by el nino on Nov 23, 2013
These are awesome.
Went from WM Flash to these.... main reason is so I can sleep in the sock and use the over booty to walk around camp. With the WMs, they were strictly "camp shoes" unless I didn't mind introducing dirt/etc into my tent and bag.
Great for hammock lounging also...my feet get numb when sitting in a hammock unless the tarp is all the way to the ground.
Bought these in person at their Seattle store during my visit to Seattle during a PCT hike....awesome store, awesome people.
Another note: these are stuffed properly, no thin spots...compared to my old booties.
by Dogwood on Nov 8, 2013
I have always enjoyed the quality and designs of Feathered Friends gear as a long distance hiker however I'm looking for a product that I can separate into a separate down sock and protective shell? I don't just want a down booty camp shoe OR a down sock that is more conducive to wearing once inside my quilt/sleeping bag. I want both in one shoe that takes a component designed approach. Is the "down liner" as Kerry is commenting on separate from the shell in the regard that I can just wear the down sock("down liner") and NOT the shell into my sllep system?
Thank you for your comments.
Feathered Friends Reply:
Our Down Booties are designed in the manner that you are looking for - the inner lightweight down booty can be removed from its outer protective shell. Wear the shell and inner booty when walking around camp or in the snow, and slip off the shell when you're about to jump in to your tent or sleeping bag.
by kerry on Oct 5, 2013
I was looking for new booties since my old sd booties have worn out so badly they are more duct tape than booty. Though a little more expensive, these are wonderful. I walk around in booties in the house and when camping so I need the good soles, but my feet can also be really cold when I first get into bed or into my sleeping bag. I like the down liner with the slip-on nylon cover with the more substantial sole. which I can just slip off when I go to sleep. These also have snaps on the down liner around the ankle, and the nylon cover has 2 toggles--one at the ankle and one at the top of the cuff. The down liner does slide a bit in the nylon overshoe, but this is a pretty minor flaw. They fit true to size and seem well constructed, and they are very warm. My feet are happy
by John Smith Anon on Oct 1, 2013
I haven't used these in the field yet but comparing them at home to my WM booties(not the Flash, forgot the name), and my AHE (arrowhead equipment) down socks.
These booties are the heaviest of the bunch but also the warmest and most versatile.
The WM would make my tent dirty, and no way I'd use them in my sleeping bag.
The AHE down socks work great in tent and sleeping bag but can't go outside.
With the FF booties, I have the best of both worlds.
No complaints....both the WM and FF are "unstable" when walking around in. There is really no way around that. But at least with the FF I can enjoy them in the tent.
Also, the FF seem to be overstuffed quite a bit and have down on the bottoms of the socks...the WM only have the foam padding.
I'm sticking with the FF for winter camping, I might use the AHE socks with the FF. I haven't tried that combo yet. The FF socks ride up higher than the AHE socks and WM booties, keeping the back of ankles, and lower calves warmer....definitely helps my feet warm back up faster having the extra length.