Summary

Wet, frozen feet are no fun at all on a ride ? you?ll be scurrying home dreaming of slippers. We?ve tested nine pairs of overshoes, from full-on winter warmers to 3-Season covers

Products

Assos Winter Plus overshoes

Assos Winter Plus

Assos Winter Plus overshoes test

£58.99

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BBB Heavy Duty overshoes

BBB Heavy Duty overshoes

BBB Heavy Duty overshoes

£18.99

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Pro Endure NPU overshoes

PRO Endure NPU overshoes

PRO Endure NPU overshoes

£34.99

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Giordana Hydroshield overshoes

Giordana HydroShield overshoes

Giordana HydroShield overshoes

£35.99

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Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Light overshoes

Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Light overshoes

Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Light overshoes

£29.99

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Verdict

Ignore the non-cyclists scoffing at them as ?Smurf shoes?, because overshoes are as vital to winter riding comfort as a decent set of shorts are in the summer.

To that end, we have rounded up a great selection of what?s available. The choice can be bewildering, so we have split the options into the full-on winter thermal variety and the ?three-season? type.

The latter can be worn on grey, cold days in spring (and even on particularly unseasonable days during summer) thanks to their thinner, less thermal fabrics.