Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots Review

“The Sidi Adventure 2 boots are premium and rugged with an exceptionally high build quality. They’re fully waterproof, comfortable and protective – everything you could ask for in an adventure bike boot.” 

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Snapshot

  • Price: £239.00
  • Mileage tested: 10,000
  • Time tested: 3 years
  • Testing conditions: UK and Europe
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Fit and comfort: 5/5
  • Protection: 5/5
  • Value for money: 5/5
  • Where to buy UK: sportsbikeshop.co.uk
  • Where to buy US: revzilla.com

Features

The Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boots are one of the most popular adventure motorcycle boots on the market. The first Sidi Adventure boots were extremely popular and the second version are proving just as good. 

They come with Gore-Tex waterproofing and an inner gaiter to keep water out (the gaiter is higher in the 2s than in the original Sidi Adventure). The boots are fastened with a two-buckle closure and Velcro strap. 

They come with a heft shin protector and both inner and outer ankle protectors and there’s tough plastic protectors on the toe box up front and the heel. 

The Sidi Adventures also feature a non-slip sole, removable arch support and elastic in the calf area to improve fit. 

What’s good?

I used the Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex boots for around three years in the UK and Europe while testing adventure bikes. I narrowed my boots down to two: the Sidi Adventures and Alpinestars Toucans (discontinued and replaced by the Alpinestars Corozal boots), which in my opinion are the two best adventure bike boots on the market. 
 
The Sidi Adventure boots were put through their paces on thousands of enduro, gravel and tarmack miles and they never leaked on me (not once) and after some serious bashing around they haven’t been damaged in anyway. So, it’s fair to say that the build quality is impeccable. You can feel that they’re a premium product when you first handle them. 
 
The level of protection is also right up there with heavy duty shin and ankle protectors – you feel safe in these. However, protection usually comes with a payoff for flexibility and comfort, but the Sidis are all-day comfy. They do take a few weeks to fully break in, but are quite flexible and comfortable thereafter. 
 
They’re easy to get on and off with two big buckles and a Velcro tab, the calf area is expandable and there’s generally good flexibility throughout the boot (but without compromising on protection). Italian boots are usually quite narrow – especially in the toe box, but these are wide with plenty of room to let your feet and toes breath. 

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What’s not?

The only complaint on these boots is the squeak you sometimes get, but my Alpinestars Toucans also had this. There are loads of ‘home-remedies’ to fix it online if it bothers you. 

Round-up

The Sidi Adventure 2 boots are premium and rugged with an exceptionally high build quality. They’re fully waterproof, comfortable and protective – everything you could ask for in an adventure bike boot. 

Sidi Adventure 2 Boots Review: 20/20

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6 thoughts on “Sidi Adventure 2 Gore-Tex Boots Review”

    • Hi Phil, thanks very much! Really glad you liked the review and buying via our link is greatly appreciated! Hope you like the boots, cheers mate,
      Andy

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  1. Hi. I have owned mine for nearly four years. I did a ride from Napier to Rotorua in medium to light rain on tarsealed road this w/end and it rained there and back. The only part of my boots not covered by my Goretex trousers was the top of my foot. Both feet absorbed moisture to the point of extreme dampness. I say absorbed because the waterproofing through the faux leather, or lack of it allowed water to pass through. I was very dissappointed. I’m hoping I can waterproof them.

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    • Hi Darryl, that’s such a shame to hear your boots have leaked like that. Have you tried contacting Sidi – or the supplier to see what they say?
      Cheers,
      Andy

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      • Thanks for your reply. I paid big dollars for those boots and like you, did my research before taking the plunge, and to be honest I never considered contacting Sidi. They have become quite porous and absorb moisture rather than leaking, which is still the same thing. I am going to try a water proofer. The boots have been well looked after and are still in good order. Do you think contacting Sidi is a viable option?
        Cheers Darryl

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        • Hi Darryl, yeah I know what you mean – they are expensive, but they are very good boots – which makes it such a shame yours have failed.
          I would definitely 100% contact Sidi and I would also contact the dealer where you bought it from.
          Cheers,
          Andy

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