Le Col Winter Overshoes review - versatile across a wide temperature range

Well-built overshoes that perform down to freezing point and up to double digits - arguably the one set you need

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Warm and highly weatherproof, Le Col's Winter Overshoes are fantastic for keeping off the worst of the weather. Cosy in temperatures down to zero degrees whilst also being not too hot on wet and mild days, these shoe covers strike an excellent balance across a broad range of winter temperatures. As a result, I’ve gotten a lot of use out of them and so far the reinforced toe and heel areas are proving to be robust.

Reasons to buy
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    Soft and comfy fabric

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    Warm for the weight

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    Wide size range

Reasons to avoid
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    Reflective detailing is minimalistic

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    Not fully waterproof

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If I was asked: “What’s the worst thing about winter riding?” Getting cold feet would certainly be up there! As soon as your toes succumb to the cold it’s very hard to warm them back up while riding - no matter how hard you start pushing on the pedals. The discomfort even extends to once you're home and have jumped in the shower - that painful feeling of warming them up too quickly!

Mucky shoes are another pet hate of mine - but part and parcel of winter riding. The nice thing about overshoes is that they collect all the winter grit and then you can just chuck them into the washing machine. So easy! And it’s also one of the reasons why I’m inclined to get a bit more use out of them, even in milder conditions when warmth isn't an issue.

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg