russel79
 
 
 
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TCX Air Tech Gore-Tex Boot European inspired styling with a Gore-Tex membrane make this the most breathable, waterproof boot on the market. This boot is not for the cold blooded due to its extreme venting. Side impact and malleolus protection makes this a perfect pick for spring, summer and early fall riders. Upper Leather and breathable AIR TECH material with micro injected inserts Lining Gore-Tex membrane with XCR product technology for increased breathability Protections Anti Impact malleolus protection, micro injected shift pad, shin plate, reinforced heel counter Foot Bed Anatomic, Replacable Touring sole with specific grip area, oil and petroleum resistant
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bought for an Alpine Adventure trip (mostly roads)
PostedJuly 21, 2012
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russel79
From arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
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Slightly Large
Large
Footbed
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Great boots. They keep my feet warm and dry while everyone else on the trip had some sort of issue with their boots after more than a few days of rain. Also I was worried that the boot would be too hot for true summer weather of 90F+. Turns out these worked great in the hot weather too, my feet were warm but were able to breath. Great entry and exit with interior zipper. The opening is adjustable for the largest of calve muscles. The only thing that I would recommend, if you are heavier or have issues with your feet, get some sole inserts. These aren't necessary for riding, but the walking that can occur between rides, more than a few hundred feet can start to wear on you.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Firstgear Kathmandu Overpants Brand new design for 2012! Features Overpant is sized to fit over your clothes simply buy the size you normally wear Fully adjustable D3O T5 CE Armor in the hips and knees - delivers the same protection as standard CE foam armor, but is thinner and more flexible, resulting in a more comfortable, flexible fit Back of waist yoke, crotch, inner thigh and knee back features waterproof breathable stretch fabric that adds flexibility and reduces binding Chamude suede knee patches minimize tank scratches 10-1/2 diagonal thigh vents catch the air when open and keep out the elements using YKK #5 rubberized zippers - vents can be held open by folding the cover inward to hook and loop closure Integrated short bib and suspenders that can be easily removed to your preference Insulted 2/3 length pant liner that is easily detachable Includes 10 pant-to-jacket full conjunction zipper that attaches to your jacket One time adjustable waist held in place by hook and loop closure Above the knee YKK #5 two way zipper easily fits over boots protected by an exterior storm flap with rain gutter to keep out moisture Knee and leg opening now enlarged to fit over off road boots Two front flap pass through pocket openings for gaining access to internal pockets protected by YKK rubberized zippers to keep moisture out One cargo pocket on right thigh for storage with seam sealed pocket bag to keep moisture out Internal storm gator with silicone grip and elasticized for a snug fit to keep moisture from traveling up pant leg Zippered fly-wide- gusset for easy on/off-waterproof and breathable 2 Year Limited Warranty Note Jacket sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
4 days of straight hard pounding rain in the ALPS
PostedJuly 21, 2012
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russel79
From arlington
State:VA
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
I bought these overpants for a 2 week Alpine moto trip I had been planning for a while. Great pants, very comfortable. However, one small flaw that needs remedied upon purchase. The stretchy fabric in the crotch is somewhat water permeable after hours on the bike in the rain. After the first day in the rain I took off the pants and around my waist was dry and thigh down was dry, but it appeared that I had wet my pants. I let them dry overnight and applied some goretex compatible waterproofing spray before setting out the next day. From that point on they worked like a dream. Cool in 90F weather and warm down to 40F w/o liner. Pads are very compliant for rolling up for packing. Suspenders are great addition. The pockets, seals, and cuffs work great. The cuff zippers are larger and make it easier to manage the on/off process than earlier models, due to the increase length of the zipper.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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