MCN Biking Britain survey: Top 10 waterproof boots

Published: 15 October 2009

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%
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