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RST Raptor 2 Motorcycle Boots Review

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I’ve had expensive SIDI’s, Alpinestars and some I’m ashamed to say brands of questionable quality before but these Raptor 2 Boots by RST are the best of the bunch and for only £80 they’re a bargain too. Buy the RST Raptor 2 Boots here (affiliate link) - http://goo.gl/W5BrI9 Now I’m a sucker for names, I bought two sets of Sidi boots over the course of two years based solely on the name, Black Rain, how fucking awesome a name is that? Why two sets over two years? Well there was no ventilation and as a result the dreaded biker boot smell became too overwhelming for Mrs.6 that it was either me or the boots that had to go and I bought these based on the name too, Raptor, just…. yeah. Now, I don’t really like short boots, something about them just feels wrong to me, I like the feeling of protection on my ankle and shin, it’s reassuring, maybe even confidence building, whatever it is I’m blissfully safe in the knowledge that when I eventually bin it that my lower legs and feet may be spared just a wee bit. So I switched from my Alpinestars Faster WP short boot to something a bit more robust. Now I love the range of RST gear, it’s fantastic quality, middle of the price range, durable stuff and British designed and so I figured why not get some boots by them, they’re bound to be good right? Yes, they’re fantastic, from the moment you put them on they’re very VERY comfortable with almost no breaking in period, the marketing bumph says this is due to the triple density insole but I say they killed a unicorn and lined the boots with it’s mane. They’re fully waterproof, trust me, in the wonderfully crazy British summer where it can be 37°C one second to torrential rain the next these boots handle everything that Mother Nature can throw at them, and then some. The grip on the bottom of the boot is reassuring, not thick and cumbersome like cruiser style boots but not non-existent like some sports rider boots, the shin, ankle and heel protection combined with the anti-twist mid sole all help to instil confidence. I’ve had them now for a few months, and I’ve scraped the toes, I’ve treated them like crap but still they are what they’re supposed to be, a proper motorcycle boot. Oh and the biker boot smell that plagued my Sidi’s? Non-existent thanks to the ventilation at the bottom and the anti-stank liner. If they were to be magically lost tomorrow I’d go and buy another pair without question. Just think, I don't even charge you for this viewing pleasure. Aren't you lucky. My website: http://www.sixmiffedy.co.uk Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sixmiffedy Stalk me on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sixmiffedy/ Hate me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sixmiffedy/ My Gear: Bike: 2002 SV650S Camera: Drift Ghost S - http://goo.gl/1Ry1tm 2nd Camera: OLFI 4K Action Cam - http://goo.gl/pevLGU Deadcat: Rycote Windjammer - https://goo.gl/aCuyJx Helmet: Shark Vision R Series 2 - http://goo.gl/xWB0QI Jacket: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/5I1BIl Jeans: RST Paragon V Textile - http://goo.gl/rVCNz9 Gloves: RST Paragon V WP - http://goo.gl/pH46ae Boots: RST Raptor 2 Boots - http://goo.gl/W5BrI9 Please note that I am affiliated with SportsBikeShop and GetGeared.