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Best Specialized Overshoes For Winter Cycling

Best Specialized Overshoes For Winter Cycling

  • Wednesday, 20 March 2024
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Best Specialized Overshoes For Winter Cycling

With the weather turning colder, you may be considering investing in specialized overshoes.specialized overshoes These robust covers fit over your shoes and provide some additional insulation to help you cope with wet, wintry rides. They tend to be made from closed-cell neoprene rubber, the same stuff that is used in wetsuits. This adds water-resistance and some thermal protection, but it also means that the overshoes can saturate relatively quickly, which reduces their effectiveness.

Some overshoes are designed to work down to -5degC, while others are more suitable for warmer conditions. Whether you want to protect your feet from rain and wind, or just add some extra warmth, we’ve found some of the best options below.

Our top pick is the dhb Extreme Weather overshoes, which have a high ankle cuff to try to prevent rain running down your leg and into your shoes, with an enclosed base that should minimise water ingress. They are also reasonably lightweight and come with plenty of reflective detailing to boost your road presence. They are a bit less stretchy than some, though, which means that they can be a little fiddly to get on and off, and you might need to size up.

Gore’s C5 Windstopper Thermo overshoes are slightly different from the other pairs in that they have thicker fabric on the front of the overshoe, where it will get most of the rain, and thinner material at the back, which should make it a bit lighter for use. The rear zip is offset to reduce the chance of it digging into your heel, and there are extra reinforcements for the toes and hole edges.

Rapha’s neoprene overshoes have a good, snug fit that should prevent water ingress and are designed to work down to single-figure temperatures (Celsius). They are pre-cut for cleats, which helps with the initial fitting process, but they might be too light and thin for very cold conditions.

If you’re looking for a pair of specialized overshoes, check out the selection at bikeinn. Remember that all our products are covered by the bikeinn 100% money-back guarantee, so you can shop with confidence.

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