Characteristics Designed for intensive cycling in cold and/or rainy weather (rides of 3 hours or more).
WindproofWindproof fabric that guarantees better warmth and comfort.
WaterproofExtra-fine neoprene (0.3 mm) with thermo-bonded seams.
LightweightVery light and compact neoprene means it can be stored in jersey pocket
VisibilityReflective insert at the back of the product.
WaterproofnessWaterproofness is a fabric's ability to prevent rain water from passing through. A fabric's waterproofing is determined by measuring its resistance to the pressure exerted by a water column, measured in mm (test based on ISO 811 standard). The higher the pressure, the more waterproof the fabric. A material with a waterproof rating of 2000 mm resists the pressure exerted by 2000 mm of water (which roughly corresponds to a 2-hour rain shower).
Why use windproof fabric?When cycling, your speed greatly increases the sensation of cold. An outdoor temperature of 10°C will feel like 7°C when cycling at 25 km/h. A windproof barrier helps prevent air from entering the garment and thus reduces the loss of heat.
Care tipsMachine wash at 30°C. Synthetic programme. Turn the garment inside out. Use minimal laundry detergent. Do not add softener. Line dry in a warm, ventilated area. Do not tumble dry. Do not dry clean. Do not bleach. Do not place on a heater to dry.
Product testsOur team of product designers based at the B'Twin Village in Lille is continuously working to make cycling more comfortable for our users. Our obsession is to create products that meet the specific cycling needs of our users and eliminate hindrances to a good cycling experience. We then test our products in the field, as we are convinced that only by subjecting them to real world conditions, like the ones you experience on your bike, can we continuously improve our products.
CompositionSocks : 88.0% Polyester (PES), 12.0% Elastane Yoke : 90.0% Rubber - Chloroprene (CR) - Neoprene, 10.0% Polyamide (PA)
Product catchlineultra-lightweight and stretchy with a smooth, aerodynamic surface. New reinforced sole. Internal reinforcement. Product used and approved by the professional team. FDJ.com during the 2014 season
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5 users recommend this product
Should be removed of the market01/02/2017Not water proof at allResponse of the brandDear Sir
Indeed these overshoes (and the vast majority of overshoes available from cycle retailers) are designed to work with road or MTB specific shoes which accept cleats. They are not designed to work with everyday shoes.I agree that it does not say it on this model and when I scour the web it rarely does. No excuse really so I've just asked the product manager who creates the product cards to add this to the description. It would avoid disappointing customers and would better manage their expectations of this type of product. It is also important to highlight the fact that the fabrics on oversheos are waterproof. Of this there is no doubt. But (and it's a bit but), water invariably penetrates from underneath the shoe (road splashes) and runs down the leg into the shoe over time as well. Not using mudguards also makes matters worse as tyre spray hits the toe of the shoe making it very wet. As a regular cyclist myself (as well as many of my friends in my club), we've tried everything and eventually water gets in but there are measures we take to slow this process down a lot. We even tape up all the holes in my road cycling shoes in the winter to reduce the risk.
You can of course return them to us if you are not happy with them.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
Leaked both times I've used them.29/01/2017Very lightweightNot waterproofResponse of the brandHello Dave,
Sorry to hear that this product hasn't worked as you'd hoped. I own a pair of these and found them great! If you could let me know in a bit more detail about where your feet were wet that would be great to feed back to the product manager though I think you may have a duff pair.
Some time if your shoes have a vent on the bottom the rain/spray will get in through there or sometimes you can find the water runs down your leg and into your socks that way. I have found this on the odd occasion when on my MTB.
Please don't refrain to return them for an exchange or refund with proof of purchase.
Rob Basnett b'Twin Product Expert DECATHLONDave was satisfied with this answer
Poor build quality27/12/2016Looked goodResponse of the brandHello Dave,
Sorry to hear about the issues you've had with these overshoes. I have a pair myself and haven't come across these issues so I'd say there is a defect with the pair you have. I'd return them to your local store for a refund/exchange.
Rob Basnett b'Twin Product Expert DECATHLON
Too early to say29/11/2016Fit well, seem to workNothing so far
Good Winter Shoe Covers07/03/2016Light wieght and effectiveThe main body is made of quite thin rubber