Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kalamazoo, Mi.
Bikes: Byron,Sam, The Hunq and that Old Guy
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One weird product from Rivendell which just might help in winter
The "Splats" that Rivendell has produced turned out to work pretty well in the cold. They are intended to keep your feet dry in the rain, and I suppose they will. After seeing them mentioned on another thread, I wondered if they might help with wind chill for those of us in the frigid areas. They seemed to yesterday. I am putting some more pics and detail on my blog, but I rode about 6 or 7 miles with them on in 25-30 degree weather, and took them off for the return ride. While I can't say that I was "toasty" comfortable,my feet were noticeably colder on the return. I think they will be useful in colder temps and it would be conceivable to add a layer of fleece to the underside to help trap the heat in, they are really easy to take on or off which makes them a lot more practical than the old "booties," although neoprene "boots" will definitely be warmer.