US 7 - 12, 13
Weight Per Pair ( Men's 9): 3.50 lbs
Suggested retail price: $ 375.00
Mountain Expert GTX®
Handcrafted in Italy. An extremely versatile boot: provides automatic crampon compatibility & easy walking, due to a generous sole rocker shape. Ideal for heavy backpack trips above the tree line where crossing snowfields & and some mixed climbing will be part of the route.
Reviewed by daniel
LOWA birthed their first outdoor boots in 1923 and have continued to be a mainstay in the outdoor industry. I was excited to write a review for this company and specifically for this mountaineering boot. Given the last decade of using an old double plastic hardshell by Koflach, it was time to give the new technology a whirl and see how it compares in extreme temperatures, technical capabilities and durability. My hardshell boots are still kicking strong with some minor repairs in the leather insert yet innovations have come a long way.
Appearance: They are just flashy enough to show off, yet rugged and aggressive to show it means business. These boots are hand-crafted in Italy and don’t hesitate to show off it’s style. To start from the base, the outsoles are your typical durable Vibram soles yet seriously rigid to confidently guarantee security of your crampons. The shank provides complete support given a moment when precariously front pointing. Now this is where my old Koflach loses it’s charm, the footbed. The Mountain Expert GTX has a sweet insulate Pro-alu-coated fleece footbed which has not let me down in cushion, comfort and warmth. The synthetic insulation of Primaloft coveted by the waterproof Gore-tex lining is an impressive component to the mountaineering experience.
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Reviewed by: Daniel Firer, M.D., MSc
Reviewed by Robert T.
These are the best boots I have ever owned. I bought my first pair 7 years ago and now I recently bought my 2nd pair. I wear them almost every day and my feet love them as much as I do. They are well built all the way through, even the laces lasted the full 7 years. I wear them for hiking, working, recreation, and almost everything else. I also wear them everyday in the winter and they are amazing for the snow and cold. They are good solid boots, period. A little on the heavy side and quite stiff, but that has never bothered me much. I highly recommend them.
"I have never owned such a versatile pair of boots! I’ve taken them up Rainier, Baker, Shasta in the Cascades, the Great White Icicle in the Wasatch and Mt. Olympus. These boots withstand just about anything." - Gear.com
"Lives up to its name - GREAT for general mountaineering. - Climbing Magazine Gear Guide."The Lowa Mountain Expert GTX® is an alpinist’s dream — a fully-insulated, rigid-soled boot without the bulky plastic shell. Worthy of big mountains, but fits more like a heavy-duty day hiker. Get these boots and all you’ll need is the stamina to get up the mountain." - GORP.com Gear Review
I-CORE: A LOWA Exclusive
The I-Core carbon insert in the sole construction achieves perfect flex and torsional stability for better shock absorption and comfort.