For the experts of mountainous adventures.
The Lowa Men's Mountain Expert GTX Evo Boot has all the protective features you need for mixed climbing or heavy backpacking trips. Gore-Tex gives this boot guaranteed waterproof protection that's also highly breathable for your comfort, and the Insulate Pro fleece footbed has an aluminum coating to provide a surprising amount of warmth. The Flexfit-Synchro support ensures an easy ankle flex for a comfortably natural stride whether you're climbing up vertical faces or trekking up steep terrain, and the PU Expert midsole includes nylon shank for stability and a TPU plate that enhances rigidity for automatic crampon capability.
The Vibram Dolent sole features an alpine tread design that gives the Mountain Expert 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 C4 Tongue for a customizable, blister-free fit, and the Flex laces provide an even distribution of pressure for your comfort. Lowa's proprietary Climate control system perforates the lining to pump heat out and bring in a comfortable amount of airflow to keep your feet prime on the mountain.
- Gore-Tex waterproofing
- Split leather, Cordura, and microfiber upper
- X-lacing with Flex laces
- Climate control system (perforated lining)
- Insulate Pro fleece footbed with aluminum coating
- PU Expert midsole with full-length TPU plate
- 6mm nylon stabilizer
- Flexfit-Synchro support
- Vibram Dolent sole
- C4 Tongue
- Automatic crampon capability
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- Q & A
My Quiver of One Climbing boot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
This boot hits a nice middle point if you live somewhere that isn't crazy cold and want a boot that can do it all. I don't have the money to buy light summer mountain boots and another burly pair for ice climbs, so I went with these, and overall it's worked out.
I've used them for summer mountaineering adventures, easy day-long alpine rock routes, and 600 meter ice climbs. Two pairs of boots will be more comfortable on the approach in the summer and keep your feet toastier in the winter, but if you want to only buy one boot, this is a good way to go.
Also, after two seasons of heavy use, they still look almost new!
Also, the description of these says you can use them for backpacking - I wouldn't. If you're not climbing, a full-shank boot is just going to give you discomfort you don't need.
Are you going to stock any sizes other than 8 and 11???
Will Backcountry be carrying the women's model of this boot?
Unfortunately we don't have the Women's Mountain Expert Evo's on order.
Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!