If you ride in the Pacific Northwest, where winter-season rainfall can top 20 inches west of the Cascades, the search for true waterproof gear can feel endless. Pulling in after a long ride in soggy socks just plain sucks, so I was keen to add Icon's new Reign Waterproof boots to my wet-weather testing regimen. I'll tell you right off the bat that they passed the water-shedding test with flying colors, but first things first. The Reign's styling is more sport-touring than bar-hopping, which is fine with me when I'm putting on serious miles, and the exterior is all about no-nonsense function: A ballistic nylon-and-leather overlay combo that caps your feet in an abrasion-resistant shell, with injection-molded shin and ankle plates providing the impact protection. Slipping them on was a tight squeeze at first-my dogs run wide, and the Reigns are, by design, form-fitting, so sizing can run small-but after an hour of walking around, the leather loosened up to make for a surprisingly comfortable fit. Despite initial stiffness, the interior is nicely accommodating, with a liner that disperses moisture by drawing it away from your body. A steel shank runs the length of the boot's grippy rubber sole for extra safety, and build quality feels a bit more stout than other Icon boots I've tested. The sport touring style isn't my normal choice for a cruise, but for multiday trips in the saddle, the Reign's stiffer footbed rules.