SealSkinz Socks

I’ve been using SealSkinz Socks now for a couple of months now and I can’t recommend the them highly enough.

They feature a porelle membrane with a merino wool inner. The ones I have feature a blue band around the top. I can’t remember having cold or wet feet since I’ve been using them. Coupled with overshoes my feet have been really snug.
I had wanted a pair of the gloves but everywhere I tried didn’t have my size. It’s a tossup between the Ultra Grip Glove and the Technical Mountain Bike Glove.
I’ve been using a pair from Madison and although they say waterproof on the glove I have my doubts.

Back to the socks, part of my problem is that I haven’t fitted the Raceblade front guard to the Trek. The chainset and hence my feet pick up everthing thrown up  from the front wheel. The chain is getting cleaned and lubed every week as the lube is getting washed off from the spray. As the Crane Sport winter tights go over the sock nothing has got in yet.  Highly recommended.

2 thoughts on “SealSkinz Socks”

  1. I had blue rim sealskin sox 2 years ago (so not merino) and couldn’t get on with them. They may keep water out from the outside but not the inside at least when on the MTB. And after a 3 hour ride I tended to get crinkly feet like too long in the bath. I use woollie boolies now, with overshoes, at least they are warmish when wet.

    I use waterproof Madisons gloves from Ribble and although a bit bulky I have never had cold or wet hands when jacket worn outside the gloves.
    With no guards or raceblades, then winter weather will slow you down a lot.

  2. Andy, still using the sealskinz and Madison gloves which have proved waterproof. Now I’ve got a jacket that covers the wrist I haven’t had water seeping into the glove through the wrist.
    Similar situation with the socks, decent guards stopping nearly all the spray these days. The main method of getting in seems to be wicking from wet bibtights.

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