with my emergency gear in my car i have also a change of practical cloths and boots, in case im not wearing something practical and there is an emergency where i have time to change and go somewhere on foot (not ideal.obviously, in most situations i would stay with the car)
my question is, gore tex boots or non? in the winter,.i have winter boots in the car, so i have that covered, but in the spring / summer / fall i want something thats going to be the most universal for these seasons. i live in a climate that can change pretty quick, from fairly hot (90's f) and humid to cold (50's) and rainey in these seasons. rarely gets crazy hot, but it also dosent rain all the time either. i realize that if i had consistantly one type of weather itd be alot easier to decide.
was leaning twards gore tex, but then realizing the amount of times i would actually need it vs the times my feet would get wet with sweat inside them had me reconsidering,.also considering that when gore tex wears out its worse than not having it, which is not an issue if you dont have it in the first place....
That's right, ladies and gentlemen. Just when you thought it was safe to stop thinking about this massive wearable tent, it's back. As before, I have for sale today a vintage REI Gore-tex I picked up a while back that is, no exaggeration, the most billowing jacket/outerwear I've ever owned. It's a size large, but runs more like an XL or XXL. Truly massive. An absolute unit of a coat. Nonetheless, it's in excellent condition, will keep the rain off you, and obviates the need for rain pants because it's pretty much a giant skirt/poncho/dress thing. Add it to your collection for the low price of $80 shipped CONUS. Outside of that, I ask that you split shipping with me. If my price is way off, let me know. I'd be glad to entertain offers.
Sorry if this is a wrong subreddit, I couldn't find a subreddit only for Gore-Tex.
I bought a pair of Terrex Swift R2 GTX because I wanted a light pair of waterproof sneakers to wear casually around the city and for some light hiking.
They fit well in the shop. I put them on immediately after leaving the shop and walked around the city for about 2 hours. My feet really hurt. Outer edges on my pinky developed sores and blisters, and I was just wondering if that is normal development of breaking them in, or if the shoes shouldn't hurt that much in the first place?
In other words, do I need to keep wearing them and they will eventually fit perfectly or should I just return them?
Thanks for everyone's advice! I have decided to return them as it seems they just don't fit me properly. I shouldn't have rushed with the purchase!
Time stamp / tagged photo / pictures: https://imgur.com/gallery/F191And
Bought this for £60 off another user in here, unfortunately it’s to small. Says size large but fits a medium. Very nice jacket well made, super light and fully waterproof!
Asking for £55 all in - PayPal invoice only ! Thanks.
I have a pair of arcteryx GTX shoes, the outside still looks new, the sole still has plenty of life left, but the GTX membrane is leaking. I sent it in for warranty, arcteryx told me their footwear warranty is only 1 year, they offered me a 40% off code as a solution. I told them gore-tex website claims all gore-tex product is guaranteed for life. They replied that I can contact gore-tex instead.
Does gore-tex have a lifetime warranty for footwear leaks? What is your expected life for GTX footwear before they leak?
Bought an REI brand Gore Tex rain jacket, it soaked through the outer layer and left me cold. Just put it through the dryer for 20 minutes and now it can hold water like a cup!
What I'm wondering is, how often should I put it though the dyer to keep it activated so I don't get stuck out in the wet cold? And does this make Gore Tex completely unusable on hikes like the Appalachian Trail?
Really struggling to find kit that fits, thanks in advance.
Any body know any sellers that sell arcteryx or any goretex type coats? also any carhart?
Not sure if this is the right sub to ask this question, but does anyone know how Gore-Tex Paclite and Mammut DryTech Pro compare? I'm currently deciding between two jackets, the Mammut Kento HS, and Mammut Convey Tour HS. They're both fairly similar in terms of price, weight, and appearance, the biggest difference being the Convey utilizes Paclite, while the Kento uses DryTech Pro. I previously owned (and loved) their Runbold HS Thermo, which according to Evo's site uses DryTech Performance. However, I can't really find any info on the different DryTech membranes, so I'm not sure how Pro and Performance compare.
I will mainly be using this as an everyday jacket for the fall/winter/spring in the PNW (maybe with an easy hike thrown in every now and again), so waterproofness is my main concern. I'm currently only considering Mammut because I loved my previous jacket by them so much, but am open to other brands as well.
Thanks in advance!
As the subject says, I ordered some new hiking/backpacking boots! My footwear last summer was the La Sportiva Boulder X. I did quite a few long day hikes and a couple backpacking trips in them and - honestly - I mostly love them. They provided great support and they were super grippy, which helped me out a lot in steep and slippery areas. However, when walking down steep rocks, while the grip was phenomenal, they did hurt my toes and they would begin to hurt my feet after a few hours. So, I wanted to try a new boot this summer. I did some research and decided on the (albeit pricy) Quest 4. My hiking season will start Memorial Day weekend and I hope to continue at least until Veterans Day weekend. I'll also wear them while doing some hunting after Veterans Day weekend. So, I'll hope to put in quite a bit of miles on these boots this summer and next fall.
That's all. I just wanted to share. Does anyone here have them? If so, what are your thoughts on them? If not, what's your favorite hiking/backpacking footwear?
Howdy y'all. I have for sale today a vintage REI Gore-tex I picked up a while back that is, no exaggeration, the most billowing jacket/outerwear I've ever owned. It's a size large, but runs more like an XL or XXL. Absolutely massive. An absolute unit of a coat. Nonetheless, it's in excellent condition, will keep the rain off you, and obviates the need for rain pants because it's pretty much a giant skirt/poncho/dress thing. Add it to your collection for the low price of $100 shipped CONUS. Outside of that, I ask that you split shipping with me. If my price is way off, let me know. I'd be glad to entertain offers.
Really struggling to find kit that fits, anyone know which brands are making xxxl plus sizes, many thanks in advance.