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MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 waterproof boots

By Rob Hull -

Boots

 15 October 2009 15:06

Each week we bring you the latest results of our massive reader survey.

From the votes of 12,000 readers, here are your most waterproof riding boots.

1. TCX Competitzione S Gore-Tex, RRP: £209.99
These feature TCX’s Torsion control system, restricting the flex of the foot in the boot to prevent breaks, and also have a Gore-Tex lining. There’s a leather upper, polyurethane shin plate, shift pad, polyurethane toesliders and an oil and petrol resistant sole.
MCN Shop best price - TopGear Superstore - £188.99
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  92%
Fit  91%
Looks  86%
Quality  91%
Overall  91%
2. TCX Infinity Gore-Tex, RRP: £209.99
The Infinity is TCX’s top of the line tourer boot. It’s got a full grain leather upper, a Gore-Tex membrane and inner protection. The shin plate is leather coated, there are two adjustable buckles on the closure and an oil and petrol resistant sole.
MCN Shop best price – The Biker Store - £188.99
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  87%
Fit  90%
Looks  79%
Quality  92%
Overall  89%
3. Rev'it Apache H2O Waterproof, RRP: £164.99
The Apache H2O boot combines the functionality of a high-quality touring boot with a semi off-road sole. This one is designed for adventure riders who spend hours on the road and enter up to medium level off-road territory. It boasts a waterproof membrane, too.
MCN Shop best price – BikeStop - £164.99
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  88%
Fit  90%
Looks  73%
Quality  90%
Overall  88%
4. Daytona Journey GTX, RRP: £179.99
This short boot is made from water-repellent greased cowhide/perforated leather. It has a textile lining for breathability and to prevent overheating of your feet. There are two velcro fasteners and a reinforced gear change cushion from abrasion resistant PU foam.
MCN Shop best price – The Biker Store - £161.99
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  94%
Fit  90%
Looks  71%
Quality  95%
Overall  87%
5. Hein Gericke Air GTX, £149.99
The Air has a waterproof, windproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane. The outer material is a water-resistant tear-proof textile fabric, the sole is petrol and oil resistant and the inner sole is removable. There are shin and ankle protectors and a reinforced insole.
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  90%
Fit  90%
Looks  76%
Quality  88%
Overall  87%
6. Sidi Black Rain, RRP: £159.99
Although this is a waterproof boot it’s still considered a sport boot for all year round usage. It has a plastic shin guard with internal padding and an anatomical plastic heel protector. There’s also memory foam padding around the ankle.
MCN Shop best price – Helmet City - £134.95
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  84%
Fit  83%
Looks  77%
Quality  83%
Overall  82%
7. Alpinestars Web Gore-Tex, RRP: £159.95
With a water-resistant full-grain leather upper, Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable lining, reflective inserts, plastic moulded shin and ankle protectors this is a highly versatile touring boot. There is also multi-density foam padding for added protection.
MCN Shop best price – Get Geared - £159.95
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  85%
Fit  83%
Looks  71%
Quality  80%
Overall  81%
8. TCX SS Performance Waterproof, RRP: £149.99
The SS is not the top of the range race boot from TCX, but it has proved popular. It’s got a polyurethane heel, shin plate and iron mesh inserts. The foot pad is anatomical and totally replaceable. The toesliders are polyurethane and the inner liner is waterproof.
MCN Shop best price – TopGear Superstore - £116.99
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  83%
Fit  84%
Looks  79%
Quality  79%
Overall  80%
9. Diadora Bullet Touring, RRP: £79.99
The Diadora touring offering is leather but with a waterproof and breathable lining. There are shin and ankle plastic-moulded protectors, a double Velcro closure system and an anti-slip sole. It also features an air pump system in the footbed that makes the boot fit tighter to the foot.
MCN Shop best price – M&P - £79.99 +£4.99 P&P
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  80%
Fit  83%
Looks  70%
Quality  76%
Overall  79%
10. Alpinestars Ridge Waterproof, RRP: £119.95
The Ridge is another short boot from Alpinestars designed for touring and all-year-round city use. It’s got a plastic heel for ankle support and protection, an integrated waterproof inner bootie, a stretch zone around the Achilles for better comfort and the prestigious mark of a CE certified boot.
MCN Shop best price – Get Geared - £119.95
MCN Biking Britain Survey Results
Comfort  83%
Fit  82%
Looks  69%
Quality  81%
Overall  79%