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    Really nice idea, and well done also

    Thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's just that they are so darned ugly.





    I traced a pattern of the bootie sole. Then I measured the diameter of the sole pattern and cut 6.5" widths of Tyvek to make the upper. I made channels for drawstrings, taping them with a 1" wide piece of Tyvek.

    I taped the uppers to the sole with 2" Tyvek tape. After trying them on over the down booties, I decided I didn't need a drawstring since they were plenty snug. I just took the Tyvek, folded it over and taped it to make it more snug.

    We'll see how they hold up. Plenty of rain expected for the NJ Winter Hang 2012 this week, so I should be sloshing around in plenty of crappy weather.
    Only at a hammock hang can you get away with wearing tyvec shoes, anywhere else and people would be trying to put money in you cup or rush you to the institution They should do the trick, good job. You might want to try a little silicone on the bottom so you don't end up on your bottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myles to go View Post
    You might want to try a little silicone on the bottom so you don't end up on your bottom.
    I may make me some of these too. Deff. put the silicone on the bottom. Tyvec is slicker than owl snot on wet ground!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's just that they are so darned ugly.



    those are flippin awesome are you kidding me, the talk of the hang will be those bad boys, nice job

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    They are sort of ugly, but if you can hide the REI logo, they will not be so bad. I like the white ones in the background, though.
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    just finished up a pair of down booties covers for myselt and thought i'd share

    i had some heavy rubber backed cordura that i made a snowshoe bag out of and used that for the sole and the "first" upper, then used some 1.9oz ripstop for the "second" upper, ran some cordage through a channel at the top and presto.......

    i didn't sew in a layer of padding, i know from past experience that refectix and foam will break down pretty quick if you have all of your weight on it, thought if i need some padding in the bottom i will just cut something to fit and slip it in and then when it breaks down i can easily replace it

    with the top open and my arrowhead bootie inside
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    with the top cinched close
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    side view.....look at that beautiful stitching form above function i say
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    Boothill, you did a fantastic job on your bootie covers . I agree with not needing to sew in a pad into the sole of the cover, putting a insert of closed cell foam will do a better job and you can change it out. Do you think you will need to seam seal them?

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    And when you're not wearing them, they can double as stuff sacs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boothill View Post
    just finished up a pair of down booties covers for myselt and thought i'd share

    i had some heavy rubber backed cordura that i made a snowshoe bag out of and used that for the sole and the "first" upper, then used some 1.9oz ripstop for the "second" upper, ran some cordage through a channel at the top and presto.......

    i didn't sew in a layer of padding, i know from past experience that refectix and foam will break down pretty quick if you have all of your weight on it, thought if i need some padding in the bottom i will just cut something to fit and slip it in and then when it breaks down i can easily replace it

    with the top open and my arrowhead bootie inside
    mms_picture (17).jpg

    with the top cinched close
    mms_picture (18).jpg

    side view.....look at that beautiful stitching form above function i say
    mms_picture (19).jpg

    bootom
    mms_picture (20).jpg

    boot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boothill View Post
    those are flippin awesome are you kidding me, the talk of the hang will be those bad boys, nice job

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    I gave my Tyvek booties a try at the NJ Winter Hang 2012 and the bottom line is: they need a drawstring or shock cord cinch. They slipped off when I walked. However, when they were on my feet, they actually added to the insulative properties of the down booties and kept my feet toasty warm.

    The Tyvek tape, rather than sewing, held up fine - no field repairs needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I gave my Tyvek booties a try at the NJ Winter Hang 2012 and the bottom line is: they need a drawstring or shock cord cinch. They slipped off when I walked. However, when they were on my feet, they actually added to the insulative properties of the down booties and kept my feet toasty warm.

    The Tyvek tape, rather than sewing, held up fine - no field repairs needed.
    Very cool. On the closures, you could make a drawstring channel by folding over the top edge. Tyvek tape it closed and add a string...
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