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  • Firstgear Kathmandu WP Boots - Black

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Firstgear Kathmandu Waterproof Boots

The quintessential all-weather, go-anywhere, any-time, any-condition boot. Your feet will love you.

Features:

  • Full leather upper
  • Waterproof-breathable Hipora lining
  • Dual cam-buckle closures
  • Accordion leather fore-arch and Achilles heel panels
  • Hard toe box and shin protection

Sizing Note: RevZilla has found that the these boots run narrow and approximately 1/2 size small.

3.9 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3.5 / 5
Features
3.5 / 5
Comfort
4.1 / 5
Style
4.2 / 5
Air Flow
3 / 5
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3.9 / 5.0
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Awesome and worth it
As with everything I buy, I was torn between these and another option. That option, being the Kili High, also by Firstgear. Being that these were only a tiny bit more, I went with them due to the adjustability of the buckles vs. the one fit of the zipper on the Kili. I haven't tried the Kili so I can't compare them, but I can say with confidence that these aren't going back. They're staying right here with me where I will use and abuse them until I need a new pair.<br><br>Quality seems great but time will tell. I'm not 100% sold on the quality of the buckles but they should hold up fine. They're not meant to be slammed down super tight so if you're doing it right, they should last. Leather is all great quality and they feel slightly broken in from minute one.<br><br>Fit is pretty true to size. I wear an 11 because my left foot is slightly larger than my right. My right foot is just slightly larger than a 10.5. These probably run a hair small but it's not enough to make them uncomfortable. They're not too stiff, either. They feel pretty stiff in the toe box, which is expected, but they flex like they're already broken in at the ankle. So half the break-in is done for you. They're ready to go right out of the box. I don't feel I'll have to walk around in them for hours or days before I'm ready to get on the bike. I have wide feet and no arches, I'm totally flat footed and these are perfect. The arch is low so I can wear them with perfect comfort in the footbed. I'd feel right at home walking around in these for hours off the bike without needing to bring other shoes to change into.<br><br>So they're perfect, right? No. I do have 1 complaint and this really annoys me. There should be a tab or a loop sewn onto the back to help pull them on. They don't go on very easily at first and there's just nothing to grab onto to pull them on. It's really annoying, but not a deal breaker. It's nothing like a new pair of doc martens where a shoe horn, stick of butter, axle grease, wd-40 and a pneumatic press still aren't enough to get them on. It's just a little annoying and ill get over it fast.<br><br>So if you're torn between these and the Kili, you probably can't go wrong with either. Take a shot on the one you like best and if you change your mind, RZ will make the exchange quick and painless. Read my review of the River Road Raider jacket for my experience with their return process. Just remember these are more adjustable, have more shin and ankle protection and come higher up all for like $20 more. Do it.
March 15, 2013
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Mixed impersions
Recieved my boots yesterday. First impersions were positive<br>.<br>Packaging is good.<br>Boots look good.<br>Fit was perfect.<br>Size is on the small side. I usually wear a 10.5 on shoes and 10 on boots. I normally buy brand name high end boots for everything. However, these are my first pair of dedicated motorcycle boots. I order these a size 11 and the fit was perfect. I recommend going up in size not down. I wear shoes and boot in standard width and these boots are perfect for my feet.<br>These are very comfortable boots right out of the box. I believe they will require minimal break in. There's a bit of pressure on the exterior side of one of the boots but not a issue that a little bit of break in will not fix. However, they lack a bit in arch support. Nothing that a inexpensive insole cannot fix.<br>I walk around the house for a few minutes, based on price, fit and comfort I believed these were keepers. Except for one thing.<br><br>Now comes the mixed part.<br><br>After close inspection on the closure hardware, buckles and straps, these are budget minded boots. The rest of the construction is fine for the price. However, when I compare the hardware with other budget minded dedicated sports boots, like ski boots, the hardware could be improved with stronger materials. The straps and buckles on these boots do not look like they can take too much abuse. However, only time and use can tell. I had to remind myself about the great value these boots are compared to other boots in this market.<br><br>Unfortunately...<br><br>This pair had a problem with the locking mechanisn of one of the buckles. The tab under the pivot point of the buckle that locks it down in place is missing. This causes the buckle to lift and open up easily releasing the strap. This seems to be a factory issue in one out of four buckles. I returned them and plan to replace them with another pair to see if this was an issue with this pair only. I will follow up this review once I get the replacement pair.
