Porelle Porelle Drys Socks

3.8/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


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Porelle Porelle Drys


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dusty a Weekend Warrior from London, UK

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2003

Strengths:    Haven't found any

Weaknesses:    Waterproofing

Bottom Line:   
These simply don't work. In heavy rain (8 deg cent.) took about 25 minutes before my feet were like blocks of ice. I think better to invest your money in a good pair of neoprene overshoes rather than socks. Maybe this sock's failing is that water probably wicks in from the top and eventually saturates inside, and the thermo dynamic transfer properties after that are bad, unlike neoprene. Maybe if they were tucked in under tights or trousers then that might explain why some people haven't had problems.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Any

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andy a Weekend Warrior from Leeds, UK

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2000

Strengths:    Like it says on the box - waterproof and breathable.

Weaknesses:    Get a bit stiff when they've been washed and take a while to wear in again!

Bottom Line:   
I like these things a lot as they are simple, cheap and work well.

They DO keep your feet dry except when water gets in over the top of them. If you are going wading up to your knees or it's really, really raining then you will get wet feet whatever. Even then, as they are pretty thick, I've found that they are insulated enough to keep the water that gets inside them warm(ish).

[I've also used them for hill walking when my boots were leaking and they've kept my feet dry no probs.]

My wife has just bought the new Sealskins socks which are better as they are thinner and softer. And they are cheaper. Plus, there is a version of these for £30 which are longer and has a water seal around the calf.

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Favorite Trail:   Pudsey routes

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Sealskins socks - New type. 20 quid (see below)


Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude Comp

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Micke from Sweden

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2000

Strengths:    Windproof, thick material, keeps most of the water out...

Weaknesses:    Crucial to get the right size - not very stretchable material, seams undo, they don't "breathe" very well - my footsweat doesn't get out....
Price.


Bottom Line:   
These socks won't keep your feet dry if:
-your feet sweat a lot
-you use 'em in watery conditions...
BUT they will keep your feet warm, which is fine by me...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Hägglunds Äventyrsbutiken Luleå

Similar Products Used:   Ordinary plastic bags - lighter, cheaper, not as warm or durable ;-)


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2000

Strengths:    Great concept and advertising. Good product awareness among cyclists. Keeps your feet dry for about 10 minutes of moderate rain or through puddles etc.

Weaknesses:    So thick it doesn't actually mould to your foot. Distinctly weird to wear until you put shoes over the top.

Only keeps your feet dry for about 10 minutes of moderate rain.

For what they don't do, they're expensive.


Bottom Line:   
If you're planning to splash 'em fine. If you're planning to keep your feet dry for a longer period try something else. I will be.

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Favorite Trail:   Most Common: route from home to work. Favourite: Anywhere else

Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by MAT MULLEN from SHEFFIELD IN UK

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2000

Strengths:    KEEPS YOUR FEET DRY

Weaknesses:    PRICE

Bottom Line:   
THEY KEEP MY FEET DRY, HOWEVER MY FEET ARE TOTALLY FROZEN IN WINTER RIDING ONCE THE OUTER OF THE SOCK GETS WET. THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE THERMAL BUT I HAVE MY DOUBTS. PERHAPES THE CUT OF MY SHOES IS A BIT TIGHT & CUTS OFF THE BLOOD FLOW, BUT IN DRY WEATHER MY FEET ARENT COLD SO WHATS GOING ON?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   HARDTAIL

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alan L a Cross Country Rider from Glasgow

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2000

Strengths:    This is actually a praise for Customer Service at Porelle(Porvair).
I used a pair of ankle length socks on quite a few wet days, as there is in Scotland, and on a few occasions my feet got soaked, I emailed Porelle with this and they tested them, even though they found them to be 100% waterproof they sent me a replacement pair of calf lengths as a matter of goodwill.
What more can I say I now have warm, dry feet again!!!!
Thanks Porelle!


Weaknesses:    None really..price if I must pick something. You can always pick up a pair in a sale though.

Bottom Line:   
Socks are Spot-on, only if there is heavy rain I would say get the calf lengths under longs rather than ankle lengths.

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Favorite Trail:   Any part of the West Higland Way

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR Elite standard except for Onza Rip and Rail Kevlar tyres.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Assinder a Cross-Country Rider from Birmingham

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2000

Strengths:    
They do everything they say on the packet!


Weaknesses:    
Stitching around the to is poor and inclined to undo.


Bottom Line:   
Excelent product, I went to the shop to get a pair of expensive Lake MX 300s winter shoes and came out with these having saved a packet. I just use these with a pair of Mx 200 summer shoes and my feet are toasty and dry.

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Favorite Trail:   
Lickey Hills

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Bike Setup:   
GT ZaskarLE, Rock Shock Judys, Xtr thruought.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by mack a Cross-Country Rider from sheffield

Date Reviewed: December 9, 1999

Strengths:    
thick and very comfortable,does'nt leave your feet loose in your shoes


Weaknesses:    
i don't know if i'm doing something wrong but they don't keep my feet dry,a few puddles and the water is straight thru my mx200's and onto my feet,quite cold in the winter.


Bottom Line:   
i will buy another pair as i'm gettin a pair of mxz300's soon for the winter,and the comfort factor is too good to miss!

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Favorite Trail:   
ladybower circle

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Bike Setup:   
marin mount vision

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Richard Burt a Cross-Country Rider from London, UK

Date Reviewed: November 29, 1999

Strengths:    
Warm, waterproof, breathable


Weaknesses:    
Expensive, pretty thick for a sock


Bottom Line:   
Great winter socks which do everything they say they will. Just make sure to try them on with your cycle shoes, as the extra thickness can cramp your feet compared to summer socks.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Gore-tex oversocks, noeprene overshoes


Bike Setup:   
Voodoo hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tim a Cross-Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: July 19, 1999

Strengths:    
Waterproof, warm, comfy, hardwearing.


Weaknesses:    
Insides take ages to dry after washing, expensive.


Bottom Line:   
Wonderful - widely available in the UK, but not sure about the rest of the world.....

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Goretex over socks, Planet X Neoprene over shoes.


Bike Setup:   
Marin Mt Vision

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