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.
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.