BBB Waterflex shoe covers review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

For light commuting duties these overshoes may be all you'll need but to keep your feet warm on longer and colder rides it's worth spending more for heavy-duty neoprene alternatives.

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    Easy to put on

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    Not waterproof or particularly warm

Flagged up by BBB for winter use, these Waterflex overshoes feature a Polyurethane (PU) outer coating bonded to an insulating microfleece lining in a two-piece construction joined together by a taped seam.

At 2mm thick they are far flimsier than the waterproof neoprene overshoes I usually use when temperatures plummet but their flexibility, along with the Velcro fastening straps, does at least mean they are cinch to put on. The size 43/44 was spot-on for my size 44 feet.

Kevlar patches at the toe and heel reinforce the areas that suffer the most wear and tear and a chunky heel zip sits on its own PU-coated flap to provide further winter-proofing.

Reflective detailing should help you stay safe on night rides - a welcome touch for the commuters who are likely to comprise a large slice of the budget overshoe market.

BBB describe these Waterflex overshoes as offering "the highest level water resistance" but sadly they put up very little resistance on their first outing in the rain, leaving my feet damp and cold after just 50 minutes.