Monday, May 16, 2011

LOWA Zephyr Desert GTX® Mid TF

I came across LOWA boots for the first time when I will on a training trip to the UK/Norway a few years ago. Most of the UK SF were issued the LOWA Mountain Boot for cold weather operations. Unfortunately for me the Q store didn't have my size! So I had to settle for a pair of La Sportiva Lhotse. I good compromise I guess.

I re-connected with the LOWA brand recently during an expedition to the REI store in Virginia where I picked myself up a pair of the Zephyr Dessert boots for summer training on the range. Boots are one of those items that everyone has an opinion on and here is mine...

FIT: I think that the low ankle boot is ideal for summer training. The fit of the boot is snug when you first put it on but once it warms up you barely even know you have it on! There is plenty of ankle support too.

DESIGN: The design of the boot was one of the first things that caught my eye, esthetically, the boot looks great. The lacing system is nice and easy to use.

COMFORT FACTOR: (High) I couldn't be happier with the comfort factor, I have worn plenty of combat style boots before and the LOWA Zephyr are probably the most comfortable boots that I have worn yet.

PRICE: For what you are getting the money is well worth it. There are plenty of other cheaper options out there that will fall apart after a couple of months. But if you want a great pair of boots that will last then try a pair of LOWA's.

For more information you can visit the LOWA website at this link.

1 comment:

  1. GREAT REVIEW! Lowa has always prided ourselves on the fit and quality of our boots. The LOWA Zephyr Model is not resolable. It has an injected polyurethane midsole which does not allow for a resole. However any model in the Trekking or Backpacking line as well as our heavier task force boots can easily get a resole.