At 1574g (pair, size 11) the Lomer Tibet STX is one of the lighter 3-season boots we looked at but it also manages to retain a good degree of mountain performance. So you get a fabric and suede leather upper that has been reinforced particularly at the toe box and heel to provide good support for the foot on uneven ground, and good protection on loose rock. There’s more stitching on the Lomer Tibet STX than on some others, but you do get two rows of stitches throughout for added durability and also the flex point on the forefoot isn’t too cluttered, so this boot is probably going to be more durable than some alternatives. The toe box also gets an additional overlay of material for greater resistance to wear and tear. You get a Sympatex waterproof lining inside, rather than the commonplace Gore-Tex, but I’d expect performance to be similar, whichever material was used. The outsole is a classic Vibram unit, with a good general performance for a mix of terrain. The outsole also has very good stiffness, making it particularly effective on rockier ground. Get the Lomer Tibet STX on your foot and the fit isn’t quite as precise as some, but the precurved outsole makes walking very natural and easy while the slightly lower than average ankle cuff further aids comfort.
Upper materials 2mm suede leather, synthetic textile
Waterproof lining Sympatex
Sole unit Vibram Foura
Men’s sizes 6.5-12
Women’s sizes none
Weight 1574g (pair, size 11)
The Lomer Tibet STX is a great all-round moorland, hill and mountain boot that’s also good for walking or scrambling over rockier ground.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2013