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Endura Luminite overshoes



Not the warmest overshoes, but a good after-dark option

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With a healthy dollop of Scotchlite on all sides these overshoes are certainly a worthwhile addition to your night armoury, and the fact that your feet are constantly moving makes them even more visible. The fabric is a thin fleece with a waterproof PVC coating; it's stretchy, but not as stretchy as Neoprene, nor as warm. It is very windproof though, which is a bonus.

You get a Kevlar-reinforced heel and toe, and a full length Velcro closure which makes for easy fitting. The seams are all flatlocked and the main seams on the body are taped too for extra durability. In the depths of winter you'll probably be yearning for something a bit thicker and warmer, such as Endura's own Neoprene Road overshoe, but for warmer, wetter days the Luminites are great for keeping your shoes and feet dry, and they really come into their own once the sun goes down.

Dave is a founding father of, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

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Chuffy | 15 years ago

Hmmmmmm, I might be in the market for some of them. How secure are the reflectives though? Baggy bought a pair of Altura Reflex overshoes and the reflectives were peeling off even as we left the shop!

dave atkinson replied to Chuffy | 15 years ago

the scotchlite isn't stuck on, more kind of printed like you'd find on a decent jacket. so no problem with peeling. i can't see that they would in the future either - you can't separate the scotchlite from the fabric with your fingernail, even if you have a real go at it it. but time will tell, i guess...

Chuffy replied to dave atkinson | 15 years ago

Ah, that sounds good. The Altura stuff is just stuck on. All you need is one tiny bit where the glue has failed and you can kiss your night time shinyness goodbye.

Tony Farrelly replied to Chuffy | 15 years ago

 You'd need afternoon shinyness around here today the weather is so completely cack!

longwhitecloud replied to Tony Farrelly | 15 years ago

Had a pair about a month. Not all the shiny stuff is scotchlite but I suppose for under 20 quid......My main gripe is that like lots of other overshoes the construction is pretty flimsy round the toe area, because however much most of us roadies hate to do it...occasionally you have to put a foot down and sometimes, strewth!, walk a bit (to the shop only, I don't mean clip clopping  3 )I have used neoprene from an old wetsuit and some black magic repair stuff and the shoes are now stronger than they were! Having said that, at this rate they are going to morph into a neoprene pair of different colours before this winter ends.

They do keep out the water though and even on recent evening training rides my feet weren't cold.  1 (that might have more to do with worrying so much about hitting ice I forgot the pain in my extremeties)

All in all, not bad for the money but next time I'm going for something more heavy duty. (maybe I should design some  26 )

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