REI Down Booties - Men's

REI Down Booties - Men's

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  • 450-fill-power duck down insulation (60/40 down/feather fill) compresses easily for packing
  • Polyester shells feature a Durable Water Repellent to fend off moisture and light rain
  • Deliciously soft polyester fleece linings are heaven on bare feet; elasticized instep straps keep booties secure
  • EVA midsoles help provide cushioning underfoot; polyester soles sport polyurethane beads for enhanced traction

REI Down Booties - Men's

Specification Description
Best use Mountaineering
Footwear height Over-the-ankle
Footwear closure Slip-on
Waterproof No
Upper Polyester
Lining Polyester fleece
Insulation 450-fill duck down
Midsole EVA
Outsole Polyester/polyurethane beads
Gender Men's

REI Down Booties - Men's

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Rated 3.8148/5 based on 27 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromNot Happy! I use these booties around the house in Idaho City, Idaho. The down filler continually falls out of the booty leaving a mess to pick up. Inside the booty the down will penetrate your sock poking your feet with the sharp end of the feather. The elastic didn't last a month on the left booty before it broke. Outside the booty does well in snow, seeming to be somewhat water resistant. I will not buy another pair and expect to get only this winter's wear out of this pair!
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 1out of5
by fromCould Have Been Great But Not A Winner The Booties are comfortable. Wearing only around the house on hardwood floors the soles wear out within 40-60 hours of wear. Best use is sitting still on the couch reading if you want warm feet. Walking too much around the house wears them out. This is my fourth pair in 3 years & they are too much trouble but they do feel good & are warm. REI, please fix the sole problem. I don't expect to ever be able to wear them outside...I don't want that. But it would be nice to wear them around the house on nice clean hardwoord floors and have them last more than a few weeks. I don't think that is asking too much. The soles are thin cloth & they wear out within 40-60 hours of use. I suppose they would be fine for cold weather tent camping wearing only in a tent at night & no moving around (standing, walking) for 5-6 winter camping trips a year. But any other use is not good.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 2out of5
by fromWarm and comfy, but won't last long These slippers keep my feet toasty warm when it's cold, But as others have reported, there is one big problem with them. The soles are nothing more than felt pads covered by fabric, so they are worthless outdoors. And even just worn indoors they don't last long. It's really too bad because these are the warmest and most comfortable slippers I've ever owned, but in order to keep using them I have to wear old socks over them to hold them together because there are so many holes worn into the bottom. I love one reviewer's solution of coating the sole with roofing sealant. I had often thought of doing something similar but wasn't sure what to use. Maybe I can save these things after all.
Date published: 2010-12-12
Rated 2out of5
by fromWarm BUT soles are useless I have had 3 pairs of these - ordered the 1st pair and it wore out in one winter season of inside use. I figured it must have been defective so I ordered another pair - they are warm and my house is 60 F during the day and 54 at night. The 2nd pair didn't make it any longer than the first - I even taped the bottom in hopes of making it through a winter. So I sent them back and received an exchange. Then used the 3rd pair another winter and the same thing - the sole is just useless. Even walking on carpet ONLY wore them out. So my advice - they are great for warmth and if you wear them just sitting around then buy them - otherwise plan to buy a new pair each winter.
Date published: 2011-12-24
Rated 2out of5
by fromWarm, Comfortable ~ Sole is Worthless Very warm. Worn them indoors or slept in them. Avoided walking in them from day 1, since the sole looked thin & weak. This hasn't worked too well since I am getting holes in the sole material & soon the booties will be worthless. Great bootie, but why REI did not give them a more durable sole is beyond me. Have thought about returning them for a refund, but that just doesn't seem right since I have worn them. Besides they have potential w/ a decent sole. I would like to know what other people have done to increase the life of the soles. However, why should I spend the $$$ & time to correct an obvious oversight in design? I would recomend these booties, but only w/ a warning of their very short lifespan.
Date published: 2012-01-13
Rated 3out of5
by fromComfy, but best worn with socks Bought these after a hut trip where I wish I'd had something a little warmer than slippers to dash out into the snow and fill a pail with snow. These will do the trick for next time. There is a nice fleece lining on the uppers, but none on the sole, so they are not all that comfy to wear in bare feet. YMMV, but I usually wear socks with them.
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 3out of5
by fromPretty Good I wrote a review of these last year with pictures etc. Now it's gone. What a waste of my time. These are ok as is, but you can do a few things to make them better. Despite all the down on top, feet still will get cold from the bottom unless you put in a felt insole. Also, fabric sole will soak up melted snow, so even though they are plenty comfortable out of the tent, when you come back in, your feet then get wet/cold. I covered the sole with black polyurethane roofing sealant, problem solved.
Date published: 2010-10-31
Rated 4out of5
by fromCold weather booties Disclaimer, I have not field tested the booties yet. But reading the previous reviews, I had to comment before testing. I ordered these boots to keep my feet warm at night when I am outside. Upper teens, my zero bag did fine (I did not even need gloves). But I could not seem to keep my feet warm--not even with 3 pairs of socks. I had to stuff a down jacket around my feet to keep my feet warm. I ordered these boots for that purpose and that purpose alone. Receiving the boots, I'm a bit disappointed that the soles are *too* strong. Ideally, the soles would be thinner and the booties could be stuffed into a sack about the size of your palm for backpacking. Nonetheless, I'll update when I get to test them in cold weather camping.
Date published: 2012-11-29

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