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Hydropel tips
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Vadim Fedorovsky
Hydropel tips on 04/06/2010 18:32:47 MDT Print View

To all the hydropel users:
I have never used this product but i just got some.

Would one put this on their feet before going out for a long, hard day? or rather right when they started feeling the soreness of feet problems coming on during the hike?

Basically my question is: prevention or just treatment?

Thanks UL gals and dudes!

James Dubendorf

Locale: CO, UT, MA, ME, NH, VT
Re: Hydropel tips on 04/06/2010 18:56:38 MDT Print View

"Basically my question is: prevention or just treatment?"

Both! Put it on your feet (I really focus on and between my toes) first thing before breakfast, or even the night before. No reason you can't also touch up spots during the day. You can also apply it on top of duct tape, or along the edges of leukotape to prevent any adhesive catching onto your socks. One way to experiment is to apply it on one foot, but not the other. I tend to only use it when I anticipate a lot of cold and wet, or when I know I will be pushing myself beyond my normal limits. Otherwise, I would rather just find a foot system that works for me without the expensive goop.


John Whynot

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Hydropel tips on 04/06/2010 19:13:33 MDT Print View

I only use it when I am expecting my feet to be wet and cold. I apply before they get wet. It's much easier to apply when warmed up a bit...