April 24, 2014
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
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1 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Not so waterproof
I have contacted First Gear to have these boots replaced under warranty (RevZilla's return policy is awesome, but, understandably I can't return these to them since I've worn them). I received the boots two weeks ago and was happy with them until today when, for the first time, they encountered rain. It was a steady rain during my ~10 mile commute and about half-way through I noticed that my left in-step was wet and a couple miles later my right toe area was wet. It was 36F and I am not too happy about the situation. I realize I didn't buy the most expensive boots available, but I bought them thinking that they might actually do what they're advertised to do. These are currently a waste of my time and money. I hope I can revise this review at some point --perhaps I received a faulty pair, but I won't be doing so until the situation is corrected.
November 26, 2013
Ride:
2004 Ducati Multistrada 1000 DS
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
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3 / 5
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1 / 5
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4 / 5
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Very Narrow
I'm not sure why there are so many reviews calling this boot wide, as this is one of the narrowest boots I've tried on in a while. Admittedly, I have wide feet, but I bought up with that in mind. I wear an 11.5 wide, so I got a 12. Too narrow. Okay, makes sense, so I returned it for a 13 - just as narrow, but longer! Seems like a nice boot, but if your feet are at all wide, don't bother.
April 10, 2014
Ride:
2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
1 / 5
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3 / 5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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2 / 5
Plastic Buckle Broke on Second Ride
I know these are budget boots, but I would have expected them to last at least one season.<br><br>While I was out riding (on pavement) with these boots, I felt something flopping around on my right foot. Upon looking down, I saw that the lower buckle and strap were flapping in the wind. I pulled over, thinking that I hadn't gotten the buckle latched properly, when I discovered that the plastic piece that is riveted to the tongue flap had snapped in half, allowing the strap to come off. It does not appear to be repairable because it is riveted, plus half the plastic piece is now missing.<br><br>These boots hadn't even gotten dusty yet.<br><br>As far as fit is concerned, they are marked EUR 45, US size 12. I have found that all of my other boots (work and hiking) are size EUR 46 or 47, US size 12. They fit slightly tight, but I was hoping that would improve as they broke in. A 12.5 would probably be perfect, but they don't appear to come in half sizes,<br><br>The general construction seems good. Maybe the piece that broke on mine was merely a fluke, and was already cracked from the factory.<br><br>HTH,<br><br>Tom
April 2, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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Great Buy!
These are my first pair of motorcycle boots and I must say that I am very happy with these. They are incredibly comfortable and I would not hesitate to ride cross country in these, in fact I p lan on doing just that. The fact that they use buckles and velcro instead of a zipper was very appealing to me and they work together well. The buckles took a little getting used to as far as adjustment. The tread provides great grip and I have no reservations about planting my foot at a stop because I know it is not going to slip. The reason I give them three out of five stars on airflow is because they don't seem to vent at all (which I suppose is to be expected since they are waterproof), so if you are looking for a summer specific boot and you live in Arizona these may not be the right choice, but if you live in the mountains and are frequently ride in colder weather then these are fantastic! They seem to be durable enough to last for years to come. The sizing was right on for my normal shoe size, I don't think you'll need to go up or down if your everyday shoes fit correctly. I definitely recommend these boots.
April 15, 2014
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
2 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Buckle broke on first wear, but was repairable.
Overall I really like the product. It did break on my first wear on one of the buckles. I was able to repair it with superglue and it seems to now hold fine. I like the product.
