Gaerne G-Adventure Boots
Fits a bit narrow at the toes. Hot for summer Texas riding but feet do stay dry.
July 14, 2014
Seems decent after a month of use.
Supposed to be waterproof. A 20 minute steady rain and my feet were dry. COnclusive? No. Promising? Yes. Looking forward to seeing how waterproof, althhough that means a long ride in the rain which I am not looking forward to. Also, the size I got is a 12. Ideally I wear an 11 1/2 EEE. But the 12 works.
The one gripe is the top buckle. The buckles are cam latches. For some reason, the top one is mounted in a way that it sometimes opens back up and I have to fiddle with the boot to get it to stay shut. Attached picture.
June 21, 2014
Great boot for short money
I love everything about these boots... EXCEPT: the buckles are terrible. Difficult to fasten, don't stay fastened. A couple times the adjustable end of the buckle has come out of the boot and needed to be reinserted... Never while buckled, but like I said, they can sometimes come unbuckled and I'm a little paranoid about losing the piece. I may look at having the buckles replaced. I love everything else about theses boots: break in fast, look pretty good, seems like decent protection, comfortable to walk in (wore them fore about 4 days straight recently on a trip, pretty good), waterproof (wore them in a pretty good downpour, stayed dry). I like them. My current go-to boots.
June 11, 2014
My first ride with the boots was 120 km and they were perfect!
June 2, 2014
Boot performed well
Bought the boot for a trip to Costa Rica. I was worried it would be too hot for the climate, but it worked pretty well. A few stream crossings went well, (because the seal goes all the way to the top of the boot) Great walking flexibility but solid arch under foot was good for standing riding. Buckles held up fine. Would like to see replacements easily available though.
May 26, 2014
Nice looking product
Boots are tight fitting for my size. A bit narrow and the steel toe box is low and tight as well. I have about 900 km on them now and they are getting better. Water proofness is a for sure. Got caught in a bit of a downpour that turned into snow and it never got wet inside the boots.
May 12, 2014
Excellent, Well Made Boot
I upgraded to these boots after returning a defective pair of Firstgear Kathmandus and couldn't be happier with that decision. The G-Adventure fits like a glove and is very comfortable right out of the box but are very sturdy. The buckles have a positive lock and give a good range of fit.
The traction is great and the boots have just the right amount of flex for walking while being supportive. I don't intend to test these in a crash but they seem to be a good bit of insurance for a decent price.
May 9, 2014
Every feature works as advertised
After 2 weeks of break in riding they fit comfortably. They were a bit stiff to start with after a few water crossings and a hike in the snow they loosened up. The buckle closures can be a bit difficult but it could be operator error. I have them adjusted better now and have no problems. If your calves are large you might be a bit tight on the top buckle. I am wearing them as my daily boot now and am glad I choose them. The lugged sole is very grippy on the pegs. Great for off road use.
May 4, 2014