Icon Reign Waterproof Boots
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
Only water resistant - good protection
I've had these for about 2 years now and I wore them on my whole 10k mile roadtrip across the US.
I'll hit the highlights:
Protection - I crashed in Oregon and had no damage to my feet and smashed my right toe against the ground. I think it dragged too. No damage to my feet, bruising, or discomfort. Woot Woot. I wasn't going that fast but I probably would have broken toes or worse in normal boots or sneakers and that would have ended my trip. Still got em and not worried about protection.
Comfort - once they break in it's very comfy on the motorcycle and comfy enough to walk around in/hang out at a party or bar. Sweat wicking works pretty well too.
Style - the black doesn't stand out and they fit under jeans. It doesn't have the power ranger look which is nice but don't expect any compliments either.
water resistant not water proof! After a couple hours of riding in rain or a short period of time in a downpour and your feet and gonna be soaked through. Whether they have a coating that wore off or simple wear and tear I don't know. I do know that I was putting them under hand dryers in Subway along the entire state of Indiana and shoving my feet in garbage bags though. Not a deal breaker but for touring there are better options.
Overall I like them and for the price and they do their job well. Debating getting another pair.
August 16, 2014
Best boot for the money
This boot has been fantastic. The fit and style is perfect for any sports bike. I ride a Ninja 250 and feel extremely confident pushing it to the limits while wearing these boots.
The shift paddle protection is a nice addition as well. Makes shifting feel very solid.
I've had these boots for 90 days and they've already saved my feet more than once. While riding on the highway some tire debris got kicked up and flew right into my shin. Because of the boots I didn't even flinch.
Great boots, great looks, great price.
July 21, 2014
Good first boot.
I purchased these because I liked the styling and saw that they are waterproof. I have put roughly 1300 miles on the boots and they still look great. Ventilation is fine after you begin moving, my feet are rarely uncomfortably hot in this crazy Georgia weather. I have not had any problems with the boots slipping on uneven or wet surfaces, and it is easy for me to manipulate the foot controls with the boots. I purchased the boots a half size larger so I could buy an aftermarket insole, but I have yet to buy one. Overall a great product that I recommend to anyone who is looking for a boot like this. Be wary these are my first riding boots so I may be a bit biased, but I have tried to keep it unbiased.
Hot when not riding/moving.
July 14, 2014