I bought these boots for an upcoming trip I'll be taking this summer to Alaska. I'll be riding the Alcan back home to San Diego, and I'm expecting plenty of rain.
I haven't yet used the boots, but they look as though they'll do just fine. The area I wanted to comment on has more to do with the web page on Aerostitch's website.
The "size" category on the site only lists "S, M, L, and XL" instead of listing regular shoe sizes (9, 9 1/2 , 10, etc.) How is one to equate "medium" to a particular shoe size? I couldn't, and it prompted an additional question to Aerostitch to make the connection. Took more of my time, and, I'm sure, more expense on Aerostitch's part. My suggestion . . . make shoe sizes the measuring factor with these boots. (Posted on 6/23/12)
Tore a hole in the toe of one. Duct taped it.
It still works great! But its looking bad.
These pack down small and flat.
If you spray 'Silicone' into the boot prior to needing them. It makes it MUCH EZer to get them on and off!
Just 'FoG' the inside of the boot and they will be ready for you when you want them. (Posted on 9/22/10)
I'm happy with these boots.The price is right.I wear a size 10 and a half shoe and I wear work boots when I ride.I went with the extra large size and they have an extra inch or more in the toe.I recommend using the plastic grocery bags between boots for ease of use.That's why I got the larger size because you don't want to be fighting with these as you put them on and off. (Posted on 10/4/09)
Been using these things for almost 30 years, including two El Nino winters where the bike was my primary mode of transport here in Northern California. Slip one of those crinkly plastic grocery bags over your boot before you put on the Tote; It'll slide right on (and back off after the rain stops). I keep several of 'em in with the rain boots. Yes, they'll rip after ten or so years, but what besides your Snap-On wrenches last that long these days?
Anyway, I'm back here ordering another couple of pairs 'cause I can't find anything that works as well and packs down as small.
Had mine rip after 17 years. Not bad for $15. I figure I got my money's worth. The secret to long life is to keep them out of direct sunlight and to push the toe of your boot all the way in, then slowly pull the rubber over the remaining portion of the boot. Like putting on a pair of socks. Take them off the same way. Kept my feet dry all day long, all week long on extended all day rain trips. They never leaked. Wore them in the snow, too. I'm going to purchase another pair soon. (Posted on 10/30/08)
Wore my first pair for 3 seasons, and they always served me well. When I got new, clunkier, boots they were very hard to put on and I finally ripped one after a season with the big boots. I'm back to buy a bigger pair. (Posted on 9/12/08)