Who should buy Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme

Users are searching for a backpacking boot for snowy trails and are willing to spend more on a premium leather product will find the Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme an excellent choice. Ideal if:

  • You require water protection.
  • Insulation is necessary
  • Protection and support from a high-cut boot is preferred.

Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme logo

Stabilizing outsole

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.

Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme vibram

Its frontal region is known as the Climbing Zone, a feature that grants step precision—useful when tackling tricky ascents. 

Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme climbing zone

The Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme's shock-resistant midsole

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 Hunter GTX Evo Extreme midsole

Insulated and waterproof upper

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.

Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme upper

Its high-wall rubber rand completely wraps its base portion, shielding the boot from practically all manners of destructive elements. 

Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme rand

Customizable closure

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. 

Lowa Hunter GTX Evo Extreme closure

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 1027g
Use: Backpacking, Snow
Cut: High cut
Features: Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Lowa

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.