Icon Reign Waterproof Boots
Good, solid product
I wouldn't classify 90 days as "long term", but so far, these boots still look and work like new. They are quite thick and solid for sport touring boots, and I even use them for quick dirt-road blasts on my DR650, and feel they adequately protect without the bulk and hassle of my true off-road boots. My only suggestion would be to increase the size (gauge?) of the zippers, which seem a little on the light-duty side, though neither has failed yet.
September 28, 2015
Saved foot from accident
Cons: Before breaking in the boots they were a bit tight, especially around the edges of the toes. Zippers would occasionally pop open when putting on the boots or walking around, but never while riding. Air flow is very poor - great in the cold but can get sweating in hotter riding weather. gets tiring to walk around in the boots but after breaking in it's bearable to keep them on for long periods. Thick toes so takes some getting-use-to when up-shifting.
Pros: Sturdy feeling boot, rigid heel and toes. Got ran off of the road by a truck, fell off and my motorcycle fell on my left ankle and rolled it. With the boot, I sustained only a type 1 ligament strain, was in a brace and crutches for 1 week then riding again a week and a half after the accident. Had I not been wearing the boot my ankle probably would have been burned and broken by the bike falling on it.
Recommend this book, order a size up though as it is tight. I wear size 10.5 shoes -- 10.5 was tight so I bought a replacement pair at 11 and they seem to be breaking in nicely.
September 16, 2015
Great riding boots
These boots are great for riding. They give the needed support so your foot can relax on the pegs but don't forget you regular shoes when riding as these are not the most comfortable walking boots, if they were I guess they would have called them walking / riding boots....
August 12, 2015
Great boot but is only as strong as its weakest point
The boots came fast and fit very well. They gripped the road very well too. I road through the rain with them and my feet stayed dry. About 2 weeks into owning them the right boots zipper began to be tough to zipper. Eventually i would get it zippered but right when i would move my foot up or down, the zipper gapped open again. Soon it just gapped open right after i zippered it. The zipper teeth are too small.I called Revzilla and with their awesome customer service, they emailed me a return slip within minutes. I went with the TCS X-Five EVO Gore-Tex Boots and am not disappointed at all.
July 15, 2015
So far so good. Overall, good boot. They still feel a bit stiff but I'm hoping that goes away after more use. Otherwise it's a constant reminder you have heavy boots on. Maybe that's normal for real motorcycle boots. I've always gone the cheap route until now. I'm normally a 10.5 shoe, but had to get 11.5 boot to get the zipper all the way up.
RZ customer service is excellent. I originally ordered 11s. RZ swapped them for 11.5 quickly. Good company.
July 6, 2015
I have yet to test out the water proof part but these boot are great in everything except air flow, which is to be expected.
Sizing works out good unlike most of the icon stuff I have bought.
May 11, 2015
Zippers come off track like a train wreck.
I urgently awaited my new Icon Reign Waterproof Boots which came highly recommended by Revzilla in their "2014 Touring and Commuter Boots Buying Guide" video where they were touted as being the best boot in this category at their given price point. The first time I put them on and pulled up the zipper the zipper split right down the middle and came off track in the up position, trapping my foot inside (see photos). After several minutes of struggling with the zipper I was able to get it to lower down and comeback on track. After the initial shock had passed I took a closer look at the other boot, and saw that the other zipper was not merging correctly either.
Now for a little background, I have been using zippers for well over thirty years. Some of the more common zippers I use on a daily basis include pant zippers, jacket zippers and backpack zippers. Although I don't use them daily, I also have experience using zippers of the sleeping bag variety, as well as those belonging to zip-up sweatshirts, duffel bags and duty boots that I use on my job five days a week. Some of the more difficult zippers that I have had the pleasure of zipping and unzipping are the back zippers of form fitting dresses, which admittedly can be very tricky to unzip at times in the dark.
In spite of all of this zipper experience, I still can't manage to get either of these boot zippers to track straightly so as to create the tight waterproof seal that they are supposed to create. These are not the first gasketed/ waterproof zippers that I have owned or used. I am not abusive on my gear and would love for the zippers to work, as the boots otherwise are awesome, but I cannot recommend these boots in any good conscience.
I conducted several zipper pull tests with my foot in and out of the boot and noted that even under the smoothest, straightest and most gentle of pulls that the zippers came off track 8 times out of ten. Please take a look at the photographs.
The zippers appear to be made by YKK, but take that with a grain of salt because they are absolutely garbage. These boots will be going right back and I will be ordering a completely different product.
November 10, 2014
Purchased these boots because they seemed to fit my skinny flat feet OK. The zipper was very stiff to operate and made zipping up difficult. The zipper also did not allow the calf to be cinched up snuggly to my thin legs so the boots chaffed my skin when I walked. I was admonished by the sales person not to use the handles to pull the boots on as another customer had the handle tear apart. The deal killer for me was how wet my got. It felt like the left boot started leaking right over my toes where the shifter contacts. The next day I was going to bring them back to the dealer to get them replaced under warranty but I discovered that the right boot was soaking wet on the inside too. I turned them in for a different brand.
October 18, 2014