Unwrapping the Velosock and holding it in your hands feels like you are holding on to a giants brightly coloured boxers. Getting it on the bike is a little fiddly, but not difficult. You’d probably be better off doing it outside your home, because the process is likely to displace some of the dirt you are looking to keep off your clean floor.
The finished result is a bicycle wrapped in a sock. Whether it looks good or not is the eye of the beholder. Personally, I quite like the quirky design.
The founding team, based out of Latvia, suggest three uses for the Velosock:
- After daily rides for storage in the home and office
- Carrying a bike on public transport
- Inside a car
The sock will definitely help keep grease off objects surrounding your bike and any mud is kept contained within the sock. Unfortunately, if you are looking for a solution for after a rainy ride, the Velosock is likely to disappoint as it isn’t waterproof, so any water will soak through and on to the floor.
Fortunately, you can machine wash the Velosock and it’s quick drying, so it’s easy to keep it clean.
It’ll fit bicycles with a length of 1.6m to 2m and there is also a kids edition.
With the practicalities summarised, is this something you’d want in your home or office?
The Velosock comes in a variety of different designs and there is even the option of ordering a custom design, if you are looking for a unique gift. The options are listed on the Velosock website and depending on the version you choose, the price can vary from £39.99 to £64.00. Shipping to the UK is free.
As a personal preference, I quite like how my naked, sock-less bike looks, so it’s probably not something I’d use. However, I can see how it could be a useful addition to help someone keep their home/office/car clean.
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