Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

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Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby Simon Masterson » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:40 pm

Any of you have any favourites?

I've managed - despite year round riding - to avoid these until now (no particular reason), but yesterday in particular my tootsies were feeling chilly, which made me think I ought to think about finally succumbing to some overshoes... Anything, preferably not too dear, that would be good for keeping the chill at bay? I use SPDs and Shimano MTB shoes, if that has any bearing on suggestions. Cheers.

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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby rubertoe » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:42 pm

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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby mudcow007 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:43 pm

most will keep you warm to be honest, all they are doing is keeping the wind off the top of your shoes

wear a pair of woolie boolie socks an you will be steaming
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby UndercoverElephant » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:49 pm

BBB Hardwear. Don't bother with anything else. Warm, dry and very tough so far.

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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby rjsterry » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:50 pm

I have some PX ones, and a pair of thicker Pro Ventura. The latter are a bit warmer, but more of a faff to put on over my DHB M1.0 shoes. If you use road shoes (without the knobbly sole) then the Pros would fit better. Not sure how well the PXs will last either.
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby Blacktemplar » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:50 pm

I have a set of Altura Night vision overshoes that I wear over a pair of winter 'approach shoes' - they're waterproof, fleece-lined and pretty much impenetrable. Neoprene overshoes don't keep the damp out, and are not always as windproof as you'd think, especially when wet.
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby rubertoe » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:56 pm

mudcow007 wrote:most will keep you warm to be honest, all they are doing is keeping the wind off the top of your shoes

wear a pair of woolie boolie socks an you will be steaming


This. Most definitely this.
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby meanredspider » Thu Jan 10, 2013 13:59 pm

I'm an overshoe convert - love my Pro Endure H2Os (though they aren't made now) - light, warm tough and reasonably water resistant. Added to which they keep my shoes clean :D
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby Rolf F » Thu Jan 10, 2013 14:02 pm

mudcow007 wrote:wear a pair of woolie boolie socks an you will be steaming


If only this were true :cry:

UndercoverElephant wrote:BBB Hardwear. Don't bother with anything else. Warm, dry and very tough so far.


Actually, the Planet X are worth having even if you use BBBs. Planet X overshoes are silly cheap, surprisingly durable and make getting your shoes/boots off much easier. They aren't as warm or waterproof as BBB but whether that matters all depends on how cold it is.

I have BBB Ultraflex now in their second year. Not as Ultra as I'd have liked to be honest though the damage is on one shoe only and may have been triggered by an accident. Do keep the water out though.
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby pangolin » Thu Jan 10, 2013 14:11 pm

Woolie Boolies and craft toe warmers are working for me at the moment, tested down to about 3 degrees with no noticable cold toes. Yet to be cold enough outside to try any colder.

Those Planet X ones are good too, don't use mine often as not cold enough to warrant the extra work of putting them on and taking them off.
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby Simon Masterson » Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:12 pm

Cheers chaps; some good suggestions here. Think I might give the PX ones a go to begin with...

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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby gtvlusso » Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:16 pm

I have some neoprene ones for the horrible days and a pair of Sidi 'windtex' ones for the not so horrible days - The sidi ones are warm enough, but more importantly; they have better graphics.

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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby meanredspider » Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:20 pm

gtvlusso wrote: but more importantly; they have better graphics.

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And you can wear cheap, no-name shoes under them an everybody thinks you've got Sidis :wink:
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby gtvlusso » Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:22 pm

Or you could just have Sidi's......Luckily, my wife bought my sidi shoes for me.....with my credit card. They are about as waterproof as cardboard.....keep the wind off though.

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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby meanredspider » Thu Jan 10, 2013 16:28 pm

gtvlusso wrote:Or you could just have Sidi's.......


And everybody will think you've got cheap no-name.... :wink:

Sidis are good - my feet aren't quite the right shape for my Dragons though but they are comfortable enough.
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby Wallace1492 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 09:39 am

Wollie Bollies, Sealskin Socks, cheap MTB shoes, all covered in Endura Neoprene MTB overshoes. Nice and toasty, even survived down to -13C on the commute a few winters ago, though could feel a small chill on the toes.... And with the Sealskins, even if the Neoprene overshoes do let in a little (though I found they dont) your still reasonably dry inside. Just make sure you wear leggings that go OVER the overshoes at the top to stop the water running down legs entering the top of socks.

I commuted down to -5C in shorts, and was only uncomfortable in freezing rain when it drizzled down leg into socks. Pair of DHB tights sorted that out, though still usually preferred shorts. Toughens you up it does.
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby pitchshifter » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:01 am

I got some Pro Tarmac NPU overshoes in the summer for £16. Which turned out to be a bargain.

They are robust, have a great zip and keep your feet warm. The only downside is that I have skinny ankles which means there is a little big around the top.

Cheapest online

http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/.Pro- ... 119275.htm

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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby gtvlusso » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:36 am

meanredspider wrote:
gtvlusso wrote:Or you could just have Sidi's.......


And everybody will think you've got cheap no-name.... :wink:


Lowers my FCN!

I have to use Sidi 'mega' fit shoes - I have fat feet.....:-(

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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby meanredspider » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:39 am

gtvlusso wrote:I have to use Sidi 'mega' fit shoes - I have fat feet.....:-(


I tried those because regular Sidis are a tad narrow. Two issues - the heel end was too wide when my toes fitted and I discovered that the insole was exactly the same size and shape as the standard shoe... :?
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Re: Warm (rather than necessarily waterproof) overshoes?

Postby DrLex » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:56 am

Wonder how warm thesemight be?
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