Our verdict


The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid rugged style masks its comfortable feel and lightweight design. Outdoor lovers are also impressed with the boot’s traction and ankle support. That being said, this Lowa product received negative remarks for its subpar build quality.


  • Comfortable hiking shoe
  • Lightweight
  • Short break-in time
  • Excellent ankle support
  • Waterproof
  • Excellent grip
  • Breathable


  • Poor build quality
  • Expensive price tag
  • Doesn’t offer much in terms of torsional stability

Who should buy the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid

If comfort and lightness on the trail are vital requirements in getting a new backpacking boot, then the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid is a piece of gear to consider. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a mid-cut boot that is designed with an emphasis on comfort and support for adventurous backpackers.
  • Prefer a boot that provides water protection and breathability.
  • Prefer a boot that grants lightweight lateral stability. 

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid logo

Deliver sure-footed traction

Lowa’s Renegade GTX Mid uses a Vibram Evo outsole to deliver sure-footed traction on challenging terrain and slippery surfaces. It’s made of a soft rubber compound that enhances cushioning and comfort on each stride. 

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid outsole

Slip-resistant on different kinds of ground conditions

The outsole’s aggressive lug pattern makes the footwear slip-resistant in different kinds of ground conditions. It also features grooves in its heel and forefoot zones giving its wearers better ascent and descent control. In addition, the outsole’s heel is slightly raised for braking purposes in downhill conditions.

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid outsole 1.0

Comfortable cushioning

This mid-cut backpacking boot features a DuraPU midsole for cushioning and bounce. Its double-injected polyurethane construction allows it to be resilient against wear and tear without sacrificing comfort. The footgear’s Monowrap frame improves lateral stability without adding extra weight.

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid mdsole

Excellent arch support

Underfoot comfort and arch support are supplied by the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid’s ATC footbed. This component has a trimmed design so it can easily be inserted into the footgear. Moreover, the boot also incorporates a Hard Stabilizer that provides support when carrying a pack during intense outdoor activities.

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid arch

Water-resistant and breathable

The Lowa Renegade GTX Mid nubuck leather upper is able to resist abrasions, scuffs, and the elements. A Gore-Tex membrane lines the upper to prevent water from seeping into the footwear. The same technology also allows moisture to pass through, making the boot breathable.

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid upper

Secure lockdown

A fairly straightforward lace-up closure system completes the Renegade GTX Mid’s upper. It consists of open and closed hooks which hold the laces together. A locking ankle hook is also added to the upper for a more secure lockdown of the user’s foot. The gear’s padded tongue and collar promote comfort. The gusseted tongue prevents debris from entering the boot while a pull loop at the back grants allows easy on and off.

Lowa Renegade GTX Mid laces