Lowa boots- any good?

#3
Having had Lowa's and Altberg I would go for Altberg everytime. Bought my Lowa's cheap from the PRI in JHQ, my Altbergs where direct from the Altberg shop in Richmond.
 
#4
I`ve got Lowa patrol (Non-Gortex), great boots, excellent for CFT and exercise. Brought from rv-ops, tax free if serving aboard.
 
#5
Never had Altbergs but I have never heard anyone complain about them which must mean something. Prices for all the good boots are around the same so you pay your money and take your choice but I would never buy without trying them on!

M2G, did you get yours made to measure?
 
#6
On your feet, excellent.

On your hands, not so good.
 
#8
jonny36 said:
Any good? Best place for the most competitive price?
try
rvops.co.uk/

Lowa boots are comfortable ,And well worth the money
 
#9
The Altbergs desert microlite and the desert vedthog is fcuking nails like a blood running shoe has that bouncy feel to them. Also the Altbergs jungle microlite is perfect for tabbing and also looks ally,its not waterproof but then it doesnt need to be if your wearing wool socks because its quick drying in hot and cold enviroments so your feet are always snug
 
#10
Dog-faced-soldier said:
Never had Altbergs but I have never heard anyone complain about them which must mean something. Prices for all the good boots are around the same so you pay your money and take your choice but I would never buy without trying them on!

M2G, did you get yours made to measure?
No unfortunately I never as I bought them online,but if you are up in Catterick from what I have heard it is well worth going into the shop and and getting a made to measure pair, I have no complaints whatsoever, they fit like a glove so im guessing I have typical squaddie shaped feet!
 
#11
altberg defender microlites are the dogs bollocks ,super comfy straight from the box. only problem with them is the waiting list it's about 3 months I think at the minute,but there well worth the wait and there is different designs for different jobs .look at the altberg web site ,but its worth geting them sized properly at the factory.if you have problems with your feet they will make them to measure by taking a mould of your foot .
 
#13
lowa are bringing out a black version of their UK 'elite' desert boots in the summer - no gortex just the same materials as their desert boots in black. Personally I find Lowa are excellent but so are Altbergs! best thing is to try both makes on before buying
 
#15
Get the supercamp (awful name but higher than the patrol) and polish it. That way, you have an easily-maintainable boot which if it gets wet will dry out overnight in the sleeping bag. Cheaper than Gucci gore-tex ones too.
 
#16
I've actually never had problems with the issue boots (except for one pair that fell to bits two days after I was issued them!). You might find investing in gucci socks is as good for your marchin' comfort?

Equally, Lowas do look nice and shiny with that little yellow flash on, ever so ally.
 
#18
jonny36 said:
would you stay clear of a gortex lined boot?
Depends for what purpose you want it.

Generally I would avoid Goretex for active purposes in temperate environments. Avoid like the plague for "tabbing". But maybe my feet just sweat a lot.
 
#19
JAYC said:
I`ve got Lowa patrol (Non-Gortex), great boots, excellent for CFT and exercise. Brought from rv-ops, tax free if serving aboard.
Same here- bought a pair from RV- Ops just at the start of a course in Warminster. Took about 4 days for them to arrive after an online order, they needed no breaking in, and were comfy as hell right through the exercise phases.
 

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