Who should buy the Lowa Tibet Superwarm GTX
Designed for extended winter treks, the Lowa Tibet Superwarm GTX offers protection and comfort even when the temperature drops at a very low point. It is the best option for those who are:
- looking for a boot that offers insulation and waterproofing
- looking for aggressive footgear that enables a secure foot lockdown on uneven grounds
- looking for a backpacking boot that is resoleable for maximum usage
Tibet Superwarm GTX’s grippy outsole
The outsole of this hiking boot is the Vibram Mottarone Arctic Grip. It is formulated using the Ice Trek compound which offers optimal grip on ice and snow. Its rubber composition also allows it to be used indoors. Its aggressive lugs assist on uphill and downhill slopes.
Lowa’s durable midsole powers the Tibet Superwarm GTX
This mid-cut winter hiking boot is equipped with the DuraPU midsole. Its dense PU material offers durable cushioning and absorbs shock from ground impacts. It works with the Supination Pronation Support (SPS) System which uses TPU inserts in the forefoot and rearfoot areas for a more comfortable ride. It is also compatible with crampons.
The Tibet Superwarm GTX employs an underfoot joint called Hard Winter Shank. Aside from providing stability, it has an insulating layer for warmth. To further enhance comfort, the boot comes with a Climate Control footbed.
Lowa’s Tibet Superwarm GTX wears a durable leather upper
The designers combine two leather types: nubuck and buffalo leather (2.2 - 2.4 mm) in the upper of the Tibet Superwarm GTX. This combination allows it to breathe and adapt to varying temperatures. It is constructed with minimal seams to eliminate pressure points.
A waterproof Gore-Tex Duratherm and Primaloft 400 g (synthetic insulation) lining optimize heat retention in wintry conditions. A high wall rubber rand wraps the boot for added durability. Additionally, the holes in its padded collar expel moisture and heat.
Intricate design of the Tibet Superwarm GTX from Lowa
This winter hiking boot features an asymmetrical C4 tongue. Its design promotes comfort and enhances flexion. At its top section is a knob which is part of the X-lacing system. It helps keep the tongue in place and distributes pressure evenly.
The lacing hardware of the Tibet Superwarm GTX includes metal loops, roller eyelets, and hooks among others.
Following the hooks is a component called the FlexFit—a special lacing system which uses a flexible lace loop (webbing plus hook near the ankle) and a flex zone.
Just under FlexFit is the I-lock, a patented cam lace loop which allows different tensions on the shaft and the instep area.