After an unsuccessful foray into RJays boots with the H20 (too 'deep' from sole to the top of toe on the left boot, making gear-changing difficult) I sold them and was in the market for boots again. I ended up buying a pair of DriRider Nordic boots The gear-change problem is no more; these boots are much 'shallower' from the sole to the top of the toes, so after re-adjusting the gear lever to suit, I now no longer have to think about it again. Although I have not yet ridden in the rain, I have no reason to doubt that the several layers, seen and unseen, of waterproof materials will do their job. In addition the robust YKK zipper is covered by a healthy leather flap, secured by two large pads of velcro. With the weather warming up I was concerned that such a waterproof boot might be intolerable in the heat, but as far as I can discern, the 'breathing' capabilities of the boot are not understated. One BIG plus is that, unlike many boots, the zipper reaches right down virtually to the sole, and they are without doubt the easiest boots to put on and take off I have ever tried, or owned. This is depsite the fact that the old Hornet wears a pair of orthotic arch supports in all shoes, these boots included. I paid around RRP, $159.95, for mine, and while they are not by any means flashy, and have no plastic sliders, and other such features, in my opinion you could spend more for no good reason if all you needed was a servicable, waterproof and reasonably-protecting boot.