Rated 4 out of 5 by Neston So far so good on road and off.
Ok so I've been using these overshoes for the best part of 6 months, I've used them both on road and off.
They have kept my feet dryer than without, but I've found that spray enters from the bottom when cycling through deeper puddles (I'm sure it is an inherent problem with all overshoes of this design).
This issue aside, there has been a massive improvement to warmth, and dryness with use. They have fitted over my EU size 47 Shimano MO88's nicely, but where the ratchet strap is, I've scuffed them. The outer coating seems a little on the thin side, and the hard ratchet had caused them to scuff on works compressed cork flooring when putting them on.
I've so far been pleased with them, there has been a noticeable improvement in comfort since using them on cold wet days. I'm careful with all my gear, these overshoes included. I'm currently hitting the local trails / singletracks with them, so lets see how well they last off road.
I'll update on how they last me.
30 January 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TFBCycleTeam1 Road use not MTB unless you never put your feet down
Seem to be well enough made but really not up to MTB use.
Returned and got my usual endura ones which tend to sat two or three winters
23 September 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by shakyarms Looked great but only lasted about a week
Out of the bag the sealskinz overshoes looked great and seemed like they were of a decent quality. Unfortunately they only lasted two 30km spins on the road and began to tear in the same spot on both shoes. I sized them correctly according to my shoe size which left me with a neat comfortable fit. I got a large for my 44 spiuk mtb shoes which is what was recommended but maybe a size up might have helped.
When pulling over my shoe the zip was difficult to close and took a few goes to zip up While they looked like a great fit the material which looks quite delicate is definitely under stress and while mine tore on the outside of both shoes there is also evidence of damage elsewhere. I was using them with shimano m324 caged spd pedals and did no walking bar to get on the bike so I can only assume that a combination of the pedal and the very delicate material of the overshoe is at fault so bear this in mind. I've just ordered a set of m785 pedals before I get a replacement pair of overshoes, which will not be sealskinz I might add.
Overshoes should be made out of a robust material, regarless of style of cycling and there is absolutely no way you could even dream of using these off road for mtbing. Change the fabric and these would definitely make a great overshoe.
Fortunately for me when I explained the early failing of the shoes to chainreaction they refunded me immediately. This type of excellent customer care has to be applauded...
Back to the drawing board for me
21 September 2013