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Lowa hunter boots
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:48:36 PM »
Looking for some first hand info on these boots have kenetreks now my left toe is peeling and left heel is leaking Iím going to have them fixed but I donít think Iím going buy another pair of them. I guess my main questions about the lowaís is how water proof are they, their warranty, and where to try them on at ?
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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 10:25:45 PM »
REI sells them

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 11:21:39 PM »
Love mine so far. Lightweight, waterproof so far (2nd season 40ish miles) and good off trail performance.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 02:45:04 AM »
I run a pair of the lowa Tibetís. I think this about their fourth or fifth season. Very comfortable straight out of the box. Have used them backpacking and hunting. Never leaked and are very well built.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 11:27:45 AM »
I have lowa renegades I have used the past two years. They are awesome, lightweight and keep your feet dry. I was hunting late season deer in 5 inches of snow with gators and I didnít have a problem with keeping my feet warm or dry!

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 12:33:07 PM »
I have lowa renegades I have used the past two years. They are awesome, lightweight and keep your feet dry. I was hunting late season deer in 5 inches of snow with gators and I didnít have a problem with keeping my feet warm or dry!

+1 on the Renegades I have 2 pairs and wear them every day, hunting or not. For my foot it's the best fitting shoe I have ever had.

When it rains your feet get wet. Water comes in from  the top. I used these in Montana last year too at 0 degrees and my feet were warm and dry. With gators/ snow pants.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 12:44:28 PM »
I see there are different models of the renegade? Which one?  And isnt there s boot company that builds the boot to your specific feet?
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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 12:55:50 PM »
I have the Tibet GTX, absolutely love them, will buy them again when needed for sure.

couple these with some decent waterproof gaiters and some good merino socks (darn toughs for me), and you are set for about anything.

I think the hunters are closer to the tibets then the renegades, to me the renegades were not as stiff, and didn't provide as much support. They were VERY close to my low top danner pronghorns as far as support. build quality is great on them, and I wouldn't hesitate the run them.

The Renegades and tibets come in a GTX (gortex lined) model, and a LL, full leather lined model.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 01:23:46 PM »
I love the boots but after 2 years I got leakage in the pairs I have owned.  But REI swapped them no question the first time that happened. The second time I just kept the old pair and bought a new pair to have 2 pairs.  Early season has so many dry days I just run the old ones those days.

I did put a lot of miles on the pairs I owned and comfort wise they still feel good.  Before I switched to Lowas my feet hurt pretty bad at the end of the day.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 02:20:17 PM »
I have never owned a pair yet.  However, our best friends who do 5X the hiking I do swear by them.  The only boots they own.
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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 03:52:45 PM »
I see there are different models of the renegade? Which one?  And isnt there s boot company that builds the boot to your specific feet?

Mine are full leather. I couldn't tell you how many miles I have in them. If you do a lot of side hilling you may want more support but I like a lighter boot.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 04:38:12 PM »
I see there are different models of the renegade? Which one?  And isnt there s boot company that builds the boot to your specific feet?
Lathrop and sons might be what you are thinking of.

I got a pair of whites built, wouldn't trade them for anything.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 04:55:20 PM »
Thanks for the input i think im going to try them they cant be any worse than kenetreks i have a couple pair of kuliens (like whites) made in centralia for work and would trade them for anything either but they are not hunting boots at least not for me
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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 06:54:13 AM »
I have the Ranger GTXs. I never knew before what a difference fine footwear makes. about 5 seasons and never looking back at other boots.
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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2018, 07:14:56 PM »
Well i bought a pair tried them out for about an hour around the house. Their to narrow and lowa doesnt make a wide so back to the drawing board i guess
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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2018, 09:32:03 PM »
Caleb, I bought a pair of Renegades during muzzy season. I realize they are different model. But they started out fitting good. Just uncomfortable as hell. After 2 days of hiking they stretched like crazy. Especially in the heal cup but also in the foot bed. If the boots you got are comfortable you might try wearing them for awhile to see if they stretch out. I ended up returning mine!

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2018, 11:32:07 AM »
Tagging. I'm never giving Kenetrek another dime. I wore out a pair of boots and sent them in for evaluation. They said they could be resoled/rebuilt for 175$, so I sent them a check and then got them back and my feet got soaked the first time out. I sent them back and they said the boots were shot and could not be repaired. I explained I had just paid to have them rebuilt and they said too bad. They wouldn't give me a refund or a credit towards a new pair.

They also have a return policy, if you wear through a pair of boots in under a year and they deem it manufacture defect they will replace the boot. I am on my fourth pair of bridger ridges, yes my fourth! After the they sent me the 4th pair they informed me that it would be the last pair they would send me due to the "way I walk." Customer service said I walk with a pronation and wear the boots out too fast and I will have to buy their 420$ hikers for my next pair. They wont send me anymore. What a joke.

So I'm looking at other boot companies for this coming fall. lots of good info on this thread. Thank you for sharing. 
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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2018, 12:22:53 PM »
Lowa tibets awesome boots last along  time but never had much luck with waterproof after a couple seasons.although I have never had leather boots hold up with waterproofing.dont get me wrong they hold up well but the wrong conditions your getting wet feet.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 10:13:22 PM »
Caution on Lowa's
My Wife's Renegades souls fell off.  She loved them and had them for several years.  They looked like they where new.  She had the same thing happen with the renegade low's.  Lowa has this listed on their warranty page  - Boot Sole Separation (Hydrolysis)
https://www.lowaboots.com/about-lowa/warranty-and-repair/


I have also had the leather fail prematurely at the toe bend on a pair of Zephyrs.  I was able to glue it back shut, but now they are work around the house shoes, I can't trust them for much else.

I won't be buying more.

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Re: Lowa hunter boots
« Reply #19 on: Today at 11:18:48 AM »
The sole on my Renegades starting coming apart within a week.

 

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