Gore Windstopper Thermo overshoes review

Gore makes use of its technical Windstopper fabric to deliver a lighter-weight winter overshoe

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Gore Windstopper Thermo overshoes offer a good compromise between bulk and performance, with the quality materials meaning that they punch above their weight. They’ll wet out eventually, but they cope well with damp and windy riding conditions.

Reasons to buy
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    Good wind insulation

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    Reasonably waterproof

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    Lightweight and not bulky

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Reasons to avoid
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    Base is prone to wear

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    Will wet out in prolonged rain

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    Yellow fabric looks dirty quickly

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The front of the Gore Windstopper Thermo overshoes is made from a thick version of Gore’s Windstopper fabric. This is very windproof, having a three-layer structure with a built-in membrane. It’s also reasonably waterproof, although it will wet out in a downpour. And it’s breathable, so your feet don’t get too sweaty.

The rear of the upper is made of thinner Windstopper fabric. There are quite a few seams. As well as being taped, they are flatlocked with wide zigzag stitching, so they are watertight.

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