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!
I’ve had your down pants for two winter seasons now and I still love them. I knew they kept me warm but I didn’t realize *how* warm until yesterday morning. I was wearing them in camp until we were ready to go. I was perfectly comfortable sitting and waiting. Then I looked down and realized my water bottle contents had turned to slush in the few minutes I had been sitting there. It was seriously cold out!
Thanks for making my winter hiking fun! 🙂
Wanted to tell you the down socks are great! My Dad suffered a spinal stroke a few years ago and has nerve damage in his legs. He was never able to get his feet warm at night, but with these new socks, he said his feet are warmer and the GooseFeet work better than anything he tried before. Thanks Again!
I’ve been looking for a product like this for years. The perfect sleeping socks for the cold footed camper. That would be me.
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.
I absolutely LOVE the down pants you made and they were a total game changer on my backpacking trip!! It was supposed to rain & maybe snow a tiny bit, however after we were already out there, a winter storm warning was put out with the epicenter of the storm over the Absaroka-Beartooth wilderness! There was no snow when we went in 10 miles. I would have frozen to death at night without the pants! They were so light and fluffy. I can’t believe how warm they were! And perfect fit. My friends were sooooo jealous and I have given your info to at least 5 people already! Thanks again for such a wonderful product and kindly speeding up the order! I will enjoy them forever. I look forward to sharing your products with others!
Just letting you know I received the down socks and got to use them last night camping and they saved my toes! I have tried 5 manufacturers of Wool socks and layering them with silk, petroleum jelly and nothing worked… Till I put on the GooseFeet Gear socks! This product is the best for cold feet! I use down for my jacket and sleeping quilt so it makes since to use down for my feet also. Thanks again for a awesome product!
I ordered XL size booties with 1/2 oz. extra down for my 2010 CDT thru-hike. Since I had frost nip several times in my feet when I was younger resulting in my feet now getting cold rather easily and taking a long time to warm back up, and I’m an ultra lite long distance backpacker, I felt GooseFeet Down Booties would help keep my feet stay toasty warm within an UL highly compressible package that are warmth specific for my feet. In the XL size(fit my size 14 feet perfectly!), with the extra 1/2 oz high quality 800 level down, the inner booties weigh slightly less than 3 oz!
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 found GooseFeet Gear via a forum and after using Ben’s gear, felt compelled to jot down a quick testimonial.
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.