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Overshoes & Waterproof gloves
#1
Morning All

After getting thoroughly soaked on the way to work this morning I want to get some overshoes and a decent pair of waterproof winter gloves.  I've seen some overshoes on Merlin that are a reasoanable price and also the ever popular Seal Skinz gloves which look good.  Do people have any ideas or suggestions?
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#2
I've got some Endura overshoes which are ace and work with spuds, they were about £30 on wiggle.

As for the gloves, also good, but not on a windy AND wet day. Yes, they'll keep you dry, but it won't matter when you snap your fingers off at the other end. But maybe that's just my experience of them. Would still gladly use them though, better being cold than wet and cold.
My riding is more up and down than the damn area I live in! And the tart's knickers who lives next door - Combined!  :o
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#3
Perhaps warm and dry is asking to much?  I had an pair of Altura winter gloves for several years that were good so may look at another pair of them.
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#4
I've just got the aldi overshoes and under helmet cap thingamee.

Not tried yet, but does an equal job I reckon, and less than a tenner.
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#5
I found a good way of getting to work dryish. I left my house and 4.7metres later I got in my car. Hope this helps.  Tongue
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#6
If you were only allowed to buy to buy one thing this winter, buy proper winter boots.... I cant recommend them enough.
As for gloves I have a pair of Trek "Bear Claw" gloves which are about 10 years old & keep me both dry & warm (perhaps too warm sometimes) no matter what the weather is like.  ;D  
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#7
I have a pair of Seal Skinz winter gloves, which are both waterproof and very very warm. They are like ski gloves though, quite thick and have gel pads on the palm so takes some getting used to the first couple of rides!   I also have some Seal Skinz midweight socks too. They will no doubt get their first ride tomorrow going by the weather forecast :Smile
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#8
I had been looking at a pair of ski gloves in the Cotswold catalogue that looked quite sensible but not sure if they would be too bulky or not.  I'd also thought about waterproof socks, how well do they work and would it be all to much with overshoes as well?

Had seen these at Merlin:

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#9
I.ll let you know this evening about the socks, just stared hammering it down Sad
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#10
Tell me about it I just got drenched coming home from work  Sad  I'll think I'll definately be ordering something soon tho lol
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