- Sealskinz alternatives?
I love my Sealskinz. Up until the water runs down my leg into them. But I’m not sure that there are any products (shoes or socks) that don’t suffer from this. I’m about to try dry suit gaiters as suggested on here. If they works then they’ll be bob on.
I’ve got the mid length ones, but I’m going to get a pair of the knee ones for moar winter essentials.
I’ve got some of the Aldi ones, but haven’t tried them yet. They’re a bit short tbh.Posted 5 months agothenorthwindMember
I have both Aldi ones and Sealskinz. Aldi ones are just as good at keeping water out, but the fit is slightly worse and they’re shorter (which is important for keeping water out).
The Sealskinz were a present. If I had to keep one pair I’d choose them. But if a I had to buy another pair with my own money, I’d get the Aldi ones. Still a couple of pairs in my local this evening.Posted 5 months agochestrockwellMember
I have a pair of sealskinz and the Aldi ones. No contest, the ss are miles better quality, fit and finish. They cost loads more though so depends what your priorities are.
Both are still waterproof and well used although the seam of the Aldi pair is coming apart a bit.Posted 5 months agoburlysurlyMember
I work on the bike so have tested the aldi, dexshell and seal skinz quite extensively. The cheaper ones do the job but after a few hours of heavy rain start to let in water though the actual foot hole,Seal skinz are brilliant and well worth the extra money if you want dry feet whatever the conditions.Posted 5 months agoepicycloSubscriber
The important thing to do with SealSkinz is to get a size that is almost loose. I find they work better if they are not stretched on.
Also long enough so that the top is above the downward spray of water from your back wheel when you’re on the upstroke. Or proper mudguards.Posted 5 months agoSpinMember
Merino socks, just accept your feet are wet and toasty warm
There’s no way a regular sock (merino or not) would keep my feet warm on a wet, cold ride. If that works for you I’d suggest one of the following is going on: you live dahn saff, you’re wearing winter boots, you’re a penguin.Posted 5 months agobenpinnickSubscriber
Ive got Dexshells and 4 generations of sealskinz. The only ones that actually ever keep my feet dry for a reasonable time are the latest generation sealskinz in knee length. Everything else is OK for puddles etc. but not really cutting it in the rain as they just fill up with water in the end.Posted 5 months agoSplash-manMember
Another vote for the knee high Seal Skins.Posted 5 months ago
They might look a little silly with shorts but they are ace at keeping your feet warm and dry.
The only pair of waterproof socks that have kept my feet dry when cycling.
I am somewhat attracted to riding through big puddles !!!ajantomMember
thermal army edition sealskins have been going for the last couple of years, before that regular sealskinz until the OH decided to tumble dry them.
Are we married to the same lady by any chance 😉
My wife’s ruined 3 pairs of Sealskins (2 x Army and 1 normal) by tumble drying them. I always insist I wash my own bike kit, but somehow she manages to mix them in with other stuff!
The Army Issue ones are great if you can find them. My local army surplus store always used to have them for about £10-15, but not had any stock for ages now.Posted 5 months agoOscillate WildlyMember
the mid length hydrostop socks are bleedin’ ace, into almost december and I’m still on my normal summer shoes with these socks, if its puddle splashes/stream running descents then these work ace, if the waters constantly splashing up on your shoes the water doesn’t get in, very very very worse case scenario on the worst of wettest shit mucky days Ive had damp feet at the end of a ride
I guess the folk who moan have it running down there legs are out in the rain and its dripping down your legs into the socks them selves (but even then its a million times better than normal socks)
ive had mine well over a year, always washed and they still just work, after another pair as a backup in the sales but not seen any mid length hydrostop onesPosted 5 months ago
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