With all the advances in footwear for cold and extreme cold, it's always cool to see what everybody is using and why.
Whatcha Using to Keep Your Tooties Toasty?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.