Did I get a good deal?

12:20 p.m. on March 19, 2012 (EDT)
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So I picked up a pair of Lowa Civettas for $20 a while ago.  They seem to be in 80-90% condition.  They are for my oldest child (therefore all of them will rotate through them). Anyone ever own a pair of these?

I have never owned double plastic boots.  We will see how the kids like them. 


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The overboots look bomber


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Liner boot has some fuzzy spots


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Germans tend to make nice stuff.

We will review them after a few trips this Spring.

12:24 p.m. on March 19, 2012 (EDT)
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I haven't used these boots (or any like this), but it looks like an awesome deal.  

(I'm a little jealous).  :)

-Jared

3:00 p.m. on March 19, 2012 (EDT)
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I think we did ok.

3:35 p.m. on March 19, 2012 (EDT)
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I'd say you did very well.  Those are suppose to be very nice boots even if they don't fit or workout for your son they will for someone.  Lowa recycled the name Civettas from an earlier pair of leather hiking/climing boots that were made in the late 70's early 80's.

Here are the older pair of Civettas that I have.


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4:07 p.m. on March 19, 2012 (EDT)
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hard to go wrong for that price.  the shells of plastic mountaineering boots can break if they are compromised somehow; unless you see some external cracks, that's pretty hard to tell.  for the insides, the main issues would be loose stitching from wear, easy to see, or substantial prior use that compacts the insulated inner boot and compromises the insulating value.

i bought my current mountaineering boots (scarpa invernos) used several years ago, and they have been excellent.  i did replace the insulated inner boot after a couple of years. 

6:48 p.m. on March 19, 2012 (EDT)
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Did you get a good deal...

$20 for a set of barely-used, German-made double-plastic boots? No, you just about stole those...

12:08 a.m. on March 20, 2012 (EDT)
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uuuuuuuuum 

1:48 a.m. on March 23, 2012 (EDT)
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Hot da...n!! Wish I found deals like that!!!

3:45 a.m. on March 23, 2012 (EDT)
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These boots retail for at least $350, so yes, for less than 10% of retail, that is a great deal.

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Api8mOlsjanMZ926Z0rfim.bvZx4?p=lowa+civetta&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr=yfp-t-701

ps. the "overboot" as you call it is the shell, an overboot is a wholly different piece of footwear like these-

http://www.40below.com/products_detail.php?ProductID=3

A couple of tips-make sure they fit right, otherwise you can beat up your feet in them and possibly lose a big toe nail from banging the toe into the front of the boot (did that with plastic ski boots);

make sure they are laced up properly so that the top of the boot doesn't bang against your shin while walking in them (done that too and it is very painful);

double socks work well-thin inner sock with a thicker sock like an expedition weight Patagonia or similar sock.

 

4:28 p.m. on March 23, 2012 (EDT)
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Tom, you are correct of course, I mis spoke

4:34 p.m. on March 23, 2012 (EDT)
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Tom said:

These boots retail for at least $350, so yes, for less than 10% of retail, that is a great deal.

 

I considered trying to talk him down.

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