GripGrab Arctic Waterproof Overshoe
In the harshest of conditions you need the best of kit. Riding in the Yorkshire Dales in winter can be icy cold and snow bound at times, and these are the conditions for which this overshoe has been designed.
GripGrab say that it’s the warmest overshoe on the market, and they’re probably correct. It’s cut and sewn from 4mm waterpoof neoprene, with a hollow fibre lining to ensure comfort, and it works.
It’s a zipperless design to maximise sealing against the elements, and is oversewn along the front to ensure that the three neoprene panels provide the very best fit and protection. It’s often difficult to trust an overshoe which has stitching along the front, but the quality and design and the panels are expertly thought out, making sure that it does work and you are kept warm and dry. In fact, not even a high icy wind can penetrate the stitching, as we’ve found out on many rides.
There’s Kevlar reinforcing to the toe and engineered design around the heal area to add protection too. In terms of fitting,it simply pulls down over the shoes and is fastened underneath, where the sole is opened up except for the addition of a super secure velcro style fastening. The cuff is a separate neoprene panel, trimmed with strong elastic to hold it firm, and when used with the new GripGrab Cycling Gaiter, you have the ultimate protection. And GripGrab have developed their Intelliseal fabric design to ensure that the overshoes provides improvement in the following areas:
Better Fit – closer and more secure fit around the sole of the shoe.
Better Durability – rubber protected stitches enhance the durability of the shoe cover.
Better Water Resistance – tight fit keeps water out for longer, reduces the tendency of shoe covers getting wet on the inside due to the wicking effect of the material along the edge of the shoe cover.
There’s even a neat little hi-vis fastener at the heal to hook a light too, adding to safety in busy winter roads. On the road, and indeed through winter forded streams on the mtb it def does the job well, and best of all the feet stay warm in all temperatures. It’s Intelliseal fabric is super tough and strong, meaning that this will be an investment for years to come.