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Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:18 am
by gtk
Do you think there would be any real noticeable difference in warmth, for basically the same boot, one with 600 gram thinsulate (Irish Setter), and one with 800 grams (Rocky)?

Both weigh about the same, but the 600 gram feels better

Re: Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:15 pm
by BIGERN76
If your feet sweat at all they will be cold no matter what. I had a pair of 1200 gram boots (I get cold easily), and my feet were freezing. I went to Mossy Oak and asked for a recommendation and was told to get 400-600 grams b/c my feet were sweating in the boot and getting wet, that's why they got cold. So I did, and it helped. But, my feet are still sweating so this year I am wearing non-insulated boots with a good pair of wool socks.

Re: Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:54 pm
by leepurvis
I'd do the 600, gives you more flexibility if the weather is a bit warmer. Like Bigern said, gotta figure a way to keep those feet from sweating if you want to keep them warm.

Re: Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:44 am
by danielw
I learned the hard way what bigern76 said, if yo feet sweat and mine do, you will never be able to keep them warm. The only way I had found to keep my sweaty feet warm was to wear a pair of neprene socks that had that felt like stuff on the inside, you better have more than two pair to rotate them to let them dry out. Other than that, I have a couple of uninsulated snake boots that I wear or my leather pull on leather boots, toes stay comfortable unless it is below 35 degrees. This way the feet may get cold but they are not wet and WILL warm back up.

Re: Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:46 pm
by ajlineman
If you walk a lot the 600 are to much, go with like a 200 grams gortex lined boot, if you don't walk much the 800 rocky is my choice depending on which rocky it is I will have to see which ones I have when I get to the house

Re: Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:58 am
by terry08
I switched to the rubber Muck Boot and have not had cold feet since.

Re: Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:48 pm
by a10acfan1
If you walk in no matter what you do your feet will sweat. I wear nothing but a light sock liner in extreme cold weather when I use my 1200 Thinsulate rubber boots. Get to the stand and slip boots off and either air dry ( cool feet ) or when warrants put another good warm, DRY pair of sock on. Climb tree.

Re: Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:32 am
by screenshot
I have the sweaty feet problem as well i have carried another pair of socks to the stand and changed them
I wear non insulated bots all year

Re: Thinsulate Question

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:18 pm
by iveygun3
Irish Setters are way more comfortable IMO. I wear non-insulated I S with a pr of wool socks year around for hunting and then work great. Oh yeah, there snake boots as well.