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veloTozeMTB/Gravel Tall Shoe Cover
Item # VLT1WU2
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October 2, 2020
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
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- Size Bought
- 5` 10"
- 180 lbs
I purchased these rain covers to shave a few grams off my touring kit. I saved ounces, actually, and lots of volume. I have used them exactly once, last week here in Vermont, and they certainly did their job--dry shoes, socks and feet after an hour and a half in sometimes heavy rain--which is better than most other shoe covers I have tried, and I have tried a half dozen. Neoprene booties keep as dry, but they are cold-weather items and take up a lot of space in a pack for something rarely used. I would rather that any piece of gear fail at home rather than fail on tour, so I abused them while pulling them on and off. They are thin skins, so I thought they would rip with my heavy-handed tugging. Toze recommends pulling them on first before your shoes, then pulling them down over the shoes. That works fine; I also pulled them over my shoes after I put them on. It was hard, but they survived. My one nit-pick: after removing them, I had a distinct impression on my leg that was deeper than any sock-line I have experienced. They were not uncomfortable for an hour and a half, but all day might cause discomfort. They CAN be rolled down to prevent this from happening. And I am NOT bragging about my massive calf muscles!