Whatcha Using to Keep Your Tooties Toasty?

9/21/18 @ 1:44 PM
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USAbrams1991
USAbrams1991
USER since 2/13/17

With all the advances in footwear for cold and extreme cold, it's always cool to see what everybody is using and why.

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10/2/18 @ 2:05 PM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

"La Crosse Ice Kings. 'nuf said."

So what do you do when the snow starts to pile up and gets slushy underneath? To me waterproof is just as important and warmth.

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10/2/18 @ 12:38 PM
Igor
Igor
USER since 6/20/01

La Crosse Ice Kings.  'nuf said.

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10/2/18 @ 11:43 AM
Paintball1084
Paintball1084
USER since 1/2/10

when its real cold i wear my Mickeys, warmest boot i have ever owned.  when its not real cold i grab my Baffin Icebreakers.  I find my feet sweating in my Mickeys if its above 20 degrees.  

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9/27/18 @ 10:19 AM
kvandehei33
kvandehei33
USER since 12/19/11

Good to know, I know they're warm but being waterproof is equally important. Haven't had a problem getting wet in my I3s yet, even in pouring rain last season. Might stick with them awhile longer.

Have you been happy with the Cabela's guidewear Xtreme so far?

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9/26/18 @ 3:16 PM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

I was using a Striker Hardwater suit. Great suit and no problem with getting wet drilling holes and such but if I kneeled to fish all day I got wet. 

First sent the bibs back to the factory to get reworked and still leaked, then they replaced them and still got wet in the new ones.

My fishing partner and I each won our choice of Striker suits in a tournament last year. I'll be picking up a new Climate suit to sell to somebody.

Certainly not bashing them, just not the best for my type of fishing.

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9/26/18 @ 12:42 PM
kvandehei33
kvandehei33
USER since 12/19/11

Fish hound - what kind of suit were you using prior to the Cabelas guidewear? Any idea how that stuff compares to the Striker Climate suites? Downfall is no floatation but that's not the end of the world. Planning on upgrading from the Frabill I3s within the next couple years.

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9/25/18 @ 4:28 PM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

I'm usually always hole hopping and kneeling next to the hole so toes are in the snow and slush. I have gotten cold toes in the past which is why I went warm and waterproof.

Late last year I also ditched all the other leaky suits and went with the Cabelas Guidewear Extreme with Gore-Tex.

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9/25/18 @ 3:39 PM
lakeshiner
lakeshiner
USER since 7/20/09

I usually just wear a heavier type of boot or one with decent insulation.  Its not like deer hunting where I sit in one place all day long.  I hole hop, throw a football, etc.  Guess I use physical activity to keep my feet warm more so than any special boot or sock combo.  Can't honestly think of one time my feet got cold unless I stepped in a hole.  Usually my issue is more my hands if I'm not wearing gloves while jigging.

Edited on 9/25/18 3:44 PM
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9/25/18 @ 9:42 AM
Fish Hound
Fish Hound
USER since 1/29/02

"Muck Artic Pros and wicking sock liners and med weight wool socks."

+1


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9/25/18 @ 4:09 AM
Annes Regret
Annes Regret
MEMBER since 7/7/11

Jigger Pleaz, 

Max flow maxi pad. Best idea I've ever heard. Well give it a try.

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