I haven’t had a trip since my purchase to test them out in the cold, but everything EE makes is top quality and high performance gear. I can’t say enough good things about my quilt and apex torrid jacket. I am part of an adventure guide company that teaching new backpackers and I always expose my students to EE and how they can enhance their experience outdoors! Keep up the good work EE!
These are total game changers for me. I always dreaded going to bed while camping or backpacking. No matter how many layers, pads, temp rating on the bag I was using - I'd always be miserable trying to sleep. Last fall I was putting hand warmers in my socks at night and was still awake tossing and turning and freezing to death.
I just used these for the first time. It was low 30's at night, and using the same setup I'd always used, I managed to stay toasty and comfortable all night. No tossing and turning, no shivering, no just wishing for morning. I'd just fall asleep then wake up when the alarm went off. This happened every night. It was wonderful.
If you're one of those people who loses all your warmth through your feet, cough up the dough and get a pair of these booties. They're super light and just fit in your sleeping bag as you stuff it. I wouldn't wear them around camp, they seem pretty delicate and they're now one of my most valuable (to me) pieces of gear I own. If I was on the trailhead and realized I'd forgotten my booties, I'd rather turn back and get them than go in without. I'll never not have these with me.