inverting space for a vapor barrier?
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Brett Peugh
(bpeugh) - F - M

Locale: Midwest
inverting space for a vapor barrier? on 05/29/2008 19:27:09 MDT Print View

How the heck do you place a polypro sock, a vapor barrier sock and an insulating sock in the same boot which you had fitted for just a regular insulated sock? Take out the insole or liner?

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
you dont? on 05/29/2008 20:15:31 MDT Print View

I have never had any trouble fitting a thin polypro liner, breadbag VBL and smartwool hiker sock into a boot sized for the smartwool.
If your having trouble with a THIN liner sock maybe you sized the boot too small?

Edited by nanookofthenorth on 05/29/2008 20:16:04 MDT.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: inverting space for a vapor barrier? on 05/29/2008 20:40:42 MDT Print View

How the heck do you place a polypro sock, a vapor barrier sock and an insulating sock in the same boot which you had fitted for just a regular insulated sock?

Would not even try. VBL being suitable only for temps below 30F and wanting to handle walking in snow down to -10F (maybe colder), I'll buy boots to use only in winter and size them up to accommodate the socks needed while walking.

Neil Bender
(nebender) - F
Re: inverting space for a vapor barrier? on 06/02/2008 13:58:52 MDT Print View

If the boot is too tight for all that you could just try a thin liner and a neoprene sock. Wool is great for taking up sweat but if there is a vapor barrier inside the wool, then a neoprene sock insulates well for it's thickness. Just don't wear this combo to bed; put on fresh dry socks when sleeping. You also might want to consider antiperspirant on your feet if you are in conditions that require long term use of vapor barrier socks.