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Old 06-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #31
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Doesn't make a difference to me at this point . I have a lot of hard miles (both walking and riding) .
How is the return policy if you buy them overseas? I just returned a pair of SRS Crossfire 2 boots to Revzilla with relative little cost or trouble .


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Old 06-15-2013, 06:04 AM   #32
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When I was at RevZilla buying these boots, I was told they are waterproof.
Either the salesperson lied, or does not know his products.
And it's ridiculous that Sidi would make the same boot two different ways and name it the same.
My boots simply say Sidi Adventure.
There is no other name or indicator on my boots.

The salesperson didn't know their product. MotoNation, who at the time of the thread I mentioned earlier was the sole importer of these boots, was pretty clear about the fact that the boots weren't waterproof and explained why it was so expensive to import the GoreTex™ version of the Adventure.

What's funny is inmates were arguing with him claiming that they were waterproof and they just didn't want to say it for "legal" reasons.
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:24 AM   #33
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I have the SIDI Discovery Rain Boot. I am not nave enough to believe any boot is completely waterproof no matter who or what claim is made. I myself like the other knowing inmate, properly prep my boots with mink oil and seam sealer. I have yet to make the test in standing in the creek, how ever in a 4 hour ride in a heavy downpour my feet were dry. If I was unlucky enough (or dumb enough in my case) to ride longer in the pouring rain I would say I deserve to have wet feet. Overall I have no complaints about my Sidi's. They have kept my feet dry when I needed them to be.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:58 AM   #34
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All the noise goes away if you just mink oil the boots...lasts at least 18 months...then do it again


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I have had theses boots for a year now, love 'em. For riding. I find them OK If your just standing around for a bit. But if you gotta do some walking, they are noisy and, well they are riding boots, not walking boots. But good choice. I hope you like them too!

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Old 06-16-2013, 09:07 PM   #35
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Mink Oil

I'm assuming the mink oil goes all over the boot, including the seams?
Then the seams are followed up with seam sealer after?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:38 PM   #36
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Mink oil all over, BUT, I did not seam seal. I think if you believe you need to seam seal, you might want to do that first and then mink oil...all leather and make sure you get underneath the plastic. Then you can sneak up on a ninja




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I'm assuming the mink oil goes all over the boot, including the seams?
Then the seams are followed up with seam sealer after?
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:41 PM   #37
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Mink oil all over, BUT, I did not seam seal. I think if you believe you need to seam seal, you might want to do that first and then mink oil...all leather and make sure you get underneath the plastic. Then you can sneak up on a ninja
Well according to what I have read, the boots aren't even leather, they are Lorica?
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:33 AM   #38
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I'm happy with my Goretex boots. Totally waterproof, I do need to oil them tho, they're not exactly quiet right now...
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:19 PM   #39
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On the "Rain" version, you only need to mink oil the leather. Mink oil doesn't do anything for the Lorica.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:56 PM   #40
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On the "Rain" version, you only need to mink oil the leather. Mink oil doesn't do anything for the Lorica.
So which part of the boot is leather and which part is lorica?
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #41
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Discovery Rain

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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Old 06-18-2013, 12:52 AM   #42
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Thumbs up on SIDI Adventure rain! I like mine. In the hot summer months I usually wear these;
http://www.sheplers.com/Mens/Mens-Co...FWRp7AodpVEAHQ

I put the "SIDI Bakes" as a friend of mine calls them away until cooler riding temps return...SIDI Bakes are just too dam hot for 90 degree riding temps.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #43
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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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Old 06-18-2013, 08:04 PM   #44
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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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Old 06-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #45
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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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