GripGrab RaceAqua overshoes review

We tested these snuggly fitting and waterproof overshoes

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Very waterproof

  • +

    Multi-season

  • +

    Reflective detailing

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Not as durable as other overshoes from this brand

Why you can trust Cycling Weekly Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

These GripGrab RaceAqua overshoes first came into use as the morning commute became milder, keeping the road spray and rain off on the way to work.

However, they really came into their own when used on this year’s wet and muddy Paris-Roubaix Challenge sportive.

The white ones will now never be white again, but for the 170km cobbled sportive they kept my feet and cycling shoes dry during rain, and deflected the thick mud that clogged brakes and caused crashes.

>>> The best cycling overshoes: a buyer's guide

Now that the weather has got warmer, they can still be used on windy, mild days as the thin material and no lining mean your feet won't overheat.

GripGrab leg warmers on leg with GripGrab overshoe

The GripGrab RaceAqua overshoes are available in white or black

Be careful with the size you buy; you’ll never get a slightly too small size over a pair of cleats, but once the overshoes are on they are well fitted and very aero.

My only reservation might be their durability: the production material is thin and the sizing snug, so be aware of stretching and splitting them, or any rubbing on the cranks that could wear through.

Contact: gripgrab.com (opens in new tab)

UK Distributor: wiggle.co.uk (opens in new tab)

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1