The Lowa Tiago GTX Mid is a lightweight hiking boot in midweight's clothing. Its appearance is certainly deceptive, with a high ankle collar and multiple layers of split leather in the upper, creating a heavier look. We were very surprised of its lightweightedness on our feet and our scale, weighing even less than two other lightweights in this review! It proved to be an athletic boot underfoot, with solid support and great water protection.
The big brother of the Tiago, the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid, is a meatier midweight model from the same manufacturer, with higher scores across the board, except in weight. Another high collared lightweight in this review is the Merrell Capra Venture Mid GTX, which features a completely synthetic upper. To read up on the entire selection of hiking boots we tested, head over to our full Men's Hiking Boot review.