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Old 11-19-2019, 09:02 PM   #41
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Has anyone tried overshoes? I was watching Life below Zero on Nat. Geographic and a musher was wearing NEOS overshoes. They are supposed to be good to -20f
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:06 PM   #42
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Has anyone tried overshoes? I was watching Life below Zero on Nat. Geographic and a musher was wearing NEOS overshoes. They are supposed to be good to -20f
They look interesting! https://www.overshoesneos.com/Neos_A..._Overshoe.html
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Old 11-19-2019, 09:09 PM   #43
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They work and have been around awhile also.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:26 AM   #44
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Interesting idea, what do you like to wear them with?
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Old 11-20-2019, 09:45 AM   #45
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Interesting idea, what do you like to wear them with?
Any boot. Conditions and temperature dictate the boot.
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Old 11-20-2019, 01:53 PM   #46
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I used NEOS overshoes for a few years over trail runners. Worked pretty well.

I used that system mostly because I could not find a decent winter boot that was warm and comfortable. The "insulated" leather boots are not nearly warm enough for my cold toes. And while I have had plastics for ice climbing, they are not very comfortable for longer walks.

Now I'm a happy Salomon Toundra wearer. Warm enough and comfortable enough for what I do. Disclaimer - I'm no longer doing multi day high altitude alpine stuff, or -20F days. If I decided to get back into that, I'd have to get a (VERY expensive) upgrade; the Toundras would not handle that.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:59 PM   #47
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Now I'm a happy Salomon Toundra wearer. Warm enough and comfortable enough for what I do. Disclaimer - I'm no longer doing multi day high altitude alpine stuff, or -20F days. If I decided to get back into that, I'd have to get a (VERY expensive) upgrade; the Toundras would not handle that.
So that -40 stuff they brag about is only if you never stop moving? I kinda figured that was going to be the case. I still have high hopes for the aerogel.
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Old Yesterday, 09:34 AM   #48
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Temp ratings for outerwear and footwear are merely guidelines. Each persons' tolerance of cold is obviously different ,depending on physical and environmental factors For example an individual that has Raynauds is going to require more insulation than someone who doesn't. By the way JohnnyV. I shop at the store you referenced(as well as friends of mine do) and we all like what they have to offer. You are not always going to hit a genius working in these places, however a majority of their staff have loads of fitting experience/product knowledge. Some shoppers will never be pleased ,no matter what. Moving on...…..
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Temp ratings for outerwear and footwear are merely guidelines. Each persons' tolerance of cold is obviously different ,depending on physical and environmental factors For example an individual that has Raynauds is going to require more insulation than someone who doesn't. By the way JohnnyV. I shop at the store you referenced(as well as friends of mine do) and we all like what they have to offer. You are not always going to hit a genius working in these places, however a majority of their staff have loads of fitting experience/product knowledge. Some shoppers will never be pleased ,no matter what. Moving on.....
Yeah, not disparaging the store. I love that place. First time I shopped for shoes there. The woman who helped me was apologetic, and said that because of the location, they do more "casual wear" footwear than anything else. That's why she suggested their other store. I've been happy with everything I've purchased from there, and their prices are fairly competitive, I think.
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