User Review: Lowa Men's Baffin Pro
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $270
Perfect trekking boots.
- Good support & ankle protection
- Good breathable
- Waterproof if waxed
- Outsoles a little slippy on humid rocks
So far my best backpacking shoes :
I used this shoes for trekking during summer in the most hard mountain paths in Corsica (3000ft to 6000 ft, very rocky and sharp rocks)
They give an excellent support even with high loads backpacks (you don't feel any rocks spot under shoes).
Plus they have a flex at the foot toes, giving a good walking movement.
Lether in and out (no Gore-tex) = good breathability and totally waterprof When waxed .
Perfect for winter and summer, it's an all terrain all season boot. Not too hot, not too cold.
Outsoole can be renewed at Lowa, (I did it after one month of heavy use in very sharp gravels and rocks).
I found that the outsoole is a little slippy on humid rocks, I have seen better soles on old school shoes (all rubber, undestructible and unusable), but still it's ok for backpacking in rocks, you just need to be careful sometimes.
Lowa have a wider feet than some others brands, which is comfy for the feet.
Well designed shoes, no blister even after intensive use.
The inside leather lining is 1mm, mine has broken at the heel because of 15 days continuous intensive use.
(I wish they would make it stronger).