Icon Reign Waterproof Boots
Last year I won $500 worh of Icon gear through Revzilla and I was in need of some cold weather boots. I ordered these boots and right away I noticed that they are very stiff and the zipper sticks. So I used them for about a half a winter hoping that they would break in, but no such luck. The zipper got worse and split and the boots were just as stiff as the day I ordered them.
I excanged the boots due to warranty issues with the zipper. (By the way Revzilla was great during the exchange process! No hassle and sent me a shipping lable for the return and I got my replacement boots fast!) When I get my new set of boots the zipper started jamming after my first ride.
On the up side, they are nice too wear and if the zipper works your feet stay dry.
I can't cry that much because I didn't pay for them but I can't recommend them at all.
November 25, 2013
Almost forget you're wearing them
These are my rain/winter boots and they are insanely comfortable. Even tucking my jeans into them they zip up easily. I did end up with the first pair being too small, but half a size up was the perfect fit. I've been surprised at how much my feet don't sweat when I'm wearing these, even in weather up to 70 degrees. There's not enough flex to be wearing them all day walking around, but they feel fantastic while riding.
October 20, 2013
I got these boots for my MSF class and was pleasantly surprised how nice they are. The pulls are nice, the Velcro and zipper are nice, the quality is great. All around a good boot. Haven't had the chance to test how waterproof they are.
My only complaints, which are very minor, are the waterproof zipper and the width. Sometimes the zipper doesn't seal properly which may affect how waterproof these boots are. They also feel a tad narrow for my feet, but I do have wider than average feet.
Overall though, this is a great boot.
October 20, 2013
Hard to put them on but once you do it it's an armor!
I have just get them. First impression very good - good, rigid, cool style. Pretty hard to put them on, at least for me. I wish it was wider little bit. Hopefully leather will stretch little bit. I do recomend this product! Especially at this price!
Any tips how to make it wider???
September 25, 2013
Very "rugged," a little hard to get into, and a little stiff.
Definitely not something to wear all day when walking or after arriving at your destination. Very rugged and well made, seems very protective (let's hope to never find out), and overall a good combo of features for the price for someone not looking to spend $$$$. Size seems spot on. I am usually 11.5 to 12 and the 12 fit fine.
August 27, 2013
Kept my feet dry
They run a bit snug, so get a 1/2 or full size size up. They're great rain boots. Can't wear with pants in the boots because they're hard to close without zipper popping open. Have to wear with pants over the boots. Wish I had ordered next size up. Most important though, was caught in a serious downpour and my feet stayed nice and dry.
May 14, 2013
Seems well built but not perfect, VERY comfortable, runs a tiny bit small.
I ordered these because I couldn't order the Gaerne waterproof ones I wanted, and because I couldn't cough up $250 for Alpinestars SMX-5's. Received them and tried them on, and first impression I was generally impressed.
The cut of the leather isn't perfect, it's a little off in some spots, but nothing disgusting by any means. Over the whole boot, it seems acceptable, or even good, for the price. They look nice, and I ordered in grey because they more or less matched my jacket and black is boring.
Now, I had previously bought and returned a pair of AWFUL (now that I compare it) Joe Rocket Honda-branded boots at a dealership, and they were:
- not leather, the vinyl was already cracked in several places
- kind of ugly
So compared to that, the Reign's are great. I'm usually a size 9.5, so when I got these I just ordered that size based on reviews saying they're true to size. They are actually quite small, I was surprised at how compact they are. Slipping them on, it's a bit tight to zip the zipper up, and I'm a little afraid that after good use the zipper will break, so I try to reduce pressure on it as much as possible when I put them on. You'll want to step up at least half a size, probably a full size if you want to be able to slip your pants inside, if you have sport leather pants. My Scorpion Deuce pants obviously go over the top.
However, once they're on, they feel super comfy, and they are honestly even what I'd call plush. Walking around is easy and comfortable. Once the leather's molded to my shape and broken in, it'll get even better. Obviously, they'll get hot, with no venting, but I haven't tested them on a ride yet.
Bottom line, would've gotten a half-size up (half sizing is a great idea, btw), and gone with a 10. Other than that, putting them on carefully I reckon these should last me a good 2 years. If they're as waterproof as they say they are, great boot.
April 23, 2013
Great boots! Order large!
I received these boots a couple days ago. The boots look great and I love all the protection features.
That being said, I sold them to my neighbor and will be ordering a different brand. There are a couple things to take into consideration when ordering these boots.
1. They run small. I typically wear a size 10 in Nikes, I ordered a size 10 boot and had to struggle just to get my foot in them, there was no way it would zip up. My neighbor wears a size 8.5 to 9 in normal shoes and the boots fit him great. I would recommend ordering a FULL size up in this boot from what you normally wear.
2: If you are a vertically challenged rider as I am (5'7"), these boots will make it difficult for you to get up on your toes as they are preformed.
All that being said, these are great boots. They look great and appear to be well constructed. Just know what you're getting into.
April 20, 2013