Pearl Izumi Pro Barrier WxB overshoes review

Easy and secure fit with ample bad-weather protection for all but the coldest temperatures

Pearl Izumi Pro WXB overshoes
(Image: © David Arthurs)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Easy to put on, minimal bulk, secure fit and good protection for bad weather


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    Easy to fit

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    Secure once fitted

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    Reflective details

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    Reinforced toe box


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    Not the best insulation for very low temperatures

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    Might have to size up

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The Pearl Izumi PRO Barrier WxB shoe covers are Pearl Izumi’s mid-range and mid-weight overshoes, designed primarily for keeping your feet dry, utilising the company’s own waterproof and windproof fabric. They are fleece-lined for insulation and do provide warmth for all but the very coldest rides. 

A highlight is the two-stage velcro closure that ensures they are quick and easy to both put on and take off again, as well as helping to provide a secure seal around the back of the foot and ankle. They even come in 'screaming yellow' as well as the black pair here, in case the reflective details aren’t enough to stand out.

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