We review the new Sealskinz Waterproof Overshoes.

Sealskinz Waterproof Overshoes Review

Sealskinz Waterproof Overshoes

Sealskinz Waterproof Overshoes
£30 (out July 2013)
www.sealskinz.com

Spring can still yield some frosty mornings that have us reaching for the overshoes before riding and Sealskinz’s brand new set have quickly become our go-to pair.

Fairly thick neoprene construction kept things nice and warm, even when stretched over super-airy triathlon shoes and a snug fit – secured by a rear zip, silicone grippers and a Velcro tab – meant no gaps for the elements to penetrate or annoying bunched material fouling the cranks.

Despite the glove-like fit, the Sealskinz overshoes were really easy to slide on and off – partly thanks to the clever loop attached to the heel for just such a purpose – stopping the process from being a chore. The undersides of the overshoes are made from a Kevlar fabric that’s easy to pull over cleats yet has proved very resilient to bad weather rides and coffee stops.

The Sealskins overshoes saw off wind, rain and road grime, making cold and wet weather rides comfortable – without restriction of pedal stroke – and our shoes nice and clean. At £30, they’re a bargain for the outstanding performance.