Just a quick note to tell you that my GooseFeet Gear down pants have been amazing! Fit is spot on, and with 4.5 oz of down they remind me of the down products that were common in the 70s and early 80s. By comparison, many of today’s offerings are anemic. My down pants are simple, comfortable, light, and very warm. Perfect!
Thanks for making my winter hiking fun! 🙂
Nothing more, nothing less, just a super warm and super light sock. These are so light, at only 2.2 oz including a stuff sack, you won’t mind bringing them along. That’s about the same as a pair of regular hiking socks and about 1/3 the weight of my old down booties. You can’t walk around camp in them, but they’re socks not shoes.
At $55 they may seem expensive. Good down is expensive. Similar products cost even more. The GooseFeet are made with premium 800+ fill goose down, the best available. I know I’m pretty enthusiastic about this product, but it fills a niche that needed filling.
I usually make my own gear when I can’t find what I want. But, down is a bear to handle so IMHO it’s worth it to pay for the finished product. And these are very professionally finished products. They should keep my feet warm for years to come.
They compress to the size of something smaller than a baseball, disappearing into my backpack! They warm up my feet quickly! They help my feet breathe while in my sleeping bag so I don’t always have to wear trail socks inside my sleeping bag/sleep system. After all the trail nights I’ve spent tossing and turning, nothing I’ve found so far fully compares to the warming power of Goose Down Booties on my feet!
I was in a bit of a hurry as, on a whim, I had decided to do a cycling trip into a remote area of Western Australia. It was to be in July / August, and, believe it or not, it can quite easily get down to minus 5 degrees C with heavy frost at night. I know for some people that is ‘shirts off’ weather, but for us thin blooded Aussies, it’s freezing…. 🙂
I rang and explained that I was leaving in a few weeks, Ben had me place the orders via his site, and to his immense credit all items were delivered prior to my leaving, no mean feat considering I added extra pieces to the order…. He didn’t even lose his cool…. 🙂
He was very fair with the postage to West Oz as well.
The gear I used was; Balaclava, Booties, Over boots and custom made Down Pants. All the gear is of excellent quality.
As luck would have it, it only got down to minus 2.7 degrees C, but I have to say, as I sat out in the wind and gazing at the stars on the cold nights, I couldn’t have been happier…or warmer.Thanks Ben, you were part of the team on that trip, and will be on future trips.