019
What size of the shoe width ?? Medium or wide ??
February 22, 2019
Hi Wang, these are regular width boots.
June 26, 2015
How does the fit compare to the Renegades? I found the Renegades too wide and high volume, especially through the heel.
July 23, 2015
Even though the Caminos weigh more, I still prefer the fit over my Renegades. The lacing system provides excellent fit customization and doesn't loosen up during the day -- a problem with the Renegade. The heel feels more snug. I love these boots.
January 7, 2014
Will size 11.5 be available soon?
Will size 11.5 be available soon?
January 8, 2014
Michael, Unfortunately is doesn't look like we have the 11.5 on order. Jared D. Gearhead 800.409.4502 ext 4055
June 19, 2013
Do these shoes run true to size, or do...
Do these shoes run true to size, or do they run large? Thanks.
June 20, 2013
Hey Thomas P, Thanks for the question. It will depend upon your foot size as the widths/lengths of both your feet are most likely a bit different. However, the Lowa Camino GTX Freeflex Backpacking Boot will fit around normal to slightly smaller length and width wise. If you are a bit wider than normal (above a brannock D-width) or wear really thick socks, go 1/2 size up.
May 16, 2013
Anyone know the difference between the...
Anyone know the difference between the Camino's and that Catalan's?
May 21, 2013
Hope this points you in the right direction: Camino and Catalans http://www.lowaboots.com/catalog/ShowBoot.cfm?StockNum=2106440920&Category=6&Type=M http://www.lowaboots.com/catalog/ShowBoot.cfm?StockNum=2106464551&Category=6&Type=M
May 23, 2013
that doesn't help, I've already been there and the descriptions are exactly the same.