Salomon X Ultra mid 2 vs Lowa Renegade GTX boot review

Check out the comparisons and reviews for the Salomon X Ultra mid 2 vs Lowa Renegade GTX boot and you decide which one is best for your next hike.

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The Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 and the Lowa Renegade GTX are both popular hiking boots designed for the outdoors. Here are some of the key differences and similarities between the two:


Both boots provide excellent comfort, but the Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 is known for its lightweight and flexible design, making it a great option for those who want a boot that doesn’t feel overly heavy or clunky. The Lowa Renegade GTX has a stiffer build but offers excellent support and stability.


Both boots are designed to be durable and long-lasting, but the Lowa Renegade GTX is known for its tough build, with a full-grain leather upper that can withstand heavy use and rough terrain. The Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 has a synthetic upper that is lightweight and flexible, but may not be as durable as the Lowa Renegade GTX.


Both boots have excellent traction, with aggressive outsoles that can provide grip on a variety of surfaces. However, the Lowa Renegade GTX has a Vibram outsole that is renowned for its durability and grip, making it a great choice for challenging terrain.


Both boots offer waterproofing, but the Lowa Renegade GTX has a Gore-Tex lining that is renowned for its ability to keep feet dry in wet conditions. The Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 has a waterproof membrane that also provides excellent protection from the elements.


The Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 is generally priced lower than the Lowa Renegade GTX, making it a more affordable option for hikers on a budget. The Lowa Renegade GTX is a premium boot, with a higher price tag but offering superior durability and support.


In summary, both the Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 and the Lowa Renegade GTX are excellent hiking boots that offer comfort, durability, traction, and waterproofing. The Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 is a more lightweight and flexible option, while the Lowa Renegade GTX is a stiffer boot that offers superior durability and support. Ultimately, the choice between the two will come down to personal preference and the specific needs of the hiker.

The Salomon runs around $125 with a weight of 1 lb 2 ounces. Has Vibram sticky rubber and completely waterproof.

What we like. The Salomon X Ultra Mid 2 GTX shoe wicks away moisture quick and easy to break in.

What we don’t like.

The tongue gussets don’t go up high enough like previous models. Some athletes have said the boots can leak but we did not find that after numerous stream crossings and rainy days.

The Lowa Renegade runs around $190 and is made in Germany.

The insoles are removable and waterproof, all leather uppers, Vibram soles and GoreTex.

What we like. These boots break in easy and don’t rub on your feet and create blisters (as long as you wear double socks and use body glide). They fit your feet well and don’t slip as you hike downhill. The Vibram sole gives great sticky traction and are stable in rough terrain.

What we don’t like.

Some athletes have experienced the Vibram sole wearing through in 200 miles of hiking.

Question: What about the Salomon Quest vs Asolo fugitive?

Answer: We are working on a comparison review now.

Question: Are any of the US Special Forces using these boots?

Answer: All of the branches elite forces have access to use these higher grade boots. We were issued really nice pair of Danner boots when I was on a Navy SEAL team.

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