- April 9 2011
Lowa Baffin Pro
I recently purchased this boot, and out of all the boots I have tried, this boot has excellent construction and quality materials. The leather lining is definitely plush. Unfortunately, I had to return them as I have a narrow heel, and I just couldn't get the secure fit that you need to have to ward off blisters. I would definitely recommend anyone looking for a great backpacking boot to try this boot. If it fits, you can't go wrong. The toe box is more than ample and I have a "D"+ size width. No problems there.
- February 9 2011
I opted out on this boot because I found the fit of the Tibet to be better. Otherwise it is a great boot. It is high fitting, so it provides a lot of stability. It has a leather lining, which might be a little warm for most in the winter. I like the spacious toe-box, as compared to the narrow Asolo. It is very comfortable around the ankle, and it doesn't close down too tight so that the lace-eyelets touch each other. The fit is typical for me. I usually wear a 10 or 10.5, but for Lowa I always take a 10.5. It is Nubuck, and the high rubber wall is durable for scuffs, etc.
- December 5 2010
I have put a 100 miles plus on these boots on the AT in the Smoky Mountains mostly with a 45lb pack. The ankle support, breathability, design, traction and overall quality are excellent, making hiking long rocky climbs and crossing creeks a breeze. I particularly like the soft leather lining that makes them exceptionably comfortable to wear. With a dressing of good quality leather preservative they are as waterproof as Gore-tex. I expect to put many more miles on these outstanding boots.
- July 6 2010
NICE BOOT WORTH THE MONEY
Nice boot and worth the money. I am a backpacker, hunter, and fisherman. I work the farm a bit as well. I always wear LOWA boots doing these activities. I also wear a black pair of LOWAS as a duty boot when on duty every third day as a firefighter/emt/haz-mat tech. The Banff are my new fav. LOWA is by far the best long lasting boot I have seen.
- January 24 2011
Pretty tough boots. I used them for a few backpacking trips and really tested them out on a backpack hunt. It would be nice if the boots had a little narrower heel to lock the back part of the foot in. I also would like it if there were fewer seams in the boot, especially on the outside of the foot where abrasion happens. Overall though, I really like the support the boots give, and traction is pretty good. Would definately recommend for people looking for a good supportive backpacking and hiking boot.