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Warm booties for reptiles

Postby papasmerf » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:24 pm

my 10 yr old OR 5mm booties have just fallen apart during the first few uses as the water got cold here, ( I wonder if they will warranty them?)

usually i bail when it gets cold because i am part reptile i guess but this year i am much more motivated to kite in colder weather since i started foiling.

has there been any major technological revolutions in the bootie industry? I want something WARM!!

my cold weather conditions may not seem cold to many,,, water temp 60-65F ( i use a 5/4/3 ride engine apoc without hood, i also have same suit in 4/3 with hood)

air temp i usually try to stay at 60 F or warmer

wind is usually not more than 25 mph.

my feet get cold easily, in fact, my whole body gets cold easily but my hands and feet are very wimpy these days.

so if any cold weather riders have any tips to share,, what are the warmest boots? i will probably stay 5-6mm area.

does Ocean Rodeo still make good cold water gear?

what is the best bootie for very rocky conditions?

my old OR booties were pretty hard to put on but easy price to pay if that is industry standard and it helps keep me warm, just wondering if there are any warm, EASY ENTRY/EXIT booties out there now days

i have some canyoneering shoes that i wear neoprene socks with, am tempted to try it,

appreciate any input, if you absolutely must make fun of MY "cold conditions" in comparison to your -40 water temps, please limit your teasing to just one funny remark.
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Re: new cold water booties, recommendations mine finally disintegrated

Postby iriejohn » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:48 pm

papasmerf wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:24 pm
my 10 yr old OR 5mm booties have just fallen apart during the first few uses as the water got cold here, ( I wonder if they will warranty them?)

usually i bail when it gets cold but this year i am much more motivated to kite in colder weather since i started foiling.

has there been any major technological revolutions in the bootie industry? I want something WARM!!

my cold weather conditions may not seem cold to many,,, water temp 60-65F ( i use a 5/4/3 ride engine apoc without hood, i also have same suit in 4/3 with hood)

air temp i usually try to stay at 60 F or warmer

wind is usually not more than 25 mph.

my feet get cold easily, in fact, my whole body gets cold easily but my hands and feet are very wimpy these days.

so if any cold weather riders have any tips to share,, what are the warmest boots? i will probably stay 5-6mm area.

does Ocean Rodeo still make good cold water gear?

what is the best bootie for very rocky conditions?

my old OR booties were pretty hard to put on but easy price to pay if that is industry standard and it helps keep me warm, just wondering if there are any warm, EASY ENTRY/EXIT booties out there now days

i have some canyoneering shoes that i wear neoprene socks with, am tempted to try it,

appreciate any input, if you absolutely must make fun of MY "cold conditions" in comparison to your -40 water temps, please limit your teasing to just one funny remark.
Wimp. :wink:

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Re: new cold water booties, recommendations mine finally disintegrated

Postby papasmerf » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:51 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:48 pm
papasmerf wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:24 pm
my 10 yr old OR 5mm booties have just fallen apart during the first few uses as the water got cold here, ( I wonder if they will warranty them?)

usually i bail when it gets cold but this year i am much more motivated to kite in colder weather since i started foiling.

has there been any major technological revolutions in the bootie industry? I want something WARM!!

my cold weather conditions may not seem cold to many,,, water temp 60-65F ( i use a 5/4/3 ride engine apoc without hood, i also have same suit in 4/3 with hood)

air temp i usually try to stay at 60 F or warmer

wind is usually not more than 25 mph.

my feet get cold easily, in fact, my whole body gets cold easily but my hands and feet are very wimpy these days.

so if any cold weather riders have any tips to share,, what are the warmest boots? i will probably stay 5-6mm area.

does Ocean Rodeo still make good cold water gear?

what is the best bootie for very rocky conditions?

my old OR booties were pretty hard to put on but easy price to pay if that is industry standard and it helps keep me warm, just wondering if there are any warm, EASY ENTRY/EXIT booties out there now days

i have some canyoneering shoes that i wear neoprene socks with, am tempted to try it,

appreciate any input, if you absolutely must make fun of MY "cold conditions" in comparison to your -40 water temps, please limit your teasing to just one funny remark.
Wimp. :wink:
Agreed,,,,but what booties do you use?

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Re: Warm booties for reptiles

Postby papasmerf » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:53 pm

any glove recommendations, i've got a couple pair but they seem very stiff
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Re: new cold water booties, recommendations mine finally disintegrated

Postby iriejohn » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:55 pm

papasmerf wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:51 pm
iriejohn wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:48 pm
papasmerf wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:24 pm
appreciate any input, if you absolutely must make fun of MY "cold conditions" in comparison to your -40 water temps, please limit your teasing to just one funny remark.
Wimp. :wink:
Agreed,,,,but what booties do you use?
In 60F (which is about 15C), bare feet of course.

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Re: new cold water booties, recommendations mine finally disintegrated

Postby papasmerf » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:02 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:55 pm
papasmerf wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:51 pm
iriejohn wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:48 pm


Wimp. :wink:
Agreed,,,,but what booties do you use?
In 60F (which is about 15C), bare feet of course.
this is me in 60F without booties


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Re: Warm booties for reptiles

Postby Dirk » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:13 pm

Yep, 60 degree Fahrenheit, 15 degree celsius is not too cold. Anyway, warm feet make you feel good overall. I think you could go with any 5mm (even 3mm) boot from any brand and it will be better than your old ones in terms of flexibility. And they will probably smell much better, at least in the beginning... :lol:
I would go for split toe boots, I use 5mm Evo from Pro Limit.

With gloves at that temperature you should easily be able to use open palm mittens, they protect the back of your hand from windchill but you still have a proper feeling of the bar. If closed I would go for pre-curved finger gloves.
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Re: Warm booties for reptiles

Postby knot_moving » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:36 pm

papasmerf wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:53 pm
any glove recommendations, i've got a couple pair but they seem very stiff
I wear gore Tex “wind stopper” biking gloves with fleece liner in similar conditions. Fleece stays warm when wet and goretex keeps wind at bay. Never have cold fingers & I am usually first one in cold weather gear and last one out of it around here
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Re: Warm booties for reptiles

Postby TheJoe » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:24 pm

Xcel drylock booties. They are pricey but damn they keep your feet warm. I have the 5mm and just got a pair of the 3mm. They are hard to get off because the seal is so good on them but they have kept my feet warm kiting in the 30's.
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Re: Warm booties for reptiles

Postby br44 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:49 pm

Try layering.

I’ve been using 5mm neoprene socks + 3mm booties. The challenge is the boot: must be wide enough to accomodate the extra bulk from the socks. (If your feet are squeezed too much then guess what, you’ll get cold.)

You could also pair the neoprene socks with water shoes.

Another option that I haven’t tried yet: waterproof socks.

One more thing: wear a hat and/or overdress. If your core is quite warm then your extremities will follow.
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