REV'IT! Rival H2O Boot
Really liking the boots.
I bought these looking for a great waterproof and protection boot. I live in the Seattle area so driver's and weather are a big issue here. The protection is very nice and I feel safer wearing these. As for comfort I rode down and did Christmas shopping. Spent 3 plus hours walking around. Couldn't tell I was walking around in motorcycle boots.
As for waterproofing I have been out in the rain but have not had a huge rain storm roll in yet. I've been out in 37 degree weather and did not feel and wind and my feet stayed warm.
December 23, 2012
REV'IT!'s Kickin' Commuter Boot!
I rode up to work one day and realized I'd forgotten my street shoes which meant I had to wear my boots during my work day. That may be one thing for a desk job, but I'm on my feet eight hours a day. By the time I'd finished my work day I'd forgotten I was wearing my motorcycle boots. I cannot overstate how comfortable these boots are!
Armor in the boots is surprisingly good given how comfortable the boots are. Air flow, however, isn't great, but that's to be expected with any waterproof boot.
The shaft is wider than I'd prefer; there's more than enough room to tuck pants inside the shaft of the boot, but when worn outside the boot my pants don't fall naturally. Be aware that this is simply a personal design preference as it pertains to the boot's styling.
December 21, 2012
Great Waterproof Commuter Boot
The Revit Rival H20 boot was the first dedicated riding boot that I have purchased and I am extremely impressed with the overall quality and comfort. I wanted something that I could use mainly as a commuter boot that I could possibly walk around in but at the same time use it as a weekend ride/walking shoe.
Comfort on the bike is outstanding. It took about a week of riding/walking for the boot to fully break in and after that the boot feels like an extension of your foot. Very comfortable inner liner and easy to put on/take off. The zipper and velcro closure is simple and strait forward.
I have found this boot to be moderate to very comfortable when walking off of the bike. I found the inner liner to be a little hot for all day wear after my calfs/feet began to swet. However, in a cooler environment these boots may be ideal for all day wear.
I have had the opportunity to test the waterproofness of the Revit Rival H20 boots and they performed as designed. In two seperate instances I incountered a light rain and a heavy downpour. The boot blocked all of the water and in combination with my Revit Sand pants kept me dry on the ride home from work.
The only improvement I would like to see for this boot would be upgraded ankle protection. Overall, I have been extremely impressed with the quality, design and function of this Revit boot. I would highly recommend it if you are considering something for commuting, light touring, or longer weekend rides with a walking component.
August 13, 2012
Comfortable, Solid, Dry
These are my first pair of proper riding boots. They fit well with ample padding. There is plenty of room remaining for double/thick socks once the weather cools off. They do not breathe terribly well in my opinion but they keep my feet dry even in steady rain, riding at 45+ mph.
The reflective patch on the back is nice. The pull strap on the rear of the boot is useful. The inner padding is soft even when it's on bare skin (if your socks are too short as mine are in the Georgia summer). After ~300 miles with these boots, they don't show any signs of wear and I'm just starting to break them in.
August 9, 2012
Great boot, would've loved a bigger size
First, I am a boot size 13 and got a 47 which is the largest size vailable. I am used to european brands and 47 generally equates to a 12, but the size chart recommended a 47 as a 13 equivalent, and customer support also advised a 47.
Got the boots an they fit, a little snug in the toes, but after much feeling around with my toes I realized that I had the room, but I was used to moving the tips of my boot by raising my toes, the protection makes it so rigid I can't wiggle my toes and expect the boot to move.
Size and all, they are incredibly comfortable while riding, however, off the bike, either they are not that comfortable, or I need to break them in a bit more. But don't expect too much, since the boot somewhat forces your foot into a riding position, I assume it is part of the protection, and to explain it better, it is impossible to stand on your toes, so you'll be using your heels a bit more that what feels natural while walking.
Now, in regards to the heat inside the boot, I am amazed my feet are not sweaty, even in hot weather I got some damp socks, but my feet were not soggy. Don't know if it is the membrane or the wicking, but the result is great.
It's great to have a technical boot that wears with high comfort.
July 31, 2012
Great product. Getting my money's worth
I just bought these and took them on a 4 day, 1400 mile trip from Richmond, VA to Niagara Falls, ON. They performed very well. While not hiking boots or tennis shoes, they do what they do very well which is keep the water out and you protected. Rode through a good amount of rain without a problem (~4 hours, light/steady rain). Did experience some light vibration through the soles, but nothing too bad. All in all, I'm very pleased with the purchase. Found the lining breathable for what they are. They were very comfortable, and I very much liked the velcro zipper tab, nice work.
June 18, 2012
I purchsed this boot at the suggestion of the Revzilla customer purchase rep. The right boot of my 4 year old waterproof boots started leaking on my ride back from New Orleans. 650 miles of wet foot was not the most comfortable day I've ever spent on the bike, but it is memorable. This was not my first choice but the rep. sold me on the lifetime guarantee of the gore tex brand, and, his assurance of the boots comfort (told me it was the boot he personally wore). I wore them on and off the bike for two days to break them in as I have another trip scheduled for a week from now. These are the most comfortable boots on the bike I've ever owned bar none. Off the bike they are as comfortable as my two pairs of Sidi's. Grip on the pegs and pavement is outstanding. They fit to size and are a bit on the wide side. This will give me the ability to wear a liner and winter sock without the boot feeling to tight when the weather gets cold. The price is very reasonable for the features and comfort you get.
May 21, 2012
Just got a chance to wear these on a 600 mile ride. Temps were in the high 40's to low 50's with a lot of heavy rain for 200+ miles.
My feet stayed dry and mostly warm, so I'd say these boots are a success.
The other reviews are correct in that these boots feel small and a bit cramped in the toe box. I ordered up a size, 44 by RevZillas size chart is a 10.5 mens (I wear a 10 in regular shoes). When I got the boots, on the tongue it said 44 - size 10 mens. So there is a sizing discrepancy somewhere. After wearing them a little while, they stretched out a little, but if I had to do it over again I would got with a 45, which should be a true 10.5 by Rev'Its size standards.
April 30, 2012