Firstgear Kili Hi WP Boot
These are great, definitely waterproof, definitely comfortable on/off the bike, definitely built to last, and definitely going to keep your feet/ankles safe and dry while riding. They're easy to put on-- love the zipper/velcro gaiter. My only complaint is the bottom of the gaiter cover (the leather that pulls over the zipper to velcro closed) tends to stick out a bit, just right where the leather comes together on the seam. It's totally an aesthetic issue, and I only think about it when putting the boots on and taking them off. While riding, the boots are the last thing I'm thinking about, as it should be.
November 10, 2014
The boots are claimed as waterproof, but this is not true in real life (also depend what the Firstgear mean under waterproof?)
I do ride every day around 100 km round trip (Vancouver BC).
Last month of riding October - November rain all days.
The boots were ok for "waterproof" couple rain days, but after that got worse day after day. I've tried to apply "waterproof spray" solution for leather - did not help well. Almost after less than a month sole become loose on some points. 9 month later lose are loose half way from the back.
But if you are riding in dry environment, - this boots are comfortable to wear: ride, walk, stay and they are worm as well. Just not waterproof.
November 7, 2014
Nice Boot for the price
I like these boots so far. They were comfortable out of the box, although I think they'll be more comfortable as they break in. I normally wear a size 11-11.5 and ordered a size 11 per the size chart. They fit fine, but if you have a wide foot, you might want to choose a size up. They are a little narrow for me, but I think they'll loosen up once broke in. I rode in the rain on a commute recently and my feet stayed dry, so check on waterproof. Fit and finish is good and they look like they'll hold up for the long haul.
October 7, 2014
Great looking multifunction boot.
I ordered this and the Roam boot as I couldn't decide without trying them on. Both are very comfortable, but the Kili has the style edge. I also prefer the zip and closure on the inside. Boot is on and off without a hitch. Easy to walk in and just right for riding. I have a vintage Triumph and a Kwack Ninja and wanted something that would look right and function on both. Sizing is good. I wear a 10 med. shoe and normally would get a 44 (10.5) boot, but as Firstgear skips that size, I ordered a 10 (43) and seems to fit fine. Only negatives might be the minimal insole which I replaced. The gearchange pad is a bit glitzier than the one shown and and I had to tone it down. Love the boot's contrast stitching, but polished over it lightly to tone it down some as well. No rainy weather yet so don't know how waterproof. Not worried. Bang for the buck is high. Over all, ticks all the boxes for me. Most other review comments were right on as well which helped too. Of course, turnaround was super fast and return of the Roams was a cinch. Thanks Zilla.
October 6, 2014
These seem to be great boots. They are comfortable and have great support. I have not yet worn them in wet or very cold weather. Highly recommend.
October 6, 2014
I generally wear a 10.5 wide, after reading the reviews I ordered a size 44 (us11). they were snug,(a little tight) when i first put them on, so i ware then around the house for a few hours and they started to relax. after a couple weeks or about about 12 hours of ride time there are pretty comfortable. They do breath better then i expected them to. Haven't hit any wet weather yet.
September 15, 2014
Excellent cost/benefit ratio, good product
I have been using First Gear gloves for more than three years now, and I really like their products. They have excellent cost/benefit ratio, are durable and fulfill their promises.
I decided to have a try at these boots. Regarding boots, I am a TCX fan. I live in Brazil, with hot, humid climate, and I need waterproof boots. The TCX are excellent in that they are comfortable, they breathe and are waterproof.
I can say the same about these boots. The only problem I found was with the fit. You would better choose one size larger, I think it will be perfect. I have wide, high-arched feet, that might be the problem. They are also less flexible than the TCX, but they are very protective.
I use these boots for commuting, so the size is not much of a problem for me.
August 4, 2014
Excellent Boot for the Price
Excellent comfort. I am going to Europe for a month and riding while I am there. I needed a comfortable waterproof boot to walk and ride in. These are definitely the boots I needed. And, at a great price. I wore them all day today, on and off the bike, and hardly knew I had boots on.
Just got them, so I haven't ridden in the rain. But I had my wife spray me with the hose. First with a gentle spray. Then extremely hard (much more forceful that actual driving rain) Sprayed them for several minutes. No leaks. I am happy.
At the same time,I also bought a pair of BMW boots at twice the price. But, after wearing each around the house, I took the BMW boots back. Like I said, I wanted a waterproof WALKING motorcycle boot. The Kili Hi are perfect for my needs. And, they are so comfortable.
Note: On the sizing of the boots: These boots run small, from what I experienced. I initially ordered a size 9 in this boot and it was a European 42. The Tourmaster Solutions (don't recommend this boot) were 9 but European size 43.
So, I had to send the First Gear size 9 back and got a size 10 (43). Revzilla was fantastic on the exchange process.
Anyway, check the US sizing and the European size or call Revzilla. Man, are the Revzilla guys helpful.
Overal, I think I will like this boot for the price I paid.
June 1, 2014