Water protection vs. Goretex version?
Hey guys - great site. In the video review of the Adventure Rain boot, Anthony refers to it as "waterproof". How much additional water protection would I have if I spent the additional $$$ on the Goretex version?
Well, both the ad, "Membrane equipped to add a water resistant...", and my personal experience say they are not waterproof -- not by a long shot. I've been using them for some commuting and occasional off roaring for about a year now. This past weekend I did about six or so big puddle/small stream crossings. No dabbing, no immersion, the boots just caught spray from the tires, and I ended up with damp (not sweaty) socks and feet. Since they are leather, I will probably give them a coating of snow seal or something similar, but if you want guaranteed waterproof, I would look to something with Goretex. These do not claim to be waterproof, and mine certainly are not.
5 months, 2 weeks ago