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These overshoes give superb protection from wind, rain and, in testing, hail considering their low bulk.
The Tarmac H20s are made from antibacterial bamboo charcoal fleece with a stretchy polyurethane coating that's described as 'water resistant'. I would suggest this doesn't do the Pro' justice as I didnt find any hint of water getting inside the overshoes even during very wet testing. I also found that while my feet can overheat in my neoprene overshoes, the Pros didn't suffer from that problem due to their lighter weight construction.
In comparison neoprene they offer a little less in terms of insulation and general warmth but due to the 'wrap around' style, the fabric covers virtually every part of your shoes which is good news for keeping them clean. The overshoes are kept firmly in place with a combination of a YKK rear zip and a reflective velcro puller to make sure of a snug fit.
The performance during testing was faultless. I specifically liked the slim line profile as this allowed me to get them on and off quickly and easily. My feet didnt overheat or get cold and they handled even the heaviest of showers comfortably. A sound investment, £30 for these may be toward the top of the overshoe price list but consider that you get a water-repellant, sleek, comfortable, durable product then surely it is worth serious consideration.
A top quality pair of overshoes. The design is sleek and attractive.
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Make and model: Pro Tarmac H2O overshoes
Size tested: L
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Age: 24 Height: 5ft 10 Weight: 66kg
I usually ride: at the moment my Orbea Ora tri/tt bike My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb, triathlon