Just realized spare boots are actually available.
Unfortunately, the item is out of stock.
May I know when this item will be restocked again? I'm using Kroll switches more and more frequently and will need a couple of these boots badly.
The plastic switch mecha holds up very well and needs little conditioning (other than cleaning and lubing the threads). But the rubber boot wears out pretty fast.
BTW changing the boot is a piece of cake.
Not worthwhile to ditch the naked switch mecha just for a new boot.
The boot by itself is only a dollar cheaper than the whole switch, which is probably why the Shoppe doesn't have any in stock; why go through the labor to swap the boot when the labor to swap the whole switch is less? I'm a card-carrying member of the "Repair Don't Replace" fan club, but there are limits to the practicality of repairing small parts.
Btw, if you're using the Kroll switch on a single-mode light, you might want to consider using an IQ switch from Nite-Ize instead; it will give you multiple modes.
The factory quoted us a higher price on the rubber boot than the whole switch making it a no go for ordering just the boots unless there is such demand to actually pay more just for the boot which I think not. The rubber boots were spare when we put the Kroll switch in a different sleeve housing and took the rubber boot off. We have since discontinued the sleeve product and are no longer selling those to generate spare boots. We are looking into alternatives, but, unless we can find a good source and not have to pay a lot of NRE to have them made elsewhere I doubt many spare boots will become available in the near future. Wayne