US 7 - 12, 13, 14
Suggested retail price: $ 370.00
Handcrafted in Germany. Our most popular hard-duty backpacking boot, and a cult favorite among hardcore backpackers and hunters. Super stable, this boot is ideal for carrying heavy (50+ lbs.) loads, over long distances in rugged terrain and extreme weather conditions. Ankle is a touch softer than the original Tibet.
Reviewed by NE Washington
I use this boot for serious backcountry hunting and hiking and every day at work in the field (wildlife biologist). They are durable and comfortable. I destroy most boots after about 8 months, this model is going approaching a year and still has some life in it. After about 6 months the waterproofing started wearing out...I grease them up and it helps, but long walks in wet grass or brush will soak through. Overall a good boot.
Reviewed by TVH
Worn them once so far. Loving these. Great fit right out of the box, no break in time needed.
Reviewed by Bill
Have 20 miles on the Tibet GTX with a 20 pound pack. Wet leaves, lose stones, mud, up hill, down hill, no problem at all. The treads provide great breaking on the downhill and mud clears right out of them. The two zone lacing system works perfectly. Very supportive without feeling too heavy, in fact, they feel lighter than I had imagined they would. I have slightly wide foot and the Size is exactly correct. Order the size you wear normally. Love these boots. When you put them on you never want to stop walking.
Reviewed by KWMiller
I work in wildland fire on a hotshot crew where we're really hard on boots. I'm hiking in them almost every day with a pack that ranges from 60 to 70 pounds in steep, rough terrain and as a sawyer they get exposed to prolonged heat in hot ash pits. Initially I was tentative in exposing them to high heat since hiking boots typically have problems with the sole delaminating, but after constant and repeated exposure over the course of 5 years using Lowa boots I've never had an issue. These boots can take more heat than my feet can. As far as durability, they're unmatched. I typically get at least two full years before the tread is worn out, but even then it's a cheap fix to take them to the boot shop and have a new sole glued on. The one weak spot on the boots seem to be the stitching on the piece of leather on the heel. It's always the first thing to go so it's too bad they don't put a little extra stitching on it. Overall they're a great boot for work, or recreation as they're comfortable as well as durable and I recommend them to anyone who asks.
Recommended by Outward Bound West
Backpacker Magazine: "LOWA Tibet GTX is ideal for long-haul hikers who need solid support and protection." Read the review in our Newsroom.
"Definitely money well-spent. Maximum ankle support and stability, perfect for the most rugged back country conditions. - Eastman's Hunting JournalVideo Review:
"The Tibet GTX® may need mention in your will.
Ably handled unstable, rocky terrain and the worst bushwacks. Super supportive. The Tibet Pro will carry as a big a load as you're willing.
After a rough traverse of the Presidential Range, one tester said 'They barely look used."
- Backpacker Magazine Gear Guide