Firstgear Kathmandu WP Boots
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
Good for touring/commuting
These are a pair of well made, good looking boots that can be used for touring, commuting and some amount of off-roading. I usually wear a size 43 if D width or 45 for regular width. Ordered a 44 in this. Good fit, though it required a little bit of breaking in. Very comfortable to ride whole day long and then walk around in.
November 10, 2013
Comfy boots, nice and wide. Waterproof. Seem to be well made and they won't break the bank. They have done well over a wide range of temperatures.
November 4, 2013
I have ridden with this boot on my F800GS in all conditions except snow. But pretty close. I bought this boot for the waterproof aspect and am completely satisfied. I rode in the rain for 3 hours straight with temps 38-42F and my feet were completely dry after the 6 hour total ride. Pavement, gravel and mud. At those temps, thermal socks are needed. My feet got a little cold wearing the winter sockz. I wear a size 10-10.5 in regular shoes and ordered 11 in the Kathmandu. Perfect. A little room for thermal socks. These boots are very comfortable for all day riding. But on the flip side, not much side support. They aren't a full on dirt bike boot. But great for what they are.
November 4, 2013
If Batman were a rider - this would be his boot
I cannot believe how fast I got the Kathmandu boots. I am a tactical operator, (assaulter position) and my foot has been in so many boots from well drilling fields, to the Corp, to now - it's silly. This boot fits like spray on pants positioned so some hot chick jumping off a roof could launch herself into! Very little break-in time, very big this-is-my-boot time! Looked all over and "Revzilla" was the ONLY one that stepped up to my size, availability, and turn-around. Thank you Kathmandu and Revzilla.
October 7, 2013
good boot for the money
Anthony's video review stated width was a little wide, d-e, fits my little wide d-e foot great, water proof worked for me as I rode away with cool dry feet after standing in a creek ankle deep shooting pics.these may be light duty light adventure style boots that seam to work well for me.
September 9, 2013
Very comfortable Boot
These are very comfortable boots for walking around after you get off your motorcycle. They provide Excellent wet weather protection. This boot is very breathable for a waterproof boots I have not noticed a lot of excess sweating inside wicks moisture away from your foot. You can wear this boot inside your jeans or outside jeans it looks good both ways. I bought a pair boots prior to this one and the toebox was way too big was not comfortable underneath my shifter. This is a very nice toebox and very comfortable underneath the shifter and on the brakes. I highly recommend these boots For somebody who wants an all around good boot with some versatility
September 2, 2013
Good value for the money
I was looking for a boot that protected well off road but also would make a nice touring boot on the highway. I liked the way the Kathmandu was easy on and off and didn't restrict my foot movement around the shifter and brake pedals. It was protective but not restrictive. An excellent value and well made product!
August 26, 2013