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Lowa Alpine Expert GTX Mountaineering Boot

Alpine Expert GTX


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A new take on a versatile all-around alpine boot, this insulated model’s design balances flexibility with durability, and excels in both hiking comfort and climbing performance. The Fit Wing features allows for easy ankle articulation, making it ideal for heavy backpacking trips as well as for mixed climbing. Automatic crampon-compatible. Durably waterproof/breathable.

  • Upper Protection: High Wall Rubber Rand 
  • Construction: Board Lasted - Cemented Sole
  • Lacing Hardware: Open and Closed Hooks 
  • Additional Hardware 2: Roller Eyelets
  • Stabilizer: Hard Winter
  • Resoleable: Yes

Retail price

US$ 470.00

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Boot Weight

Half Pair- size unknown
869 grams (1 lb 14.6 oz)

Full Pair- size unknown
1737 grams (3 lb 13.2 oz)

Single or Double boot Single
Boot Stiffness Rigid
Best Uses Best Uses: Technical Ice and Mixed Climbing ­
Crampon Compatability Toe + heel bail - all crampons styles will work (universal, semi-auto, and auto)
Boot Features ­

US: 7 - 14

Materials & Construction Upper: Mountaineering Split Leather / Microfiber ­­­

Liner: GORE-TEX, PrimaLoft® 400g

Insole: Insulate Pro Alu-Coated w/Fleece

Midsole: DuraPU®

Sole: VIBRAM® Alp Trac® Ice ­
Warranty ­

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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 4/5

The Lowa Alpine Expert GTX is a reasonably versatile boot that doesn't slay in any one way, except maybe lacing. They get the job done on ice and climb well on rock, with and without crampons. They're warm for a lightweight boot, and waterproof up to about 7 inches, but they lack a built-in gaiter to keep snow out of the cuff. There are lighter weight boots out there, too. Still, if this boot is a good fit for your foot, it will get the job done.

Alpinist Gear Review rating 4/5

Overall, I think these boots are great for mild alpine and mountaineering adventures as well as technical ice and mixed climbing. If I had more confidence in the waterproofing of these boots, I'd be keener to recommend them for larger objectives, as they are very light and comfortable. If you do take these boots deep into the mountains, add your own waterproof layer and bring extra socks!

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