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down over-bootie as layer over trail runners for snowshoeing?
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Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
down over-bootie as layer over trail runners for snowshoeing? on 01/16/2013 08:07:37 MST Print View

This are going to be packed regardless for shoulder season outings, thinking they (the outer, not the down bootie :)) may add a little warmth as an outer layer in those times you need a little more warmth??? wear issues???

thanks

Jeffs Eleven
(WoodenWizard) - F

Locale: Greater Mt Tabor
Re: down over-bootie as layer over trail runners for snowshoeing? on 01/16/2013 08:40:57 MST Print View

My guess is the binding would rub through it over a few miles.

Mike M
(mtwarden) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Re: Re: down over-bootie as layer over trail runners for snowshoeing? on 01/16/2013 09:15:50 MST Print View

I just got off the phone w/ Ben (goosefeet) and he's never had anyone ask this question or knows of anyone that has tried it, but thought that for infrequent use (not a 30 day expedition across Alaska) it might work- might being the key word as he obviously can't warranty any damage resulting from such use

My intent is that these are going along anyways for use at camp, and the trips I would anticipate using them as part of shoe system would generally be milder temperature wise- so a Below40 or NEOs type over boot would be overkill and unnecessary IMO-this would be a stop gap measure to use them say in the morning for a few hours until it starts warming up

I guess the other option would be to fashion up a DIY Tyvek over-bootie?