Yesterday we mentioned that French cycling product retailer EKOÏ had brought out heated cycling gloves for really cold weather cycling.
The good news foindex.php/accessories/577-warming-the-brass-monkeysr dedicated cold weather cyclists is that they have also introduced heated cycling overshoes.
Like the gloves, they are also called HEAT CONCEPT and come with two removable and rechargeable batteries which work for 2 to 5 hours, depending on the level of heat you select.
Where the gloves come with a button on the back of the hand that allows you to adjust the heat, the overshoes have the control on the ankle. Like the gloves, they are made of 4mm neoprene, but also have a Velcro fastener under the sole to keep them snug. They are reinforced around the toes and the heel and have reflective inserts.
The regulation of the heat is facilitated by the change of colour according to the temperature chosen: green for 25°, yellow for 30°, orange for 35°, and red for 40°. I thought that the upper temperature range would make hands overly hot, but don’t know quite what it would do for my feet at that temperature level.
The batteries are Lithium Polymer 7.4 Volt, 2500 Ma, with a heating power of 15 Watts.
The overshoes are available in sizes M (40/42) L (43/45) and XL (45/47). Suggested retail price: €169.95
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