- What boots for cold wet puddle splashy riding?
Yeah I’m sorry I know it’s been done before but: what boots for typical English winter riding, i.e. cold wet rain, deep splashy puddles, etc rather than super cold and dry snow so performance in the wet is more important than performance in super low temps.
I have (I think) Shimano MW80s, a couple of years old now, they’re ok in cold & dry but need something a notch up.
Not Fasterkatts, I tried but didn’t get on with them, but something along those lines I think with some kind of extra flap page (instead of a separate neoprene overshoe) with a good seal at the leg.
I bloomin’ hate cold wet feet me.
Ta.Posted 4 years ago
thx, do the MT91s have any way of preventing (or discouraging, it’s near impossible to prevent 100%) water ingress from the top? They look more like a hiking boot so I hadn’t given them serious consideration before.
The Spesh Defroster ’14 look like they may be a goer too.Posted 4 years agobedmakerSubscriber
For really wet riding, I find that using gaiters to stop your sock getting soaked and drawing water into the boot from the top makes much more difference than the boot itself.
Possibly even more important is decent mudguards to stop the water getting there in the first place.Posted 4 years agoStefMcDefSubscriber
Picked up a pair of Specialized Defroster Trail in a 20% off sale at Dales Cycles the other day.
Only one ride through a soaking wet Mugdock Park under their velcro straps to date, but they seemed pretty much watertight and a massive improvement on my previous Sealskinz/overshoes wet weather combo.
Only criticism is they’re a bit gimpy and fetish-looking, but probably no more so than the overshoes.Posted 4 years agosinglecrackMember
I’ve got these now ..found them better than shimanoPosted 4 years ago
Yep MW81s here too.Posted 4 years ago
1st pair are 1/2 size too large which allowed a thick pair of socks & this year bought a second pair 1 size larger that I can year 2 thick pairs of socks in when it’s extremely cold – in the minuses…
I have also made a set of gaiters / seals from the arms of a black pair of industrial rubber gloves that go snugly against my legs & over the top of the boots. This stops water going through my thermal bib-longs & finding its way into my boots!
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