Gaerne GRW boots £179.99
Tester Dan Sutherland
Time tested Six weeks/3000 miles
What’s good? These are without doubt the most comfortable and best fitting of the five pairs of boots I’ve worn since I started riding. They are a snug fit but still leave ample room to tuck leathers inside. The Gaerne GRW offers a decent level of waterproofing too, resisting light summer showers on the commute to MCN’S office. Neat touches like the Gaerne badge running over the toesliders and the distinctive black G on the shin give these boots a premium look and feel too. Their slim design also means easy access to the shift lever when changing gear and the thin sole offers additional feel when operating the back brake.
And what’s not? The right boot has started to squeak a bit. This is fine on the bike, but when you have to walk around in them it can get a little tiresome. Also, if you are going to buy these boots for serious miles, white boots will soon lose their shine. The white is lovely to look at new, but it soon becomes dulled by the bad weather and dirt thrown up by the roads. Contact www. gaerne.com Quality ★★★★ ★ Value ★★★★★
They don’t call Dan ‘Sheriff White Boots’ for nothing 3000 ES MIL