Updates to Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme

  • The Hunter GTX Evo Extreme is an insulated and waterproof backpacking boot with an extra-high collar for more ankle support. Its nubuck leather upper is protected from most abrasive hazards with a full-on rubber rand.
  • It is engineered with the C4 tongue—a Lowa-exclusive tech. This kind of tongue improves the boot’s comfort level and reduces break-in time with its asymmetrical padding and soft upper edges. 
  • This footgear is resolable thanks to its cemented lasting board. When its Vibram Masai outsole gets beaten beyond effective use, it can be replaced with a new one at a cost. 

Size and fit

A high-cut backpacking boot with a fairly true-to-size fit is the Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme. It is specially built for men with regular feet. It is offered in standard lengths which include a number of half sizes.


The Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme lends users the ability to stay surefooted on different types of surfaces with the Vibram Masai outsole. It can produce grip in practically every direction thanks to its multi-shaped lugs. It has an undercut heel for skid resistance during descents. Its frontal region is known as the Climbing Zone, a feature that grants step precision—useful when tackling tricky ascents. 


A stabilizing platform that offers cushioning and shock protection at the same time is the boot’s DuraPU midsole with SPS system. It is embedded with TPU inserts, subcomponents that make up the SPS technology and that which prevent over-pronation and supination. It also features an insole called Hard Shank. It is a support piece designed for treks with light packs.

Bolstering the overall comfort level of the boot is the removable Climate Control Footbed. It is engineered to vaporize moisture with every step, conveniently keeping the user’s feet nice and dry for hours. 


Lowa’s Hunter GTX Evo Extreme has a nubuck leather upper that comes with a waterproof liner from Gore-Tex. Its thermal insulation is by Primaloft at 200 g. its high-wall rubber rand completely wraps its base portion, shielding the boot from practically all manners of destructive elements. 

The boot’s closure system is virtually predominated by metallic hardware. Besides its open hooks and closed loops, it features the I-Lock (a cam lace loop) which allows users to lace up with two different pressure settings. 


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