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Old 04-06-2014, 09:21 AM   #1
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BMW Gravel boots help please

I am about to get $500 worth of free BMW apparel with my new bike, anyone using them?
are they REALLY waterproof?
any feedback would be greatly appreciated
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:40 PM   #2
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The genuine Goretex membrane should certainly make them waterproof.

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Old 04-06-2014, 03:46 PM   #3
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The genuine Goretex membrane should certainly make them waterproof.

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:12 PM   #4
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have you used them?
Goretex carries a guarantee from the maker of the membrane.

If it fails you during the life of the item, they will repair, replace, or refund it.
http://www.gore-tex.com/remote/Satel.../our-guarantee

I've used the guarantee enough times with out any real hassle that I would take stock in the brand. The only way you're getting wet is to get water over the top... Any other way and you send it back.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:50 PM   #5
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have you used them?
I've had a pair of BMW Gravel boots for a few weeks. Still breaking them in, but they've been very comfortable out of the box. The ankle is pretty stiff, so it's taken some time to learn to get my toe under the shifter. (Plus the plastic toe cap adds protection, but takes away some feel of knowing where your toes are when shifting.)

Note that I own a pair of well worn Sidi On-Road boots and wanted boots with Gore-tex and more protection. I tried on the Alpinestars Toucan boots and they just didn't fit my feet. The Gravels checked a few boxes and are good balance between a Road and Offroad boot (90/10) for me.

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Old 04-29-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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I have a pair and they are very nice right out of the box! You get what you pay for here. First Class Boots, feel good.
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Old 04-29-2014, 01:06 PM   #7
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I suggest spending the money on a jacket or pants.

I think you can get better boots form Sidi/Garne - whereas - BMW jackets and pants are tough to beat.

Just a humble thought.
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:51 PM   #8
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I just gor a pair of bmw city2 pants and they are great!

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Old 04-29-2014, 04:14 PM   #9
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I suggest spending the money on a jacket or pants.

I think you can get better boots form Sidi/Garne - whereas - BMW jackets and pants are tough to beat.

Just a humble thought.

Seconded, I think your money goes further on boots outside of BMW.

My general opinion is that boots need not be waterproof necessarily, so long as the pants are well waterproofed, and you treat the boots appropriately they stay dry inside a long time as only a small amount of boot is exposed - guess this depends on the bike you ride too, my boots are usually pretty covered behind the engine while at speed, and the pants cover most of the boot's shank.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:06 PM   #10
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My BMW gear includes - might seem like a lot but I have a family member that works for BMW NA.

- Streetguard Suite. Great gear from freezing to mid 80 degree mark
- Perforated RR Leather jacket. For 80+ temps
- Atlantis Pants.
- City two pants

All are awesome and miles ahead of any other brand I have looked at and I have looked at them all.

Boots are:

- Sidi Adventure Rain (no gore model) Awesome boots - truly the only boot you need
- Sidi Clever Air

If I had a $500 apparel credit, I would go for a jacket, their top of the line gloves or maybe citi pants.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:53 PM   #11
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i just gt a pair with

my new GSA and they fit inside my jeans and after a 10 mile ride I am very happy with them.
I need Gore-Tex I ride in PNW al year round and do not want to buy 2 pairs of boots.
Thank you for all your feedback, it is greatly appreciated.
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Only some of top end BMW gear are good. If you can get them when they are on sale, then you can pick up at worth the money price (still expensive). Regular pricing is way over the top.

Sidi Goretex Adventure, if you want top of the line " grave" boots is a better deal in protection, style and wallet terms. Get them from EU countries for less than $400 US landed. Bikerland, Moto in & FC Moto sells them.
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My bmw boots were less than $400

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