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Waterproof socks

Waterproof socks


Postby Back Of Beyond » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:03 am

Hi, currently considering getting a pair . Do they do as it says on the tin and can anyone please recommend a decent pair which doesn't burst the bank ?
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby prog99 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:38 pm

I’ve used sealskin ones. Was very sceptical but they seem to work.
They feel very unusual the first time you get them wet!
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby rockhopper » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 pm

As above, I use Sealskinz socks for mountain biking although not for hillwalking.
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby Back Of Beyond » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:23 pm

prog99 wrote:I’ve used sealskin ones. Was very sceptical but they seem to work.
They feel very unusual the first time you get them wet!

Excellent thanks for the feedback
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby Back Of Beyond » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:23 pm

rockhopper wrote:As above, I use Sealskinz socks for mountain biking although not for hillwalking.

Cheers , looks like its sealskins then :)
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby scoob999 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:20 pm

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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby mrssanta » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:01 pm

I got some sealskinz but found them a very strange shape and not stretchy like normal socks. They did not feel comfy at all. Shame as I thought I would save on new boots as my old ones were leaky.
Although it is more likely that my feet are the strange shape rather than the socks!
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby Back Of Beyond » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:29 pm

scoob999 wrote:https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-PAIR-MILITARY-WATERPROOF-BREATHABLE-BOOT-LINERS-WARM-DRY-FEET-04021/182313633494?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=484860475445&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Love these, but the last pair I got had been repaired and leaked! They sent me a new pair when I complained though 8)

Thanks for that , another possible option, cheers
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby Back Of Beyond » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:30 pm

mrssanta wrote:I got some sealskinz but found them a very strange shape and not stretchy like normal socks. They did not feel comfy at all. Shame as I thought I would save on new boots as my old ones were leaky.
Although it is more likely that my feet are the strange shape rather than the socks!

Hahaha , sounds like my plates of meat as well lol
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby WalkWithWallace » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:38 am

I've got a pair of Sealskinz knee high socks (army issue) and Dexshell waterproof socks. I like the latter the best out of the two.
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby Sack the Juggler » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:48 am

WalkWithWallace wrote:I've got a pair of Sealskinz knee high socks (army issue) and Dexshell waterproof socks. I like the latter the best out of the two.
thanks for the tip, I'll give those dexshell a try
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Re: Waterproof socks

Postby weaselmaster » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:04 pm

I've got through a number of pairs of Sealskinz over the last few years. The heavy weight ones last longer, although you still have to be careful about washing/drying them. Also be aware that any sharp bits of bracken that get inside your boots can puncture the membrane.

I don't buy wool things anymore, so I've been using Dexshell Terrain socks, which I find more comfy than the equivalent Sealskinz. Again need care when washing. They will start to leak after a bit though. You can sometimes find them around £25 rather than £35. I think Aldi did them at £15 a couple of years ago, maybe they'll appear there again
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