REVIT Discovery H2O Boots
- Outer Shell: suede leather (reinforced), full grain leather (reinforced), Cordura 500D (reinforced), rubber
- Waterproofing and Breathability: Hydratex® | Sphere
- Outer shell: 80% leather, 10% polyamide, 10% rubber
- Sole:* 100% synthetic rubber
- Midsole: 100% polyamide
- Lining: 90% polyamide, 10% silver yarn
- Protection: Seesoft protection at shin and tongue, rubber protection edge, thermoformed heel cup, thermoformed toe cap, injected ankle cup, thermoformed shin guard
- Visibility: reflection at heel
- Adjustability: BOA Closure System, adjustable hook and loop closure
- Features: multi-density EVA shock absorbing midsole, TPU heel stabilizer, rubber gear shift pad, anatomically shaped foot bed, polypropylene insole with integrated shank, anatomically shaped ankle cup, gusseted tongue, reinforced heel, reinforced toe, comfort collar, silver-ion antibacterial 3D mesh lining, easy entrance pull strap, replaceable Vibram Apex Sole
More info: This document explains some of the features and materials listed above. (Not all REV’IT! products have all the features or materials listed. Use your back button after viewing.)
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Beginning with some new boots models in the 2018 lineup, REVIT has a new size conversion chart. The chart is listed below. Generally speaking, the boots run smaller than in past seasons for a given size. Their new chart reflects the smaller sizing. Using the new chart, you’ll be buying a boot that is 1/2 to one size bigger than you might have chosen by using the conversion in past years. We tried on this model and confirmed the smaller fit.
Our fit advice is to use the chart below to choose an EU size based upon your US street shoe size, while keeping in mind you maybe be choosing one size larger than you may have bought from REVIT in past seasons.
Note: The discovery Outdry boot seems to run even a bit smaller than other new boots this season… Its not enough to advise you to buy larger than the new chart would indicate, but if you are between sizes in the chart, choose the larger.
Our Two Cents
These new Discovery H2O boots by REVIT for 2018 are a bigger brother of the new Pioneer H2O boots. Obviously, the boots are taller and the shin on this boot has a substantial protector built in. The BOA closure system works just as well in this taller boot as the lower top Pioneer which is kind of amazing. Instead of adding length to the wire and having it cross the boots more times, which might not work so well, they’ve built in longer channels to cover the distance from the top to the instep. I’m amazed how easily I can put these on and get them adjusted, and all without having to work through a series of buckles. I’m a fan.
Other features of this boot are similar to the Pioneer so the following is a copy of the comments I made on the Pioneer which apply well to this boot:
OK, a few key points, one at a time. The sole of these boots is kind of amazing. The tread is a very heavy duty feeling dense rubber Vibram sole with “moderate” tread pattern, but that is bonded to a lighter weight rubber and within the sole there has to be a very substantial stiffener. The result is a sole that appears to be highly durable, EXTREMELY STIFF but lightweight. This will touch a nerve for a lot of riders that find the traditional adventure boots to be too clunky and heavy, but want the durable and very stiff sole.
The closure is unique to this style of boot. I’ve seen similar from Sidi on some of their high end race boots, but frankly, this setup works much better than any I’ve seen before. The closure uses a fine stainless wire pre-routed through plastic guides and then spooled onto a ratchet thing. It took me a few tries to figure this thing out, but once you know the trick, it is super easy. First, pull out on the ratchet knob to release. You can then open the throat of the boot easily. After you slide your foot in, push the knob back down, give it a few cranks to snug it up and you are done! Works great. It is just as adjustable as laces, but without the loose ends that can tangle in things. AND you have the added bonus of impressing your friends with your 21st century boot laces.
I think you’ll agree when you try on these boots that the armor in the toe, heel and on the sides of the ankles is as robust as any boot you’ve owned (short of a full-on off road boot), but the armor system is “compact” without lots of protruding external pieces, so the overall look of the boot is quite “normal” and wouldn’t be out of place anywhere you might wear them when on a riding trip.
The boots are waterproof with a Hydratex internal waterproof/breathable liner. The liner is the “bonded” type so that it is bonded on the back side of the boot’s upper. This type of liner will keep water out of the boot and also out of the back side of the upper which can occur on boots with the traditional waterproof liner that is sewn in place between the boot’s upper and inner liner. Granted, this is a subtle difference, but it is widely acknowledged that a bonded type waterproof liner is a superior setup as compared to the separate waterproof liner.
REVIT wants you to buy this boot instead of the more traditional Adventure boots offered by TCX, Alpinestars, Forma, etc. All those offerings are quite similar, but this boot offers similar function in a more highly engineered and compact package. I’m impressed! I’d buy these boots for the slick operating BOA system alone. :: Paul, 04-17-18