Castelli Reflex overshoe review

We've tested Castelli's ultra-reflective overshoes: expensive but effective

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A novel approach to night time and low light visibility in a quality overshoe, but expensive

Reasons to buy
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    Really reflective fabric

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    Taped seams to weatherproof

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    Quality build

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not as warm as some

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By definition, you are likely to be wearing overshoes when the weather isn’t that great, which means that visibility may be lower too, so it’s good to have some extra reflective elements in your kit so that you show up better to other road users. It’s also a good idea to have reflectives at night, in addition to riding with lights.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.