Dec 16, 2010 at 7:08 am #1266621
I'm looking to make some overshoes for cycling and I'm wondering if any one knows of a fabric that's totally waterproof (doesn't need to breathable, there's plenty of ventilation already) and very abrasion resistant? All the overshoes on the market either leak, wear out too quickly or don't fit so I'm going to make my own (or try at least).
Weight isn't a problem either as I'll be using them mainly for commuting and the more they weigh the fitter I'll get.
MattDec 16, 2010 at 7:34 am #1674671
@davecLocale: The West Slope
The Dimension Polyant family of fabrics are waterproof to something like 200 psi, and the thicker versions (VX 21 and 42) are pretty durable. Problem is that they're also very stiff, and getting them to bend into bootie shape might be tough.Dec 16, 2010 at 8:22 am #1674678
Good call Dave,
Only trouble is the only place I've found it it's 65 Euros per meter! I might email some sail makes to see if they have any off cuts they can sell me.
Thanks for your help,
MattDec 16, 2010 at 8:39 am #1674687
Marc SheaBPL Member
Dim Poly will sell direct. Contact them and they will send you a price list.
Also, if you want it to be completely waterproof you will have to make sure that any seams can be taped, something that Dim Poly won't be able to confirm and may require experimentation.Dec 16, 2010 at 9:50 am #1674702
I was looking at the wrong item on the website as I didn't read the previous posts very carefully; I've ordered some so fingers crossed it's what I was thinking of, sounds perfect though.
MattDec 16, 2010 at 11:16 am #1674722
Brian SenezBPL Member
What about neoprene? If weight is not an issue this seems like a good choice. I commute through the winter and am reasonably happy with my neoprene booties. Sidetrack makes some inexpensive ones and Pearl Izumi makes some good quality ones. What are you looking to do differently from these?Dec 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm #1674781
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Heat-welded PVC-coated nylon. Available from OWFINC etc.
CheersDec 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm #1674813
I know they're not MYOG, but for $40…
Performance Bike Neoprene Booties. Rubber soled, cut diagrams in the bottom for if you wear clipless…keep my toes warm into the 20s no problem with a light wool sock. Mine are about 4-5 years old, so I hope they are still as well made as they used to be.
EDIT: Ugh….looks like they got rid of the rubber sole…that was probably the main thing they had going for them…
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