65 users: 4.4 / 5
6 experts: 94 / 100
Weight: Women 624g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Waterproofing: Waterproof

Verdict from 7.1 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • The Lowa Mauria GTX was very comfortable, according to the majority.
  • Several owners said that this mid-cut backpacking boot needed virtually no breaking in.
  • Based on a few consumer reviews, the GTX membrane that lines this hiker was effective.
  • Some outdoor enthusiasts appreciated the Vibram Apptrail outsole for the traction it rendered on wet and dry surfaces.
  • About a handful of reviewers, which include a professional blogger, commended the superb stabilizing capability of this over-the-ankle outdoor footwear.
  • The minority were impressed with the ankle support of the boot.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A tiny percentage of purchasers were dismayed when some of its upper components started chipping away.
  • The Lowa Mauria GTX can get warm, and the foot gets sweaty, according to a few owners.

Bottom line

The Lowa Mauria GTX is a mid-cut backpacking boot that emphasizes comfort for female backpackers. The excellent ankle support and effective waterproofing of this product also pleased the consumers. Despite the appreciated points, the hiker, incredibly stable over rough terrain though it may be, reportedly traps heat and causes sweaty feet. Overall, this Lowa product can supply the performance that female adventurers need on the trail.

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  • The Lowa Mauria GTX is equipped with a multitude of features tailored for the female foot. It's a nubuck leather boot lined with a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproofing and breathability.
  • Support and cushioning are granted by the DuraPU midsole with SPS system. Traction on virtually all types of surfaces is delivered by the Vibram Apptrail.

The Mauria GTX is a women’s mid-cut backpacking boot offered in whole and half sizes. It generally runs true to size.  The regular width boot is built on Lowa’s standard last. The wide version, on the other hand, is shaped on the WXL last which has a roomier toe box and more volume around the arch area.

Lowa’s 2 Zone Lacing creates individual tensions in two parts: the forefoot area and the top section. This feature allows lacing techniques that hold the foot in place.

This backpacking gear for women is equipped with a Vibram Apptrail outsole. It has irregularly shaped lugs (inner part), block-like lugs (outer portion) and an increased contact area for optimal grip. The tread uses a self-cleaning design to shed off debris. The sole’s front heel edge is pronounced to render additional traction during a descent. Moreover, the boot’s cemented sole construction allows resoling at an additional cost.

This boot is imbued with Lowa’s signature DuraPU midsole which delivers cushioning and shock reduction. It’s paired with a Supination Pronation Support (SPS) system, which consists of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) inserts applied within the softer PU midsole mold. These inserts help prevent supination and overpronation–two causes of foot pain and fatigue.

The Lowa Mauria GTX has an insole called Climate Control Footbed. Its breathable top layer helps maintain a fresh and dry in-shoe environment. Also, this backpacking boot contains a Hard Stabilizer, a type of joint that’s designed to support the foot during extreme outdoor adventures.

The Mauria GTX owes its durability and rugged looks to its nubuck leather upper. It has rubber rands in the forefoot and heel sections for scuff protection. A Gore-Tex fabric lines the upper to make it waterproof and breathable. The leather hiker’s anatomically-shaped C4 tongue reduces pressure on the foot. The upper also features Flexfit technology to help the ankles move freely.

This mid-cut backpacking boot comes with Lowa’s patented X-Lacing feature to hold the tongue in place, both horizontally and vertically. This technology helps prevent slippage and blisters from forming. There is a series of metal roller eyelets which hold the laces with the least amount of friction. A cam lace loop feature called I-Lock is placed on top of the foot. It works by securing the laces and allows flexible shaft lacing.

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.