Sealskinz Waterproof All Weather Ankle Length Sock with Hydrostop review

A useful option for shorter rides when there’s standing water, but less effective in downpour

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Sealskinz Waterproof All Weather Ankle Length Sock with Hydrostop do a good job at keeping light spray out and fending off the wind, but struggle to stand up to a proper deluge. Their price makes it difficult to justify purchasing them above just getting a set of overshoes.

Reasons to buy
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Reasons to avoid
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    Very bulky

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    Not very breathable

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    Water can pool inside the sock

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Sealskinz is a British brand that has been battling the elements for the past 25 years with a wide range of waterproof clothing. Socks present a somewhat unique challenge; not only does a balance have to be struck between water resistance and breathability, but also something has to be done to stop the water getting in from the top and pooling around your toes.

These cycling socks do a commendable job at a challenging task, but unfortunately, they are not entirely effective.

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