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Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Material for waterproof booties on 12/27/2012 07:46:29 MST Print View

I am looking to make waterproof booties for winter hiking. These could either be used as part of a VBL system or as an outer covering. At this point I do not want it breathable.

My first attempt had very mixed results. I made up two sets of .8 cuben fiber booties, the thinking being that I would wear one a VBL and the second as the most outer layer. The concept worked great but the cuben wore holes after about 15 miles even with an outer sock to protectit from abrasion.

So I'm in search of a new fabric to try rev 2. What fabric do you recommend that would be both lightweight ( not feel like I'm wearing neoprene) and have much greater durability than Cuben?

PS. Yes, I know all about Rocky Goretex socks.

Jean-Francois Jobin
(jfjobin) - MLife
old rocky sock on 12/30/2012 12:56:52 MST Print View

Integral designs VB still available in MEC (canada)and why not put cothing of polyurethane re-waterproof floor tent on both side of your old paire of rocky sock delamineted.If you try it ,tell me if it's work.
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Hiking Malto
(gg-man) - F
Second try on 12/30/2012 14:08:52 MST Print View

Will be silicone impregnated nylon. Hopefully will have them for next weekend.