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Both windproof and water resistant, the BTwin 3 Shoe Covers protect your feet for not very much money.
Given the weather has been hugely extreme the last few weeks you'd need industrial clothing to stay completely dry all of the time. On the less extreme days it has still be handy to don a pair of overshoes to keep the puddle water out.
To be of any use in these conditions overshoes need to offer windproofing and water resistance. Lucky then the B'Twin 3 shoe covers provide both of these protections. The wide opening is suitable for use with either road or mountain bike shoes and the neoprene material is thick enough to withstand some off-road beating. The final and perhaps most encouraging aspect is the price, £10. That's not bad at all.
So what do you get for your buck? Well they're not bad really. They have a reinforced section under the toe and a very secure velcro under the arch of the foot. The cover is kept in place with a tough zip and to complete the lineup you have some reflective decals on the outside to aid visibility.
On the days where the rain has relented but the wind has still been in full effect the B'Twin 3's have kept my feet warm. They've even dealt with the squally showers pretty admirably, keeping most of the water out or off the shoes. The thick neoprene does a good job in most conditions.
Despite the large opening at the back, the tough material can make it slightly awkward to get the covers on but once in place they are unobtrusive.
Inexpensive and cosy overshoes that keep out all but the worst of the elements.
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Make and model: BTwin 3 Shoe Covers
Size tested: 8
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Anyone who rides in the inclement weather or needs a little extra warmth on their tootsies and at a great price.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Offering a neoprene layer, the shoe covers keep the wet and wind out. There is additional reflective trim to aid visibility.
For ten pounds the quality is very good. The shoe covers have proved to be robust and well made. The zip on the backs has not given any issues and although tight to get on there is enough stretch to do so without putting your back out or ripping the covers.
Surprisingly effective and keeping your feet warm and dry in all but the worst of conditions.
So far they have withstood daily abuse in some pretty horrible conditions.
Once on you wouldn't notice them.
Again this is a little mis-leading. They are effective but can prove a little tight to get on but then shoe covers are supposed to be.
For £10 you get a tremendous value. I can't believe the price.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
What they do and without fuss.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The large number of labels - they will only get cut out.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Certainly.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
Great price and a decent performance.
Age: 45 Height: 178cm Weight: 80kg
I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three My best bike is: As above
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT