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What do you guys think about these boot covers for riding in the rain? Should I just save for waterproof boots? I plan on commuting to work and back even when it rains. I already have some alpine star smx-r's for dry weather.
07-02-2009, 11:39 AM
Get some waterproof boots and you should be good to go.
10-28-2010, 05:14 PM
Did you ever try the boot covers, or did you just get some waterproof boots? I'm thinking of buying some boot covers for emergency rain use only.
10-28-2010, 07:45 PM
I was looking to get something like this to block the cold air from traveling up the leg. Don't really want to spend the coin on new boots right now. Anyone use something like this for blocking cold?
10-29-2010, 10:41 AM
It got down to 38*F this morning and was about 45*F when riding into work. I have some cheap ski-pants that I use when snowboarding. I wore those over some jeans. The little powder skirt (inside at bottom of pants) has an elastic band with grippy rubber on the inside of the band. That thing will go around your boots and stay put. I'm very cold natured, and I didn't feel any air going up my leg. My ride was mostly highway at about 70-80 mph for 29 miles.
The ski-pants were about 20 or 30 dollars last year. I want real motorcycle insulated overpants, but finding some that fit over my regular pants AND are the right length seems to be a problem. So, if you want a cheap fix, the ski-pants will do that. I still wear knee/chin guards underneath the ski-pants though. They would shred quickly in a crash.
I tried on some boot covers last night, the Motocentric ones, but they are not grippy on the front part, on the bottom, where it goes over your toes and ball of your foot. Since I can't flatfoot boot feet, I thought they would be unsafe for me if it was raining. The back end of them is open though. So, if you could flatfoot both feet at the same time, I would have bought them.
10-29-2010, 11:58 AM
I use rubber boot covers from BikeBandit. No waterproof boots for me. I have waterproof gloves and I hate it when I sweat in it. Mine's been working great.
And I'm fine with the cold using my regular boots, there isn't much time riding in sub 30 anyway due to road condition
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