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Old 02-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #16
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I just wonder if in a year, they'll still waterproof. I guess only time will tell.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:40 AM   #17
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right, I have the same concerns, 5 year warranty on materials and workmanship, if they let water in, Ill return them.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:12 PM   #18
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My verdict: Not waterproof.
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:31 PM   #19
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My verdict: Not waterproof.
And you'd be correct!!! I did 4 days in moderate to heavy rain last week riding home from northern Quebec. The boots are still damp 6 days later.

Even though my feet got wet, I'd still say the boots did an OK job for the price. It was an epic rainfall and they stayed dry for the first day. If you're looking for a boot that will keep you dry for the commute or a day trip, these are ok. For anything more, I think you would need to step up in quality and materials (Sidi or Forma etc...)
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Old 09-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #20
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That really surprises me, from what I have experienced with these Bilt copy boots.
Maybe If I had more miles on mine they would have opened up and let water in too.
But they are too damn small for me to wear though, so I never wear them, planning to exchange them now that they offer them in size 14 at cycle gear.

I cant imagine a better boot, bought NEW for $49 ( they are $79 currently) still though.

Ive got boots that were advertised as waterproof, and nearly $300 new, that are not waterproof either, so I am starting to just doubt the concept.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:34 AM   #21
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I just received the First Gear version. First ride today. Here in the Great South West days of rain is usually not an issue, Usually.
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