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    Down booties?

    I've seen a few YouTubers using down booties to combat cold feet while sleeping (in tents as well as hammocks). Anyone here use them?

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    I've gone through three pairs of Sierra Designs down booties. They are not particularly durable (especially if you wear them around the campfire). The prices seem to have gone up since I last bought a pair. I don't recall ever spending $80 for a pair of down booties!
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    Bought a pair several years ago. Never used them. For some reason my feet never get Cold.

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    Down booties are great because they fit loosely. Want a less expensive way to see if they might help you keep your feet warm? Try a pair of very large socks first.

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    Yup ... if you get cold feet... they pack down very small and can make a big difference on a cold night

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    I use Taiga Works down booties all winter at home, and out on the hammock adventures in the snow at night. 6 years. No sign of wear. Worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVKealey View Post
    ...down booties to combat cold feet while sleeping (in tents as well as hammocks). Anyone here use them?
    Not down, but synthetic, yes. I made a DIY pair and they've been a game changer for me. When it's cold, I always bring them and never, ever get cold feet anymore. Mine are worn only in the hammock as they aren't soled with anything that allows walking around in them.

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    Used to get cold feet when sleeping in colder weather. Then I got Goose Feet down socks. 2 or 3 ounces for the pair IIRC-- no reason not to bring them. My feet now stay toasty in the hammock. I never walk around in them, though. No sole and don't want to risk damaging/ wetting/ dirtying them.

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    I’ve been using my down jacket as a footbox within the topquilt footbox...like another micro climate within the quilts, works very very well and you have a pre warmed jacket to put on in the morning ready for coffee from the hammock....also means 1 less extra item, as most carry a jacket.
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    I have a cheapie Amazon pair I use if my feet get cold in the middle of the night.

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