Gaerne Dakar GTX Boots - Are these the new Adventure Boot King?
The Gaerne Dakar GTX is a new flagship Adventure Riding boot model from Gaerne. It plays at the upper end of the market and has a fantastic list of features: Gore-Tex, a lugged WELT sole, terrific leather, a mechanically hinged ankle, and that wide, comfortable, awesome Gaerne fit.
It has been quite a while since the Big G launched a top of the line model for this category, and we were starting to get worried. The good news is, the Italian brand is sometimes slower to move that, say Forma Boots, in releasing new models. But, when they do, they usually knock it out of the park. Frankly, we feel like they did, here.
The Gaerne Dakar plays at the upper end of the market and goes feature-fore-feature against other adventure touring boots like the Alpinestars Toucan, Sidi Adventure 2 GTX, and Forma Terra Evo Dry. (you can see our video review of the Forma Terra Evo Dry here) It has a low profile toe that makes shifting easy, a grippy sole that is good for walking, and a nice wide fit. However, the Dakar has that extra, intangible factor that conveys....quality.
The Dakar is a little light for serious off road use, but is perfect for Adventure Touring motorcycles, and also mid sized dual sport motorcycles. Frankly, it might be a little hyperbolic to call it "the new King", because all the models in this category are pretty awesome, each being better in selected situations.
You can find more product info on this boot here: Gaerne Dakar GTX Boots by Atomic-Moto.
Our full video review of this boot is here: Gaerne Dakar Boots Review on Youtube.
This awesome boot is brand new, and we are the exclusive importer of the Gaerne Dakar GTX in the US.
Feel free to contact us for more information on the Gaerne Dakar boots, or any other models.
- Brian Price