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Old 01-10-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Keeping hands and feet dry...

So after riding to work in the pouring rain this morning I finally ordered the Barkbusters handguards I've been wanting (hands & feet were soaked, everything else was warm & dry).

Now what to do about the feet? Is there some sort of gaiter or slip cover for my boots? Should I just get waterproof boots for rainy days?

How do you guys keep your feet dry?
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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I've been using waterproof boots for quite a while . . . .

If you've got a pair of boots that are not ready to be replaced, SealSkinz makes sock that are waterproof, though they will not be your firned on hot days when your dogs sweat ;-}
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:55 PM   #3
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GoreTex or SnoSeal.

In a pinch you can always try the old "plastic grocery bag inside boot" trick.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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over boots both shed water and provide an extra layer to ward off cold.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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over boots both shed water and provide an extra layer to ward off cold.
This is the kind of thing I was thinking of. I'd prefer not to go the other route of just keeping my feet dry while the boots get soaked inside and out.

I should probably just get some waterproof boots. I'm wearing Alpinestars SMX-5s right now, and while I love them in all dry conditions, the water comes right in through those convenient little vents when it rains.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #6
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Rained like a mofo on the way to work today and I stayed dry, waterproof gloves and boots go along way. I'm wearing the Gaerne G-Impulse boots and the Rev'It Element 2 H2O gloves and I'm happy with both.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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I have A* waterproof boots and work well. As for gloves, I have yet to find a glove that is truly waterproof.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:04 PM   #8
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I make and test waterproof M/C stuff as a business. SEDI Gore-Tex for feet and HELD rainstar for hands-never wet.
When I'm doing 300 mile rain tests I'll put a rain overboot on for warmth. EVERYTHING I buy for rain riding I test in a bucket first-QC is not what it used to be.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #9
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HELD GorTex gloves and SIDI Adventure GorTex boots work just fine.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #10
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Goretex boots have always kept my feet dry. Currently using BMW Santiago boots. Before those it was TCX Infinities and before those it was TCX Matrix. All of them always kept my feet dry. I'm a believer in Goretex.

For my hands I use the BMW Pro Winter gloves.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:40 PM   #11
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I dun bought me something like this http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ot-Covers.aspx at y local Honda dealer a few years back, and they keep yer feet dry fer cheap. (They do lack poser appeal)
Yer hands are gonna get wet no matter what, just keep 'em warm.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:08 AM   #12
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Simplest answer is to buy some Goretex boots.
I read a while back that to use Goretex in any product they have to get it approved by Gore. That means that it should be a very good product.

Hands? I gave up a long time ago try to keep them dry. Your hand guards should help keep the worst off but that water will still get there eventually. Especially when you stop for fuel.
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