Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Mountain hardwear subzero 'low' down booties review

Mountain hardwear have always been top contenders on the outdoor market, with their innovative range of coats, tents, active wear, etc, so when I took delivery of these little booties, I thought  they were bound to be amazing!

They feature 650-fill goose down insulation, a supportive internal EVA footbed, and a non-slip silicone print on the soles adds grip. Elastic opening for a secure fit, and despite looking a little strange when wearing them, they are very technical and good at their job! They are so warm when you put them on, and they warm your feet up pretty sharpish too, which is good if you desperately need a warm up after you wintry walks on the peaks!

The elasticated cup makes sure to keep the heat in and the elements out, but the only drawback to the elastic is that it can feel alittle tight around your ankles, so lets hope the newer versions will have a drawcord system to allow us to adjust them to our own comfortability. 

Other than that minor point, the booties are very light and packable, so stowing them in your back pack is easy, and they take up very little room.

They are a great addition to any campers/hikers/mountaineers equipment list, and they will not disappoint you! 

For more info visit http://www.mountainhardwear.com/SUB-ZERO-DOWN-BOOTIE%E2%84%A2-|-010-|-XS/786559517588,default,pd.html

Features

  • 650-fill Goose Down provides excellent warmth and compressibility
  • 30D Nylon Taffeta with DWR sheds moisture
  • Extremely durable 1000D Cordura® lower
  • EVA footbed provides comfort and durability
  • Elastic at opening provides a secure fit
  • Internal elastic at heel cup and instep secures foot in place
  • Silicone print at sole provides anti-slip protection
  • Imported

The Basics

Snowwear
  • Gender Mens
  • Weight 9.8 oz. / 278 g.

Materials

  • Body 30D Micro Taffeta
  • Insulation 90%goose down 10% feathers