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joshenj

Neopren Socks

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Anyone have any good or bad experiences with neoprene socks? Wondering if they really do keep your feet warmer and if they are comfortable. Good for winter? Higher altitude, ect.

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I tried them out on a few trips. I went back to a typical liner/wool combo.

 

They put wierd pressure on my toes that wasn't very comfortable. My feet stayed damp for a long time after removing my boots in the tent. They also did not wear well. Four trips and they were beat up.

 

They were warm though.

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i have neopren gloves but not much breathing going on. wore then on el cap one winter and my hands got pruned up.another good trick for climbing in the rain is a paddling jacket. you will sweat like a wrestler trying to make weight but you won't have water running down your ass crack and into your shoes.

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I use them all the time for my feet. The ones I have are made by Gator in Salt Lake City. They are thin and lined. They stink after a few days of usage. I like the fact that they keep the sweat out of my wool socks which are heavy dachstein. I think the benefit comes more from multiple days out. However, you do need to let you feet dry lest you want trench foot.

 

 

http://www.gator-sports.com/gator.swf

 

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I second crmlla, they might work for a day but definitely not for extended use. Unless you are going to be tromping around in water or slush, wear proper wool or synth.

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