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Northwave Celsius 2 GTX winter boots - initial review

Discussion in 'Shopping, Services and Reviews' started by al3xsh, 11 Jan 2017.

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  1. al3xsh

    al3xsh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Peak district
    This winter I have really been suffering with cold feet - to the extent it has been putting me off riding. On the recommendation of a friend I have been looking at these for a while, but was put off by the price tag (£160!). Finally they came down in price in the sale at wiggle (was £84.99 now £99.99) - and they are awesome! Last week I rode in subzero temperatures, and everything else was freezing apart from my toes!

    I went for the 45 (same size as my shimano shoes) and there is plenty of room for a couple of pairs of decent thick socks. I probably could have managed with a 44, so it might be worth trying both if you are small in one size. They are pretty bulky, but that's to be expected. They seem comfy on the two rides I've been on wearing them, and they seem like they will last (certainly better than my overshoes!).

    I would highly recommend them!
     
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  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I very nearly went for them, but I went for the Shimano MW7's - should arrive tomorrow. Only reason is I know in Shimano and Lake I take a 44 and in Spesh it's a 43. I got them for about £120 from CRC with BC's 10% off.

    The Northwaves have great reviews.
     
  3. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
  4. al3xsh

    al3xsh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Peak district
    This is amazing - it used to take me a ridiculous amount of time to get my thick socks and shoes and toe covers and overshoes on! :-)
     
  5. samsbike

    samsbike Senior Member

    They are great, however, they are also heavy. I always notice the difference going back to my normal spds
     
  6. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Love my Spesh Defroster winter boots. You can't beat them for keeping your tootsies warm. Yes they do weigh more then my normal shoes. But hey I ain't no Froome Dog.

    For extreme cold temperatures, the boots worn with a pair of SealSkinz socks, no cold is going to get to my tootsies.
     
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  7. I have Northwave Celcius boots (not sure what model) and recommend them highly. On a cold day I use them with chemical footwarmers and they stave off the cold for a few hours. The only annoying feature is that the velcro always grabs hold of my woolly socks when I put them on. Not really a problem, but makes me swear a bit.
     
  8. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    I've had a pair for about 4 years now. Possibly the best bit of clothing I've bought for the bike. Great for commuting - dead easy to clean, reasonably lght for their size and easy to walk around in.

    I have the feeling they have lost some of their waterproofness now? They are a bugger to get dry. Takes me up to two days with a pair of socks filled with rice and put in the airing cupboard.
     
  9. al3xsh

    al3xsh Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Peak district
    I considered them, but could only find them at full price!
     
  10. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah


    I'm pretty sure there's not much difference between the two makes.