The Adventure Rider’s equipment demands are a unique combination of requirements that are as diverse as the roads and trails they travel. Protection for rugged off-road trails. Abrasion protection for asphalt surfaces. All-day comfort for touring. And, for boots specifically, walk-ability for when off the bike, or in some cases, pushing it. Idaho-based KLIM’s entry into the adventure segment promises to meet these kinds of demands without compromise, and in style.
The Adventure GTX boots carry a long list of features to achieve the necessary versatility that this segment requires. The boots are, naturally, waterproof, using the ubiquitous GORE-TEX technology, along with a moisture-wicking, breathable liner. The insole is also moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, and “gel-stable”, and a spare Ortholite® insole is also included. Underneath that is a polycarbonate lasting board, in place of the more typical cardboard construction.
On the outside, the boots use the BOA® fit system with the dial located in the rear of the boot to help keep it clear of debris, as well as a buckle across the ankle area and Velcro in the calf closure. The shin, toe, and ankle areas are reinforced for protection, and there is also a shifter plate for durability.
There is also added safety in the form of 5mm XRD® impact protection foam in the ankle and on top of the mid-foot. For durability and grip when on the pegs or off the bike, the boots feature a Michelin rubber outsole. For walking comfort, there are flex zones in the ankle and Achilles areas.
MX boots provide plenty of protection, but are bulky and uncomfortable for walking. Touring boots have great comfort and walk-ability, but lack ruggedness and protection for trail riding. For the best of all worlds, the KLIM Adventure GTX boots tick all the right boxes. For more information, visit klim.com.