ATV Gear Review: Klim Adrenaline GTX Boot
Klim Adrenaline GTX Boot MSRP: $199.99 Performance: For the last several years, I’ve owned an original pair of Klim Adrenaline...
Klim Adrenaline GTX Boot
For the last several years, I’ve owned an original pair of Klim Adrenaline boots, the predecessor to the Adrenaline GTX. Those boots have seen many miles while protecting my heinous feet on trail rides all over the country, keeping them warm, dry, and comfy during my adventures. In my opinion, the new Adrenaline GTX is even better.
In recent years, Klim has earned a solid reputation for building a full gamut of high performance, ruggedly constructed technical riding gear for ATV and off-road motorcycle enthusiasts. I’ve spent the last few months torturing my Adrenaline GTX’s in snow, rain, mud, and even the warm spring weather, and they’ve kept my feet comfortable in every situation.
The boot’s internal shock protection has kept the soles of my feet happy, even after spending days rigorously testing ATV’s and SxS’s for Field and Stream’s Best of the Best competition. One of my favorite features about the Adrenaline GTX boots is the fact that they can also be worn to drive a SxS. A typical ATV riding boot was too stiff to for me to bend my ankle to apply the throttle and brake. Without the Adrenaline GTX’s, I’d have been forced to drag another pair of boots along on my outings.
On trail rides, I often get off my machine and wander around aimlessly on foot, exploring the surroundings. With a typical riding boot, this task is annoying at best because they aren’t designed for walking around. With the Klim Adrenaline GTX, i was comfortable walking and riding.
I recently committed to a riding trip in Montana this summer and the Adrenaline GTX’s will be traveling with me. In addition to their impressive performance, I’m also looking forward to these lightweight boots helping me circumvent the exorbitant baggage fees my gear bag usually causes.
- Incredible wet and cold weather performance.
- Great ankle support.
- Reasonably priced
- Extremely durable
- None that I’ve found yet
- Breathable GORE-TEX® keeps feet warm and dry
- 600 gram Thinsulate™ insulation
- High-grip sole is incredibly durable
- Utilizes a moisture wicking liner
- Internal EVA foam is engineered to cushion the top and tips of toes.
- Ankle cutout enables forward flexibility