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Title: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Sage on November 08, 2019, 23:10:54
On my last trip the left Sidi Adventure Goretex boot leaked on two separate occasions in heavy rain, they were 3yrs and 10 mths old, undamaged and should not have leaked imho.
Goretex  claim a "lifetime guarantee" to keep you dry so I shot a email off to Goretex, they requested photo's, then arranged for the boots to be sent to Germany for evaluation. They found the boots to be faulty and have replaced them with the current model and these arrive today...I'm very impressed with Goretex's service and wanted to share my experience.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: TLPower on November 09, 2019, 06:10:14
 :clap:
Who do I contact about my faulty hair?  It's vanished from my head and is doing it's damndest to start growing out of my ears and nose?  :)
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: kwackboy on November 09, 2019, 06:38:20
Great news  :thumb:.

TL .. call a company called age,  then press 1 for gene's, then 4 for the hair dept,  they will explain the Migration south of hair.  lol
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Asmith61 on November 09, 2019, 09:52:27
 lol lol lol lol
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Sage on November 09, 2019, 13:05:48
..... call a company called age .....

Can you post the phone number please...... urgently.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: TLPower on November 15, 2019, 12:14:04
Don't bother, I'm still in hold and all I can hear is laughter.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Rusty Nuts on November 15, 2019, 12:34:30
In hold or on hold? You been watching Strictly?
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: TLPower on November 15, 2019, 16:26:54
ON, sausage fingers trying to reply on my trimphone.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Brockett on November 15, 2019, 17:12:34
I don't understand the on hold in hold joke because in my house it's strictly no strictly.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: kwackboy on November 15, 2019, 17:16:50
Don't bother, I'm still in hold and all I can hear is laughter.

I'm surprised you can hear with all that ear hair  :shrug:
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Sage on November 15, 2019, 17:18:41
Quote removed

Sounds like you have a "strict" house though    :)
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: UK_Vstrom650 on November 15, 2019, 18:45:36
Back to the original post, if you have boots where the stitching fails - as mine did on the lower clasp strap on my 3yr old boots - don't do what I did and take them to a local cobbler who repairs motorbike boots and leathers, as they ruined the gore text liner by stitching straight through it  :angry-banghead:

You'd be better off sending them to http://lancashiresportsrepairs.co.uk/ who can repair the boots (or any Gore-Tex fabric) without damaging the liner (they're listed on Gore-Tex's website as the official repaired which I only found out after the above).

Sage, how do you find those boots? I almost bought a pair a couple of weeks ago as TCX no longer sell my Infinity Evo boots, but I wasn't quite sure of the fit.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Sage on November 15, 2019, 21:52:08
I like the Sidi's.
 They were bought after I broke my ankle in Spain (yes, I know horse bolted etc etc) wearing a pair of Daytona Road GTX touring boots, basically a deer ran out and pushed me off at about 30mph.....so the Daytonas finished there days as dog walking boots. The Sidi's are great in that they have a ankle hinge so are stiff sideways but flex up and down with plenty of armour elsewhere too. They have got a bit warm on other bikes when it is in the high 20's, but as the Strom seems to provide plenty on air flow around the foot (see my Wind Deflector post) they should be comfy to higher temps.
They are a snug/slim fit so try first and go up half a size too.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: UK_Vstrom650 on November 16, 2019, 10:57:11
Thanks Sage, I'll pop back in to Sportsbikeshop and try them on again. The TCXs have been great apart from the lower strap stitching coming undone, but their current line doesn't seem to fit me as well. One thing that put me off the Forma boots (that were the most comfortable) was they use a non-Gore-Tex waterproof liner which only has a 12 month warranty. When they cost £300+ I want more than 12 months guarantee.

Incidentally, my TCX Infinity Evo boots were a replacement set as the original pair I had also leaked after 2 years & were replaced with a new pair free of charge
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Sage on November 16, 2019, 17:53:55
I also looked at the Forma boots, they were very comfortable and lots of people seem to like them, but it seemed to me that more comfort and flexibility meant less protection imho....its a trade off...comfort vs protection to a large extent.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: bladeowner on November 18, 2019, 13:39:21
There used to be a bloke in Flitwick, Bedfordshire that supplied Daytona made to measure boots for those with heavier calves etc. He told me that the biggest cause of Goretex failure in use was people not cutting their toenails often enough.  :shock:
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Barbel Mick on November 18, 2019, 16:48:03
Heard the same about hiking boots. Main failure is at the toe area due to big toe nails damaging the liner!!  :)
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Rusty Nuts on November 18, 2019, 17:42:31
What, no warranty / claws / clause joke, Mick? Must have had a busy day testing breakfasts.
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: TLPower on November 18, 2019, 19:30:51
Sanity Clause.

(Thank you Groucho)
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Brockett on November 18, 2019, 20:50:44
Hello! you know there ain't no Sanity Clause!
Title: Re: The Goretex Guarantee...it works
Post by: Hailstorm on November 21, 2019, 12:43:49
I like the Sidi's.
 They were bought after I broke my ankle in Spain (yes, I know horse bolted etc etc)
Hello, now I understand your post in my presentation, I'm very sorry, and as Spanish I should apologise for the deer impolite.
I agree with you abaut SIDI boots, although I bought a pair of TCX desert, also with goretex.
SIDI seemed to my very strong and safe, but TCX a bit more comfortable.
However However I should have thought in spanishs deer.
I hope your next visit to Spain will be great.