Sidi Adventure Rain Boot

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Snowbound, May 12, 2011.

  1. RexBuck

    RexBuck Long timer

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    Have had the Discovery Rain boots for over 2 years. Served me well for over 70,000 km and two big trips. Lots of rain, the odd water crossing and walking in big puddles. One occaision I had damp toes, rest of the time dry as a bone.

    Would recommend the boots, but for me, would like a little stiffer sole and maybe a little more breathing in hot weather. When these are ready to be replaced will likely go with the Adventure Gore-Tex.
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  2. pilesofmiles

    pilesofmiles Retired + Riding

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  3. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I deal with the moisture retention problem by wearing Smartwool PHD compression socks under Smartwool PHD snowboard socks .
    I have been using Goretex products for around 30 years .
    When the Adventure Rains wear out I will look for the new next best thing . But ,I won't "upgrade" to the Adventure Rain Gortex. There will be a better product , by that time .
    I spend a lot of money on foot ware . I am a shoe /boot whore .
    Same with tires . Been through several sets of Heidenau , moving on to the Karoo 3s .
    Glad I started this thread so everybody could vent .


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  4. ChromeSux

    ChromeSux Un-plated and Unscrewed

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    I put baby powder on the outside of my Sidi adventure boots, stopped most of the noise, lasted until the next time i hosed the mud off the boots.
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  5. tonusmaximus

    tonusmaximus maximus

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    so are these boots available anywhere cheaper in U.S. than Revzilla? Desperate for a pair since my combat boots arent armored nor waterproof. Looking at getting the Gore-tex
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  6. pilesofmiles

    pilesofmiles Retired + Riding

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    SIDI Adventure gortex your going pay at least $500.00 and honestly I have not seen them cheaper. Motorcyclesuperstore.com maybe using a coupon you could knock off a few bucks.
    Ask for free shipping....worse they can say is no.

    Good Luck!
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  7. cug

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    Only cheaper way is to get them from Europe.
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  8. max2

    max2 Been here awhile

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    I was pissed to find out they weren't leather...wtf is Lorica, and then they call them "adventure rain", but they aren't waterproof. I bought Sidi's cause I wanted the best. I feel ripped off. The Gortex models weren't available in the US at the time of my purchase. I would have bought the Gaerne Oiled Ballance and saved some money had I known.
    If I spend $400 bucks on boots, I don't want fake leather.

    I have the Sidi SRS Crossfires and love those.

    The Adventure Rain are nothing special, well made but crappy design and material selection. They sit in the closet and collect dust.
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  9. everett

    everett Been here awhile

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  10. MMasz

    MMasz Been here awhile

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  11. 4corners14

    4corners14 Been here awhile

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    Any Customs issues?


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  12. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    I've ordered Sidi Adventures and a Schuberth C3 and never had to pay a customs fee or had issues. My helmet shipped from Italy and I got it the day after I ordered it. The boots took about 10 days from Germany.
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  13. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Hur Sqvarna Du?

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    This is the Sidi ADV rain that I own.

    I can't figure out why anyone would buy, and pay much more, for the goretex version.

    This is an even better looking boot in person. It is very well crafted, got a heavy feel of quality without being "heavy". They take a week or so to brake in, and get used to the left toe and the shifter. Be patient.

    Mine are waterproof, as designed actually. You can tell because if you pour water inside them to the liner level for cleaning them, the water just sits there. Now, water can trickle down into them if it's raining hard or you ride through water.

    I have had mine for a few months, and have hand washed them several times with warm water, vinegar, and laundry detergent and they STILL have a funky smell. Not sure if that is all boots, but it's kind of irritating. Suggestions welcome.

    I did just buy the Gaerne SG11 Mx/Enduro boot, because I changed to heavy off road use and the toe area of the Sidi ADV Rain is not enforced enough to handle higher speed smacks against rocks and roots. I thought about selling these, but will keep instead for riding in areas that don't have toe breaking risk. They are more comfortable for walking around than a mx boot for sure.

    If you are a real ADV rider, you will most likely LOVE these boots as much as I do. And be prepared for strangers to ask about them, because they really look cool.
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  14. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    Wait until you ride in the rain. You'll be changing your tune.
    They are not waterproof or advertised as such.
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  15. TigerTanker

    TigerTanker Hur Sqvarna Du?

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    I have owned them for months. No, don't expect dry feet because rain comes in from the top. But, the boot does hold out water up to the ankle line, where the liner is. I know this for a fact, because when I clean them and put water inside the boot, it doesn't come out. I've also stood in creeks to the water line, and not a drop comes in. For the price, the Sidi ADV Rain is awesome. In my case the only short coming is that I transitioned from ADV to pretty heavy duty enduro, and it doesn't protect my toes enough from rock and roots. So, I've just bought a heavy duty mx boot. But I like my Sidi's so much that I'll keep them for street use and sand dunes.
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  16. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    I have some SIDI Adventure Rains for about 3.5 years now and they are falling apart. Soles are both separating (had one sole repaired for separating 4 months ago and it's starting again as well as the other sole). The boot material at the toes hasn't held up very well either and the sole on my right boot is chewed up from the footpeg. The boots were mostly waterproof until about a year ago.

    I'm mildly disappointed but they were used a lot and saved my ankles a couple times each so there's that. I looked for a cheaper brand but nothing fits my giant calves like these do so I bought a set of the SIDI Adventure Gore-Tex when they were on sale at a local store for $450; I'll be interested to see if they last longer then the Rains.

    If people are interested I can get pictures of the old Rains.
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  17. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    I owned a pair of the rains as well, they were waterproofish for about a year before they started letting water in. They are also made of Lorica (Synthtic Leather), not actual cow, unlike the GoreTex ones. The lorica wasn't as durable for me, and started pulling out stiches which I think let the water in. I tried sealing the seams and treating the "leather" but it didn't work well. I do like everything else about the boot though, so was happy to find the GoreTex ones on sale for less than I paid for the rains. The GoreTex breathes better and hopefully the leather is more durable. From far away the boots look nearly identical (and good, to my eyes).

    For trail riding however, I use Sidi Crossfires. Adventure boots have their place, but riding trails deserves a bit more protection.
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  18. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    Sorry. But if you read my post earlier in the thread, you'll see I wear waterproof pants and jacket.
    No way for water to get through the top.
    If you have water coming in from the top, you're tucking your pants into your boots or your pants aren't waterproof.
    What happens when you're riding is the water comes through the seams.
    It's a combination of riding at speed and the wind.
    You can't stop it.
    You haven't experienced it yet.
    I've tried numerous things to waterproof the seams to no avail.
    Standing in water or filling them with water isn't going to prove they are waterproof.
    Go ride in the rain and check back in.
    Then you can hear me say I told you so.
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