Explorer Waterproof Adventure Boots

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BILTExplorer H2O Waterproof Adventure Boots
 
4.1

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (17)
  • Comfortable fit (16)
  • Good traction (14)
  • Weather proof (14)
  • Ample padding (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long rides (20)
    • Wet / rain (16)
    • Casual wear (13)
    • Off-road (6)
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        57% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Motorsports:
      • Motorcycle enthusiast (16), Casual rider (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Replacing Alpinestars Web

    The boot fits a half size small. Bought size 10 (real size is 9.5). The leather is not terribly thick and the feet got cold faster than in the Alpinestars ($250...Read complete review

    The boot fits a half size small. Bought size 10 (real size is 9.5). The leather is not terribly thick and the feet got cold faster than in the Alpinestars ($250 boot). That is addressed with the Bilt Freeze-Out inner sock. Feet then went from cold to sweating. Mid thickness woolen thermal sock did it in 42 deg F. temp behind fairing of 2008 BMW K1200GT. The Freeze-Out sock should take you down to freezing temps. Though leather thinner than Alpinestars the basic protection components are there - hard shin guard (very tall cuff is nice), ankle padding, but heel cut won't keep heel from getting crushed if trapped. Alpinestars boot no better though. Stitching is accurate. Shift guards are a goofy looking rubber section rather than a double leather section. To be fair the rubber section should last and is of generous proportions. The other feature of note, and I don't know if this will be a plus or minus, is that the inside section of the boot from cuff top to a section between an inch behind ball of foot to the heel cup is a rubber or synthetic of some kind. It's quite pliable and well stitched, but I don't know if friction with the bike while riding will be a factor. The boots have a 5 yr guarantee and I would assume that your sales receipt and a wear hole on the inside of the boot w/o other evidence of a crash would get noticed.

    For me best feature is entry and exit - two velcro straps and a big velcro section at top of cuff. Alpinestars used a zipper and as boot broke in and wore the zipper on right side developed a curve and would not zip up without insane effort. Loved the boot otherwise, but these Bilt boots will also do the trick

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice boot, but...

    I liked the looks of the boot, and the support it gave. However, apparently all BILT boots come in only "D" width. They don't offer any other width. I...Read complete review

    I liked the looks of the boot, and the support it gave. However, apparently all BILT boots come in only "D" width. They don't offer any other width. I bought the boot, and rode home in them. After trying a thinner pair of socks with no avail I returned them. Kudos to Cycle Gear for backing their product, and their return policy. If they had offered an "E" width I would have gotten them.

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    3.0

    Great boots for a while

    By Mark

    from Santa Cruz area

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Fit
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Wear
      • Long Rides

      Comments about Explorer Waterproof Adventure Boots:

      These boots have been great for about a year. Nice fit, comfortable, traction and looks. My feet have stayed warm even down into the low 40's with just regular socks.
      Now after just over year with them they are no longer waterproof. The flex area above the forefoot is cracked and lets water in. Had a 20 min ride throuh moderate rain and my socks were soaked.

      I have loved these boots from day one, but now I'm not so sure. Great for everything but the rain, which is what I bought them for.

       
      4.0

      Warm and dry

      By Toga

      from Alexandria, VA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ample Padding
      • Comfortable Fit
      • Durable
      • Good Traction
      • Stylish
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

      • Causes Blisters
      • Heel Cup Tight At Top

      Best Uses

      • Bad Weather
      • Commute
      • Long Rides

      Comments about BILT Explorer H2O Waterproof Adventure Boots:

      The length is perfect. They are warm, dry and comfortable.

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Motorsports:
      • Casual Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Waterproof Adventure Boots

      By Steve B

      from Bullhead City, Arizona

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Ample Padding
      • Comfortable Fit
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Long Rides

        Comments about BILT Explorer H2O Waterproof Adventure Boots:

        The boots are great, priced right. The only drawback is the sizing numbers are way off. You must try the product on to get a proper fit. This is something you can't order on line since the size numbers don't relate to what is normal, sometimes you have to buy two sizes bigger than normal for a proper fit. However, once you figure that out, they are wonderful products.

        • Fit:
        • Feels too small
        • Motorsports:
        • Motorcycle Enthusiast
         
        4.0

        I wore them all day

        By Baldley1

        from Acton CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Fit
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bad Weather
          • Casual Wear
          • Long Rides

          Comments about BILT Explorer H2O Waterproof Adventure Boots:

          I commute daily 182 miles 5 days a week. These boots are comfortable and durable.

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Motorsports:
          • Casual Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast
           
          5.0

          great boot for the money

          By kp's klr

          from Lexington, SC

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Fit
          • Good Traction
          • Have Not Had Them Long
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Rides

            Comments about BILT Explorer H2O Waterproof Adventure Boots:

            Have worn them on several rides all day. No problem

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Motorsports:
            • Casual Rider, Motorcycle Enthusiast

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