April 27, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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well worth the money
I bought these for long distance rides but now I wear them almost all the time while riding .They are both warm and comfortable.The fit ,as in the video ,is a little wider which was exactly what I wanted .They fit really good out of the box and are very good for walking with no break in period .Very easy to put on and take off with the velcro and buckle snaps.They dont look as hardcore as some moto boots but are very reasonably priced
February 10, 2014
Ride:
2005 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Air Flow
1 / 5
Nice boot for the price...
First impression... The boot fit is excellent, I wear 10 1/2 and ordered an 11. Overall construction, seems well made, I like the fasteners and Velcro closures, makes getting the boots on and off much easier. There is no arch support or cushioned insole in the boots, so if that is an issue for you as it is me do as I've done an add a gel insole. The boot being mostly leather has broken nicely and feels good on the foot. I would rate these boots as a medium grade boot as far as protection, they are NOT a motocross boot so if you're looking for primarily an off-road boot this is not it. What it is, is a waterproof dual sport boot, think of it as a 70/30 boot. 70% on road, 30% off road. Comfortable and with a good insole you can walk around in them. They are not a $500.00 SIDI boot and the price reflects that. They are a good all around boot that'll keep you feet dry.
January 21, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Solid pair of boots for a very good price
These boots are a very good value. I would categorize them as light duty (read comfortable) adventure style boots. The build quality is good and they were comfortable right out of the box. Protection is intermediate with hard toe and heel cups and padding on the ankles. I would definitely buy them again. I've always had good luck with First Gear products.
December 27, 2013
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RevZilla Store
Price, features, reviews.
Jerry K on Mar 13, 2016
Recommended by friends.
Robert G on May 4, 2015
Price, features, reviews.
Jerry K on Mar 13, 2016
excellent boot
Bruce T on Jan 18, 2016
Recommended by friends.
Robert G on May 4, 2015
work well for moderate off road and street use yes they are water proof.a little wider in the toe is a plus, true to size
paul m on Apr 23, 2015
I wanted a good all around boot that was waterproof. I ride a V-Strom 650 and thought these would be a good fit.
MICHAEL L on Mar 3, 2015
Price, looks, fit and function.
Richard K on Oct 18, 2014
I destroyed the first pair that I purchased in a 50 mph high side crash. My foot was caught under the bike sliding down the road. The boot stayed on my foot while wearing through the leather in two places, to the plastic toe cap. I had no foot injuries, the Kathmandu boot did what it was designed for, protective gear.
Curtis H on Aug 18, 2014
Good fit and great price. Less bulk than armor sport boots but more comfortable.
Matthew H on Jul 31, 2014
These are my first boots and they do the job. I'm cool with their performance for now, but as my riding matures, I know I'll be moving onto other, higher performing boots.
Christopher A on Jun 24, 2014
Sweet
V O on Apr 13, 2014
Price and reviewers' comments.
L E on Feb 23, 2014
The ability to be able to watch the video convinced me on the product. In addition the 10% and free shipping as well as the future discount are fantastic, I will be back in the near future. Thanks Larry
Larry P on Feb 19, 2014
I have a lot of First Gear products and have been impressed with their quality. I was looking for a waterproof Dual/Sport boot and thought I'd give them a try.
John H on Jan 11, 2014
I have chosen these for their advertised width and comfort off the bike. I do touring and have wanted a higher styled boot to cover my shins. These sound like the best bet to purchase.
David T W on Jan 5, 2014
This is my first pair of motorcross boots. I recently went from riding a Harley 883 to a Ducati 696. My current motorcycle boots get "stuck" in the shifter (because of the heel.) I'm hoping since these don't have a heel and they're designed for motorcross, they'll be a bit better on the Duc.
John J on Oct 3, 2013
excellent boot
Bruce T on Jan 18, 2016
work well for moderate off road and street use yes they are water proof.a little wider in the toe is a plus, true to size
paul m on Apr 23, 2015
What is the height of this boot from the floor?

thanks
Brad T on Feb 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 13 1/2 inches
Why would anyone invest in boots that do not have hard malleolus protection? My reason for shopping for for boots today is that I'm sitting here in a cast after breaking my ankle in a mild dual sport crash. I was wearing boots with no hard malleolus protection.
RichardBronosky on Oct 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Stop whining and buy what you want.