Review Vaude Bike Gaiter Long

Doomanic

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Product name: Vaude Bike Gaiter Long
Price paid: £25.00
Score (out of 10): 8

Review: @Kiwi in Wales wouldn't shut up about these ( :p ) so I decided I'd give them a try and I'm very glad I did.

I've ridden in them twice now, the first time in a typical FoD slopfest and the second on a claggy mud ride. Both times I've finished with warm, dry feet. So they work. (y)

They are made of a thin water and wind repellent breathable material. I'm not sure how breathable they are, but I do get a bit sweaty under them. I'm also not sure how durable they'll prove to be in a crash, but if anyone can test that out, it's me. :D

I got them from Amazon (sorry :( ) and bought 2 sizes as I wear a 46 shoe and the sizes are 44-46 and 47-49 and FiveTens are quite bulky. As it turned out, the 44-46 were pretty much spot on with no excess material flapping around at the toe and the Velcro fastening at the back fitting securely. There are adjuster straps over the toe and at the front of the ankle to take up any slack in the material.

The only niggle for me is the fastening at the back, on one side it's a full run of Velcro but the other side is pads with gaps in between. This my not be an issue, but I won't know until I've ridden in some proper English rain.

Here's a pic of my shoe after today's clagfest; as you can see, some mud has been forced up between the show and the gaiter but overall the shoe is clean and dry.

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Stumpy

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I got some after @Kiwi in Wales recommendation and can vouch for them too. Nothing like warm dry feet (or in my case foot 😂) when the rest of you is covered in mud....
 

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How those magnetic pedals doing?
 

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