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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Truly Waterproof Boots...

...any suggestions? My feet got absolutely soaked riding home the other week even though my boots are supposed to be waterproof and thanks to a previous experience (when I realised that they wasn't as waterproof as they stated) was wearing 'waterproof' gators over the top. The gators and boots held up for nearly two hours of motorway miles but gave out and it was like the floodgates opened.

:mad:

Ok I "only" spend £100 on my boots but without a guarantee that they'll be waterproof in all conditions I'm a bit reluctant to spend more.

It seems the boots are the achilles heel in my motorcycle gear (along with my frickin' tank bag) with regards to the wet weather.

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jaffa90

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fogie

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fogie says:

Derri boots

I first started using them for biking in the early '70's... they looked a little different then though. But, as you say, waterproof and warm, but little protection.  :smile

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zanderh

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zanderh says:

Gaerne

Gaerne seem pretty solid and waterproof. My Dad gave me his old Gaerne Strada boots which have kept my feet bone dry in pouring rain. Zip up my waterproof trousers over the outside of my boots so nothing can get in the top and hey presto, dry feet.

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bbstrikesagain

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Aplinestars SMX4 waterproof

Still keeping the water out 40k all season miles later.  The soles are now holed and water swishes around between the sole and the footbed, but it still doesn't get to the inside.  Must glue 'em back on and get another 10k out of them...


Hope the SMX5 waterproof are as good.

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jaffa90

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DazLoczy

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DazLoczy says:

Fanx

Thanks guys, not sure about the Derri boots, would be fine if I'd bought the W800 along with a wax jacket (don't laugh I was seriously considering buying one - and a W800)!


The Gaerne boots look pretty trick but sourcing them in the UK looks difficult without using flea-bay (one too many bad experiences using that pirate site so I stay clear). Might take an even bigger risk and source them from the states - I'm anything if not sensible!

I'm liking the look of the Alpinestars, might give them a try too. Would probably be the more sensible approach as there's plenty of places that sell them in the UK.

By the way, I'm currently using Spada ST1's which are supposed to be waterproof but as stated above don't last the distance in long motorway rides of driving rain. I think I'll write a review soon.

Back with the plastic carrier-bags until I save some pennies for me then!

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Charllotte10

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Charllotte10 says:

Pricey but worth it

I use these boots, you may be shocked by the price, but ive had them YEARS. Whilst on my own bike and my partners and they come in blue :) they are comfy and gore tex

I got them from this Shop too, cant recommend them enough


http://www.smartriders.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=222&product_id=298

If they are too pricey, try these, they are just as good but with a better price tag. Plus they come with a years guarantee.

http://www.smartriders.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=222&product_id=140


Hope this helps xx

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zanderh

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zanderh says:

Not boots, but

£1,000 for a jacket?!


(video review)

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

feet

How about getting some sealskinz sock? They are waterproof and cost less than your boots.

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roseyeric

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roseyeric says:

I wear

Sidi goretex. Quite a bit more than 100 quid but they have never let a drop in.

You gets what you pay for.

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