Boots Expedition H2OFBR036 1 Review
Our revolutionary adventure boots
hydratex®|Sphere direct lamination
Comfortable, easy to walk in, looks great
Meet the revolutionary Expedition H2O boots; motorcycle footwear like you’ve never seen before. It combines the protection of MX boots but with waterproofing and unsurpassed comfort on and off the bike. They offer top-level armor paired functionality and freedom of movement. There’s no comparison to the current adventure riding boots available on the market. Thanks to the hydratex®|Sphere, we set a new standard for adventure waterproofing in riding boots. Furthermore, the solution to reaching the next level of protection without sacrificing next-level rider comfort was the development of the Dynamic Support Frame (DSF). The REV’IT!|DSF prevents hyper extension of the tendons and muscles. To tighten the boots, we’ve incorporated the unique Boa® closure system to facilitate a perfect fit. It’s also extremely fast in operation and contributes to the overall lightweight characteristics of the Expedition boot. Place the foot in the shoe, push the knob to engage, turn it for the proper adjustment and pull up on the knob for a quick release. Once locked in place, the Boa® reels and laces stay that way. Made from aircraft-grade stainless steel, Boa® laces are stronger per gram than tank armor.
adjustable hook and loop closure
The stretch panel at the calf is covered with a hook and loop pile fastener for an adjustable fit.
Boa® Closure System
The unique Boa® closure system makes for a perfect fit, an extremely fast closure and a very light weight boot. Enter the shoe, push the knob to engage, turn it for the perfect fit, and pull up on the knob for a quick release. Once locked in place the Boa® reels and laces stay that way. Made from aircraft-grade stainless steel, Boa® laces are stronger per gram than tank armor.
rubber abrasion edge
The rubber abrasion edge minimizes damage from everyday use. Be it flying stones and dirt while riding or repeated wear from foot flexion—while crouching next to bike to check the oil, for example—the rubber edge safeguards the boot from damage.
PP insole with integrated shank
To avoid torsion, the sole features a layer of polypropylene, while a reinforced polypropylene rib from the heel to the shank adds extra support for standing on the foot pegs. To ensure walking remains comfortable, the front end of the sole is equipped with grooves for flexibility.
easy entrance pull strap
A heavy-duty pull strap at the calf for ease of entry is made of a webbing that can handle the strongest of tugs.
Vibram® Apex Sole
The combined expertise of the Italian company Vibram® and our in-house developers led to the birth of the revolutionary Vibram® Apex sole. This sole has been specifically developed for adventure motorcycling but offers the comfort of a trekking boot. Its profile features one distinct area for traction, one for braking and one for stability. The surface of the sole is a bit larger providing more comfort while walking. The durable material and construction ensure this sole will last.
Multi-density EVA shock absorbing midsole
Part of the Vibram® Apex sole is the Multi-density EVA shock absorbing mid-sole. As the name indicates, this layer is added to reduce all energy caused by the impact of walking or riding transmitted to the foot and leg and is a great contributor to the comfort of the boots.
silver-ion antibacterial 3D mesh lining
This open-loft three-dimensional mesh enhances the breathability of the boot. An addition layer of silver is added to kill bacteria when it oxidizes, keeping your boots smell free.
anatomically shaped foot bed
The anatomically shaped foot bed has been incorporated to support the foot for both comfort and safety.
The comfort collar is added to products to offer more comfort in crucial places. An extra soft fabric is used for a cozy finish.
- double cuff closure
On the inside the tongue has been stitched to the sides to keep out wind, water and dirt.
- reinforced heel
- reinforced toe
- rubber gear shift pad
- tour fit
SEESOFT™ protection at tongue
The SEESOFT™ protectors reduces the energy transmitted to your leg by the impact of rocks and other road debris that may strike you while riding.
REV'IT!|DSF (Dynamic Support Frame)
The unique, in-house developed REV'IT!|DSF (Dynamic Support Frame) offers maximum levels of protection without sacrificing comfort. The DSF limits hyper extension of the tendons and muscles. The three key components - the calf support, heel cup and stability frame - all work together as one system, allowing you to ride comfortably in any terrain, without worrying about your safety. It also provides flexibility and freedom of movement off the bike.
External TPU Shin Plate
The External TPU Shin Plate provides additional protection in the shin area against impacts of objects and debris.
Leather cowhide nubuck WR finish
Leather nubuck cowhide with the water repellant finish gives your product added protection against the elements.
Superfabric® (felt reinforced)
Superfabric® that is felt reinforced is found in our footwear. It offers more protection against impact and promotes heat retention.
Leather full grain distressed WR finish
Our full grain leather with a distressed, water repellent finish gives your garment a more vintage look and offers additional protection against the elements. No need to sacrifice style for functionality here.
Artificial suede leather
The artificial suede leather provides comfort and softness around top closure of a product.
- PU coated fabric
The hydratex®|Sphere waterproofing technology is laminated directly to the outer shell of our boots. The laminated membrane keeps feet dry and shielded against the elements.
I have been testing a preproduction example of this boot for well over a year and a half. That's a very long time to test a new product and the feed back given and incorporated has helped make this the best boot I've ever worn.
I ride mostly Adventure bikes and dirt bikes. This means I have a set of MX boots for racing and riding my KTM 500EXC and then a touring boot for my Adventure bike. The irony is that the bigger bike really could use the protection of the better MX boot but it's not comfortable to walk in - something you do when your ride all day or tour. After using this boot for several months I decided to try it on my dirt bike and I was impressed. I ended up racing an entire enduro season off road with this boot in place of my MX boot. I crashed, I rode through streams, on hot days, on freezing days and I never once missed my MX boot's protection.
As an adventure boot it is deceptively comfortable. It flexes very well at the ankle fore and aft but gives stability and protection from twisting. The feel of the levers is good like you'd expect of a street boot but protection is solid. I have not worn my MX boots (two pairs!) in almost two years now and will be selling them off as they're no longer needed. This boot does it all for me. On a 1500 mile tour of Oregon the boot was as comfortable as any touring boot I've used and I never felt the need to take them off "for a break" during the long days.
I honestly can't say enough good things about these boots - they do it all.