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Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
GooseFeet with M50 fabric on 12/04/2010 11:19:59 MST Print View

I have a very limited number of available FREE upgrades to the brand new orange Momentum 50 fabric! Maybe 3 pairs. This option will reduce the standard weight by approximately 0.4 oz. If you are interested, just order the standard black taffeta, and specify in the comments that you want the upgrade to the M50.

Once the first order comes through, I will post pictures of the socks using the new fabric.

- Ben Smith
GooseFeet

Edited by goosefeet on 12/04/2010 11:21:06 MST.

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: GooseFeet with M50 fabric on 12/04/2010 13:36:20 MST Print View

All three pairs have been spoken for!

Thanks!

Pic soon...

Edited by goosefeet on 12/04/2010 15:36:05 MST.

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
GooseFeet with M50 fabric PICS on 12/04/2010 18:12:24 MST Print View

Here is the picture I promised of the socks with the new Momentum 50 fabric. It is slightly see-through with a feel somewhere in between silnylon and Momentum 90.



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The weight of a standard black M90 Large with 0.5oz of extra fill is 2.8oz (with stuffsack).

With the new fabric, they come in at 2.35oz (with stuffsack). A savings of 0.45oz!

So, with this fabric, you can basically negate the weight of the overstuff!

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: GooseFeet with M50 fabric PICS on 12/04/2010 18:17:07 MST Print View

Very nice! Way to be on top of the game, Ben.

Robert Carver
(Rcarver) - MLife

Locale: Southeast TN
Re: GooseFeet with M50 fabric on 12/04/2010 19:39:15 MST Print View

Ben, really looking forward to getting mine with the M50 fabric. I got a pair from you last year and have great results with them. I've used them down to 15 degrees and my feet have been toasty warm. I've bought several pairs to give my friends as birthday gifts and all of them have been very suprised with the warmth to weight ratio. Plus the durability of the over shell.

I have friends that their birthday has not come around yet. But, are hinting as to the fact that the booties are what they want as a gift.

I forgot to ask, are those mine in the picture you posted?

Thanks for really filling a niche in the light weight market with the great product that you produce.

Edited by Rcarver on 12/04/2010 19:40:18 MST.

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Re: GooseFeet with M50 fabric on 12/04/2010 19:42:14 MST Print View

Robert,

Yes, those are yours. They are being boxed right now to be shipped Monday.

- Ben

Robert Carver
(Rcarver) - MLife

Locale: Southeast TN
Orange M50 on 12/04/2010 19:51:35 MST Print View

Ben, is this something that you are going to make as standard? I would think it would be well requested. I know living here in big orange country, it would definitely be an item that I would be very interested in ordering to give out as gifts.

The thing is with down booties is that the recipient doesn't have to be a backpacker to receive these. Anyone that has the tendency to get cold feet at home can use these.

They would be great to wear to any outside event during the colder months.

Sean Staplin
(mtnrat) - MLife

Locale: Southern Cdn Rockies
down booties as gifts on 12/04/2010 20:01:11 MST Print View

One year I bought down booties for everyone in my family. One of the best received gifts ever. Easiest xmas shopping ever.

Ben Smith
(goosefeet) - MLife

Locale: Georgia
Re: Orange M50 on 12/04/2010 20:04:06 MST Print View

Robert,

Once this limited run is over, I will consider carrying it as a standard fabric in the spring. The price will go up, as it is more expensive than M90.

You can always specify custom fabric, though. I can do an entire Dyneema X pair if you wanted, cuben fiber, silnylon, or any other fabric.

- Ben

Edited by goosefeet on 12/04/2010 20:19:57 MST.

Hike Ultralight
(HikeUltralight) - M

Locale: Southeast
Weight on 12/04/2010 21:05:49 MST Print View

EDIT, nm I see what I was looking for.

Thanks!

Edited by HikeUltralight on 12/04/2010 21:07:26 MST.