Mountain Hardwear Compressor Bootie

GearFlogger reviews the Mountain Hardwear Compressor Bootie

Ahh, camp booties, friends to weary and barking dogs everywhere! You know you're done - with the expedition or at least the day – when you can slip into something a little more comfortable than climbing boots.

Mountain Hardwear's Compressor booties are a good choice for around-camp wear. Like all camp booties the fit is a bit sloppy, but the reward is air circulation around your tired feet. Also, not having to put on real boots when you answer the call of nature, or just to keep your little pigs toasty around the cabin.

The Compressors have MH's Thermic Micro synthetic insulation in a healthy dose, and cuff and ankle drawcords trim up the fit a bit. An elastic gaiter helps in deep snow if you need to hit the outhouse or grab firewood, but don't spend too long out there as dampness will penetrate, even if it won't compromise the synthetic insulation much.

At 12oz for a medium pair they're not weightless, but it's the price of comfort. The EVA sole provides soem insulation from cold surfaces, and nonslip dots provide a degree of traction. Idea: It would be nice if they were constructed in two parts with a removable insulated sock for sleeping bag use.

$64.95 at Altrec


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