REV'IT! Rival H2O Boot
They are not waterproof!
First let me say that these boots are comfortable but are on the small side (I take North American 10.5 usually) so I got the 10.5 and its tight. I have used them for two seasons but it was only this summer that my buddies and I went to Atlanticade Rally (Prince Edward Island) and ran into heavy rain on the way there. I was wearing a rev-it Sand Jacket and pants and these worked exceptionally well and kept me dry. The "H2O" boots were another story. The front part of the boot (front part of the ankle) where your pant would rest and where the boot has that soft material, I guess to allow it to bend when you walk, allowed all the water that ran off the front of my shins to flow right into the boot. By the time we got to the ferry terminal I must have had over a cup of water in each boot. This front part acted more like a sponge and had no water repellent properties whatsoever. These boots are NOT WATERPROOF and should not be advertised as such. If I had not worn these for almost two seasons before finding out they were not waterproof I would have asked for a refund and got another pair that was actually waterproof. Nice looking and well fitting boot (small) but NOT WATERPROOF.
October 8, 2013
I wanted something that was all season, waterproof, and offered a lot of protection and these do nicely. I've worn them on hot as well as days in the 50s and they are comfortable either way. I normally wear a size 12US and the size 46 fits pretty well with enough room to wear heavier socks on cool days.
September 22, 2013
Great pair of commuting boots!
The Rev'It Rival H2O boot fit very comfortable and offer plenty of protection. They do keep your feet ventilated, even during 90*F++ weather. They look nice and I can wear them all day. No problem!
September 2, 2013
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