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post #1 of 38 Old 02-16-2011, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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Sidi Adventure Rain boots - anybody have them?

I've been looking at the Sidi Adventure Rain boots. I like how the upper part is velcro and not latches.

Does anybody have these boots that can give any feedback?

I've been using my old Matterhorn waterproof combat boots forever.

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.... and if you could post what your paid and where, that would be cool. i am thinking about getting these boots too, but my local stealership wants $640 plus tax.

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.... and if you could post what your paid and where, that would be cool. i am thinking about getting these boots too, but my local stealership wants $640 plus tax.
$640? Wow that is expensive. You must be talking about the Gore-tex waterproof ones. They are over $600.

I'm looking into the non gore-tex ones. They run $375 everywhere that I can find them. They call them Adventure Rain boot, but only advertise them as water resistant.

I tried a pair on today at a place called Motostrano in Redwood City, CA. They have a website. They only had a size 10 but suggested I try them on. I'm usually a 9 or 9.5. They were too big. They are getting a shipment tomorrow with my size so I'm headed back to check them out tomorrow or Monday. They look rad. I've been wanting a decent pair of motorcycle specific boots forever. Tax refund is sort of burning a hole in my pocket.

I found quite a few threads about them over on ADV.

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I ordered and received the SIDI Adventure Rains (non Gore-tex) from Revzilla this week and found that my normal size (13/48) was a bit large, so I ordered a second pair 1/2 size smaller (12.5/47) to compare them. Should be here mid next week. Chris at Revzilla has been very helpful. Paid $375 but received $15 in-store cash. Just looking at the boots they seem to be of excellent quality. Not too heavy, all buckles work well and are replaceable, not like wearing ski boots at all and like Cabrito mentioned, they look rad - man! Looking forward to giving them a workout.
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yeah i plan on the gortex. my area is rain not snow, and my bike trips always seem to land in september showers. but $600 bones is a lot of cash for boots. just seems out of control to me. i get that they are really well built boots, but come on.

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The price for the gore-tex is way extreme.

From the reports on ADV the basic model seem pretty good in the rain. I'm sure there are a lot of cheaper boots that would be water proof.

I think that the $375 price is too steep, but I've got this tax refund burning a hole in my pocket and I've always wanted a nice pair of real MC boots.

The Combat boots that I wear are water proof and it's been great to ride in the rain and be able to take them off and have dry feet.

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Somehow, SIDI seems to hold the line at $ 375 US on the Adventure Rain Boots; all Google hits quote that price.

Fortunately, my local dealer give club members a 20 % discount across the board . . . MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

Yet . . . can't bring myself to spring for 'em; bought a pair of closeout O'Neal Elements at Pep Boys for $ 20 . . . maybe the additional protection's worth the difference in price.

I have hurt my ankle in a fall with the Elements; would the hinged joint of a robust pair of SIDI's or equal have prevented the injury? If I knew, for sure, yes; I'd pay $ 500 for 'em.
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Bought them yesterday

Okay, I sprung for them.

The first thing that came into my mind as I drove off with them was that I AM A TOTAL POSER! Why the heck would I drop this sort of coin on boots?? Mostly because I'm getting a pretty good Tax refund and I've never had a real pair of MC boots. I do have a pair of MX boots but they do not work for everyday riding. Also, since I'm planning on more off pavement riding I wanted something a little tougher than my Combat boots for ankle protection and shin protection. These seem like a nice dual purpose boot.

Another feature that I like is that the top flap just velcro's and does not have latches so that you can get your pants over them easier. I'd met a guy last year that has them and noticed that singe feature.

They sure look cool too.

The fit for me is really good.

Now if it would just stop raining....

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Dude they're rain boots, go out and ride in the rain and test them out.
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Dude they're rain boots, go out and ride in the rain and test them out.
I've actually been thinking about that. Of course I have a ton of excuses, like the fact that I have to move two cars to get my bike out of the garage.

I also want to take a rain ride because the bike stalled unexpectedly last week when it started to rain. It started right back up, but it was weird.

The funny thing about them is that they are only advertised as water resistant. The Gore-tex version is twice the price.

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