GORE City Race Power Thermo overshoe, £44.99, www.gorebikewear.com

These overshoes are very solidly built compared with others we’ve encountered. Their uppers are made from a waterproof and breathable Gore-tex membrane with a Polyester lining. Velcro fastenings at the back keep them in place, while slots underneath allow for cleated shoes.

In use, the waterproofing is impeccable and these overshoes also provide welcome warmth in sub-zero temperatures. Our only grumble is the sizing: they work superbly with narrow footwear, but a lack of width adjustment means it’s near impossible to squeeze into them with shoes that are above-average width.

PROS waterproof, warm, well made
CONS won’t fit all shoes