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?
So far the less expensive version has been completely waterproof for me but I've only been out in one storm and only had them about a month. The true advantage of the gore-tex is that they are lifetime guaranteed waterproof and the breathability of the material is better. While the adventure rain is waterproof it may start to leak in a few months to years (ideally years) and sidi will probably not do anything about it, but if a gore-tex boot leaks you can send it back for a new pair usually...no matter how far down the road it happens. In this particular boot, without a replaceable sole, I went with the less expensive model because I'm thinking I'll be buying another pair in a few years anyway.
1 year, 8 months ago