Forma has just released a new version of its popular ADV boot, the updated Adventure HDry.
From the outside, the HDry boots don’t look that different from Forma’s previous Adventure boot line; the buckles look the same, and so does just about everything else. The difference between the older boots and the new design is the waterproof lining.
Previously, the Adventure boots had an OutDry waterproof liner; the new HDry design uses direct lamination. The waterproof liner is directly applied to the outer leather of the boots (“3D laminated to the upper”, says the website), instead of functioning like an inner bootie. This is supposed to stop the boots from getting as waterlogged when riding in soggy conditions; in theory, it may also result in longer-lasting waterproofing, although it would take considerable usage to be sure of this. Forma’s website says the new HDry waterproofing is still breathable, like the old OutDry design.
Forma’s older Adventure line is still available in short and tall sizes, but the new HDry line is only available in a tall boot, at least for now. The HDry boots are made in Italy, with full-grain oil-treated leather uppers, injection-molded plastic armor, adjustable buckles, and dual-density rubber sole. There’s a felt midsole, and “Anti-bacterial replaceable footbed with A.P.S. (Air Pump System) and personalized microfiber covering,” whatever that means. They come with a 12-month warranty.
Forma’s website has the boots listed in Euro sizes 38 to 49, and only available in brown. There’s no MSRP there, but Revzilla has them listed at $339 US. For the sake of reference, the previous Forma Adventure full-length boots cost $279 at Revzilla.