Nov 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm #1310068
I'm looking for something to wear around camp when I do occasional overnights. The temperatures would be 5+ degrees.
1) FF down booties – $89, 9.3 oz
2) GooseFeet (including over-bootie)- $110, 3.9 oz
3) WM Flash bootie – $65, 3 oz
4) WM down dootie – $85, 6 oz
5) WM Expedition down bootie – $110, 8 oz
There's no place locally to see and handle any of these so it will be an internet-driven purchase.
In some respects, the simplicity of the WM Flash Bootie is attractive. The cheapest and lightest. My instincts tell me to select either the GF or FF down bootie.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.Nov 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm #2046648
delNov 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm #2046653
This question was asked recently and I think the consensus was the Feathered Friends booties. It was mainly due to the fact that the shell can be removed. This allows you to wear them in camp but then remove the outer so that you can use them inside your bag without worrying about dirt. It would be my first choice and I plan on picking up a pair in the next week or so.Nov 20, 2013 at 5:02 pm #2046659
I purchased a pair of down booties from Arrowhead Equipment 2 yrs ago & have been very pleased. They are extremely warm and weigh 3 oz with overstuff. My 2 cents!Nov 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm #2046665
@servingkoLocale: Intermountain West
I have had pair of the FF booties for 15 or 20 years and have really enjoyed them when winter camping. Don't know how much they have changed over the years but they have a fairly substantial sole and insole – perfect for walking around once you get the snow packed down around camp. Great value.Nov 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm #2046668
@verberLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
I have a pair of goose feet and really like them. Water resistant down is now the fill. Like the FF, they have the option of an over shell which are removal. I did the beefie ToughTek overshells which give a lot more traction than they typical nylon shells.
–MarkNov 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm #2046729
@jenmitolLocale: In my dreams....
I have the overbooties too. Wear them all the time to sleep, unless it's the height of summer. Super soft n comfy!!Nov 20, 2013 at 9:07 pm #2046745
Which bootie mentioned or listed above would be the warmest?Nov 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm #2046759
I just got a pair of the FF booties. Awesome product. I really like that the inner down boot can be for tent use only and the outer bootie for walking around. The outer bootie is at least marginally rugged and can be easily washed.Nov 21, 2013 at 5:01 am #2046803
I have the Goose Feet down booties and the over-booties with dyneema on the bottom. They are warm enough to walk around in the snow, I've even stepped through the top layer of snow and down several feet and stayed warm and dry. The over bootie shells come with two sets of foam inserts made of different thicknesses for various conditions. In the shoulder season when it gets cold but there is no snow I just wear the booties. Without the shells they are by far the lightest option (2.2 ozs) and durable enough to walk around camp.Nov 21, 2013 at 5:11 am #2046805
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
Another one for a Feathered Friends here.Nov 21, 2013 at 5:57 am #2046810
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
Have you checked these out?Nov 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm #2047025
Chad “Stick” PoindexterParticipant
@stickLocale: Wet & Humid Southeast....
Another vote for the GFG down socks and the overbooties. As mentioned, the socks can be worn inside a tent, all clean & warm, and then for a pee break, or camp chores, slip the overbooties on. The nice thing about going with GFG is that you can choose what materials you want the socks made from, and more importantly, how much down you want in them. Nothing wrong with the others mentioned, but being able to choose the materials and amount of down fill is a great option to really get what you want rather than settling for a stock version… unless the stock version is what you want.Nov 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm #2047054
All were excellent suggestions and insights and are appreciated. I just placed an order for the FF booties.Nov 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm #2047060
I just got my Goose Feet down socks and the over-booties and I have to say they are just awesome! And Ben from GFG is great to work with…! My socks with 50% over fill weight 2.2 oz and the booties 2 oz size M
YOU CANT GO WRONG ORDERING FROM BEN AT GOOSEFEET GEAR :-)Nov 25, 2013 at 4:24 pm #2048030
Why is it when I try to get on the site http://www.goosefeetgear.com it says certificate error? Mismatched address, Not recomended to click on this site? Does anyone else get this message hilighted in red?Nov 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm #2048032
@brooklynkayakLocale: Atlantic North East
That usually means a mis-configured SSL certificate configuration and/or web alias on the web site.
The'll probably figure it out and fix shortly.
Try goosefeetgear.com without the www.
Who types www anymore anyway. That's so old school:-)Nov 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm #2048041
naahh..still not working..darnit. Hope they fix it soon so I can order. its been like this for a few days now..Nov 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm #2048071
the site works for meNov 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm #2048086
Jeremy and AngelaParticipant
@requiemLocale: Northern CaliforniaNov 25, 2013 at 6:52 pm #2048091
weird..neither one is working for me…
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