Vanucci VTB 17 boots
Manufacturer details: Vanucci
The premium brand from Louis
The Vanucci name is synonymous with premium motorbike clothing for sports and touring bikers who value the highest quality. The collection includes everything from enduro suits for travelling round the world and sporty leather suits for speedy laps of the race course, through to neck warmers and touring boots. Whether you prefer leather or textile, every Vanucci garment offers high-quality materials and high-tech features, such as Sympatex and Outlast, combined with distinctive Italian styling plus all the experience and passion of designer Enrico Vanucci. The same applies to the intelligently designed and sturdy Vanucci luggage systems.
Basic function: Exploiting a temperature gradient, perspiration is wicked away to the outside, yet wind and rain cannot penetrate. This effect makes both textile and leather clothing highly weatherproof, and also very comfortable to wear.
The membranes are manufactured from different base materials, depending on the brand, and are made either as a loose "liner", as a laminate (bonded to the outer material), or as a coating on a carrier material.
The SympaTex membrane is made of polyester, and transports water vapour molecules outwards by means of chemical reactions. Different materials are tailored to the various applications in the field of motorcycle clothing.
All climate membranes are sensitive to mechanical damage: if a membrane is pierced, clearly it can no longer provide protection. Damage can also result from the use of inappropriate washing agents. Softeners, including those contained in detergents, damage the membrane irreparably!
Most traditional, high-quality outer material with cult status for motorcycle clothing and accessories. Unmistakable in its natural, high-quality look, the strong image, ideally suited to both figure-hugging and highly functional designs. The biker's "second skin" still has the edge over any textile material when it comes to safety and resistance to abrasion and tearing. The way the material stretches as the clothing is worn means that leather clothing adapts to the body contours ideally, thus also guaranteeing that protectors fit optimally. Leather clothing should therefore always be bought with a close fit. Impregnation, leather oil and surface coatings guarantee good weather protection and a degree of rainproofing, but unfortunately also limit the breathability. Relatively heavy, but enthusiasts value this as a "quality feature". Looked after properly, it is very durable. Because leather does not itself offer much thermal insulation, the other features of the garment, or the base layers of clothing, must provide some help here.
Vanucci VTB 17 boots
Good tactile feel is very important for a touring motorcycle boot. What really matters is reliable gear shifting and brake pedal operation and a non-slip sole. The Vanucci VTB17 Touring Boot gives you all this. What's more, it's lightweight and comfortable, both for riding your motorbike and for walking.
- Combination of full-grain cowhide and napped leather
- Waterproof and breathable SympaTex climate membrane
- Textile lining (100% polyester)
- Rubber touring sole
- Side zipper
- Shifter panel
- Heel reflector
- Anatomically shaped insole
- approx. 26 cm (size 44)
- CE certified to EN 13634:2017
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Product details upper material full grain leather Climate membrane Sympatex climate membrane Lining Textile lining (100% polyester) Fastening Internal side zipper Width adjustment Calf width adjustable with velcro fastener Sole Rubber touring sole Shaft height approx. 26 cm Country of manufacture Thailand Certification CE certified according to EN 13634:2017 Overview of product features Waterproof Breathable Padded ankle caps Ankle protection with mobility joint – Shin element – Replaceable steel toe cap – Gearshift reinforcement Replaceable plastic toe sliders – Replaceable metal toe sliders – Reflective insert Inner steel cap – Removable safety inner boot – Internal lace-up system – Integrated raised insole – Original "Goodyear" welting –
Test reportsIssue 8-2018
"Motorradfahrer" magazine tested twelve waterproof touring boots in its 8-2018 issue. The following features of the Vanucci VTB17 were given special mention:
- Waterproof in the 15-minute waterproof test
- Smoothly operating zippers
- Well-made sole
- Well-made seams
- Very good calf-width adjustment
- Excellent touring boot with all-round protection and plenty of comfort for taking a stroll around townIssue 86
"Motorrad & Reisen" magazine tested the Vanucci VTB17 in its 86 Issue and rated it "VERY GOOD". The following features were given special mention:
- Very good fit
- Adjustable calf width
- Very comfortable to wear
- Easy step-in
- Good feel when changing gear/braking
- Climate regulation
- Padded ankle cap