Love love love! If I had to write three words to describe this purchase. If I had to choose only one, down booties easily! The feeling of slipping into a pair of down booties after wiping my feet with a wet wipe and feeling the very soft shell on them after a long day’s hike was just exceptional. Eleven days in the high sierra and they are now a valuable part of my regular cold weather gear packing list!
The booties: I purchased here
I went with 100% overfill and a bright purple colour to find them easily in my pack. They have an elastic around the ankle and feel thin but silky soft and comfortable.
They weigh a measily 2.68oz (76g) and compress to almost nothing.
The balaclava weighs 1.97 (56g) – I really like it as well, especially if you sleep with a quilt or a bag that is not a full mummy bag. Those cold mornings you can cinch it real tight when you are getting ready. Definitely not a fashion piece but is super warm!
Here is a silly picture from when they first arrived to my house… I cinched the drawstring up real tight and was channeling my inner Kenny from South Park 🙂