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Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Down Booties on 05/23/2010 18:57:17 MDT Print View

Anyone know of a good manufacturer of reasonably priced down booties that are still lightweight?

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Down Booties" on 05/23/2010 19:10:06 MDT Print View

Well, what is considered 'reasonably' priced?

Nunatak makes the Teanaway Down slippers, your choice of shell material, avg. weight of 3.5 oz., though they range around $100. They have a few other burlier models.

Sierra Designs Down Bootie, weight 8 oz., nylon, cordlock, prices range, 650 fill down. *Zappos.com has them in black or vine in size medium for $49.50

or

Sierra Designs Down packable bootie, 7oz., $45, same as above more or less minus the reinforced ankle and cordlock.


The latter two choices are the most affordable and offer some decent features for the price, tho they're considerably heavier than the Nunatak or Western Mountaineering offerings.

Edited by Eugeneius on 05/23/2010 19:10:57 MDT.

Robert Cowman
(rcowman) - F - M

Locale: Canadian Rockies
Integral on 05/23/2010 19:12:42 MDT Print View

Integral designs hot socks $45 under 5oz

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Down Booties" on 05/23/2010 19:28:32 MDT Print View

Check out Goose Feet down booties.

Very light, well made, cottage manufacturer.

I really like mine, but it does depend on your intended use. These are not as heavy duty as some (that's why they're so light!).

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
GooseFeet on 05/23/2010 19:32:13 MDT Print View

http://www.goosefeet.webs.com/

Around 2 oz.

Peter Longobardi
(paintplongo) - F

Locale: Hopefully on the Trail
Re: GooseFeet on 05/23/2010 19:49:06 MDT Print View

Exactly the kind of thing I was looking for, thanks!

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Down Booties on 05/23/2010 20:21:53 MDT Print View

Ooh, this looks like something I could use!!! Thanks for the link!

Edited by hikinggranny on 05/23/2010 20:22:38 MDT.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"Down Booties" on 05/23/2010 20:24:10 MDT Print View

I got interrupted before I finished that last post....

I really like the booties, and Ben makes a shell also for hanging around the fire.

The booties are suitable for inside a sleeping bag because they don't have a hard sole bottom.

Jason Knecht
(distortedaxis) - F

Locale: Earth
Wow, I like those on 05/23/2010 20:48:53 MDT Print View

I'm going to order a pair of those!

Thanks for the link