Set it and forget it - the PATROL 2™ Boot is the no-fuss, waterproof, CE-certified motorcycle boot you’ve been waiting for. The TECTUFF® leather upper is seamlessly integrated with the lightweight BOA® lacing system for easy on, off, and micro adjustments. D3O® ankle insert, engineered lasting board, and rubber shifter interface answer your motorcycle-specific footwear needs. PATROL 2™ Boot: the ultimate riding boots to battle the elements.
Tested and Certified According to Standard - EN 13634:2015
I received these boots today, just in time for an early spring ride in Massachusetts. I’m a big guy, with a big calf, and average ankle area. I ride a KTM 500 EXC-F for long road rides leading to dirt roads and single track.
I expected these boots to be street bike boots. Looking at them you almost think of super bike or street bike gear. But I wanted minimalist low top boots, so I figured I’d give them a shot.
I was very very happy upon trying them on. They are much more padded and thick than what the online picture conveys. They feel as comfortable as a winter boot, just a bit more bulky from the extra sheilding. The boots stops well below the knee, which I like for the most part. No pinching behind the knee like in high style enduro boots.
Once again, the padding and sheilding on these Icon boots is more than adequate for off road riding (in my opinion.) The foot, ankle, and shin protection are all capable of protecting you from most rocks and sticks. All your lacking is upper leg protection, but I honestly don’t think I’ll miss that.
The bottom of the boot is flat hard rubber, which I hope holds up to my dirtbike pegs. I went through two pair of winter boots last summer because the pegs ate right through them. But I loved the flexibility of conventional winter boots. These Icon boots feel identical to the flexibility of a Columbia or North Face winter boot, so if the bottom holds up they’ll be a winner.
The twist to tie feature is amazing. It lets you tighten more and more as you need it. I just hope the mechanism lasts over time. It is definitely nice to quickly be able to adjust the snugness of your boot, especially as it loosens over the day.
I don’t know the details of every boot out there. But, these sure do seem to be some great, comfortable, all around off road boots. I know they’re going to be perfect for a quick cruise around the block and down a path when I go out with just a t shirt and pants on.
I’ll still keep my knee high boots for days I go ride a state park and I do 100% off road. But, for everything else, which is most of my riding, these will rock. Don’t hesitate to buy these as your all around dual sporting or off-road boot. For most riders they will be more than enough and very comfortable.
I’m a 10.5-11, I ordered a 12, it fits perfect. I’d order one size up unless you like a snug fit.