Warm and light!
Super light and kept my feet super warm at night! Absolute recommendation to buy!
Cold feet can be the end of a restful night, so slip on a pair of Sidekick Sleeping Booties and say goodnight. Ultralight and ultra-packable, the Sidekicks use synthetic insulation which offers warmth and comfort without losing loft to moisture and oils from your body, like other down options out there. Whether you’re spending a chilly night camping out on the trail or in your car, cold feet will no longer slow you down.
The Sidekicks are not a durable option for camp footwear, so be careful not to use them outside your shelter.
Our customized 10D or 7D nylon can be chosen for the interior, making these booties feel silky smooth on your feet.
7D, 10D, or 20D can be chosen for the exterior, based on your weight or durability needs.
Adjustable shock cord at the ankle to keep warmth in and drafts out.
CLIMASHIELD™ APEX synthetic insulation.
Handmade in Winona, Minnesota.
Sizing: Men's Women's Kids' age 8-12
X-Small 4 and under 5.5 and under 3.5 and under
Small 4-5.5 5.5-7 3.5-5
Medium 6-7.5 7.5-9 5.5-7
Large 8-9 9.5-10.5
X-Large 9.5-11.5 11-13
XX-Large 12-15 13.5 - 15.5
CLIMASHIELD™ APEX weights may vary +/- 10% due to production variances.
Super light and kept my feet super warm at night! Absolute recommendation to buy!
Slept in the side kicks 20 degree weather, I stayed warm. They are lite weight, stayed on my feet all night. Love them
Ultra Light, Ultra Warm. cinches around the angles real nicely ((adjustable regardless of thickness of pants/baselayer) Highly recommend,. only addition is possible reinforced bottom, however this would increase weight and probably sacrifice comfort. ,
These sidekicks (booties) keep my toes nice and warm during the cold weather. Best addition to my backpacking gear. I am a person who tends to stay cold at night so I highly recommend these to people who tend to stay cold and sleep cold. Another bonus is the booties are super lightweight. Can't wait to use them again at the Grand Canyon!
These booties keep your feet super warm and cozy in the cold weather. A great addition to have in the cooler months. Very lightweight and easily packable. I love them.
Super lightweight, thick loft. Cant wait to hit the far north.
These are great. I think they are even better with quilts because it's easy to have a draft in the footbox based on the way the area is closed off. I think you should also get dark colored interiors as your sweat/dead skin could make the brighter colors look dirty. Taking on my AT hike starting in February 2018 and will ship home once the warm weather has arrived in earnest.
I was nervous about the sizing, due to my wide Fred Flintstone feet. When I contacted customer support, they gave me the exact interior measurements for the "last" When they came, I was happy that they fit well. I only tried them once in the field (cabin in the 40s), but they kept my feet toasty. I can still wriggle into a pair of crocs or slides with them on, so I don't have to be worried about outside the tent durability
Truly bliss to sleep with these wonderful booties. I nearly burst with excitement when I slipped them on for the first time, so silky, so poofy, so... Purple! Nothing ruins a night sleep for me like ice cold feet. Never again. There is little to no chance that my feet will ever get cold with these on! I have tested them down to -5 F now with my winter sleep setup (a 20 degree ENIGMA inside of a 40 degree CONVERT) Toasty as pie all night long!!! Easily my biggest sleeping issue is now solved at a mere 2 oz. weight penalty this is totally worth it to me. thanks EE crew!
My feet are the last part of me to get warm sleeping. Sidekicks have totally solved that! Even wool socks and such have never kept my feet as warm as I'd like. Now, even in the upper 30's, my feet are no longer an issue, even if they sometimes slip out from under my quilt! Love them! I'd give a 5, but they seem rather delicate, so long term durability is still a question.... (and at half the price, they'd get a 5 anyway.....)
I've had many sleepless nights in the backcountry due to cold feet; however, since I've started wearing my Sidekicks, my feet have stayed toasty on multiple trips in Montana (including Froze to Death Plateau!). These are extremely light weight and barely take up any room. The ankle draw string keeps them in place nicely even when I toss and turn under my quilt. I'll never backpack in cold temps without these booties again.
My feet stay cold, but these crazy light footwraps kept my feet cozy on 38 degree nights under a a Revelation 40 quilt.. nice, comfortable pull cords keep them on your feet.
Cold blustery snowy night in the Bigelow Range in Maine. The Sidekick booties contributed to a comfortable and sound recovery sleep helping to extend the range of my sleeping bag and keeping my pack weight down. And worn in ultra light over boots kept my feet warm preparing supper and breakfast Each and every item has to justify its inclusion when going ultra light. The sidekicks weight and compressibility are tops and function so well they fully make the cut. Great product, quality and service.
So comfortable while camping. Would buy again and again.
Great investment! Excellent addition to my back country sleep gear adds extra warmth and comfort on cold damp nights with next to no extra weight to carry! Thank you!!
I was considering down booties for backpacking but after reading about these I got a pair of Sidekicks. The fabric is so silky and smooth and a joy to put on. But will they be warm enough for my always cold feet? I was incredibly pleased with these booties. My feet were warm night after night. I am so in love with my Sidekicks! Thanks!
These booties are excellent! I'm a huge fan of EE gear, already being the owner of two of their Revelation quilts (10 and 40 degree.) As typical with EE gear, they are remarkable lightweight for the warmth they provide. I ordered these after a couple cold nights in the hammock this winter when I realized that my entire body was fine, except for my feet which were cold to the point that I couldn't sleep. These closed that gap, and now I'm good throughout anything my winters have to offer. I'll likely only need them for about 2 or 3 months out of the year, and without them I'd be shut down for those 2 or 3 months, so for me they were totally worth it.
As a woman, who suffers from bad blood circulation on top of it, my feet are cold even in the summer.
I discovered a new level of comfort thanks to those booties!
My feet are always cold, and these are so perfect. Someone else's review said they are like little ovens for your feet, and I couldn't agree more.
While seemingly a luxury item, I am so glad I brought these along on my recent Colorado Trail thru-hike. I’ve always had issues with foot circulation: if my feet get cold, they tend to stay cold, often painfully so. During my CT thru, over what ended up being Colorado’s wettest monsoon season on record, there were many nights above treelike where my trail runners were quite wet, it was really cold, and my toes were getting painfully cold by the time my tent was set-up and dinner was ready. Normally in such a circumstance, I’d be worrying about how I was gonna warm my feet up…but not on this trip. I KNEW that if I dried my feet off, no matter how cold, and popped them in my 15-30 degree EE booties, they would be toasty warm within 5 minutes. Plus, these booties actually weigh LESS than the thick wool socks I usually carry camping for cold weather.
Most nights, I would shift much of the down in my EE quilt up to my torso for extra body warmth. My legs, which usually feel too warm when sleeping, would feel great. My feet, which are usually too cold, would be toasty warm in my wonderful EE booties. After using these booties pretty much every night for 5 weeks, I came to realize another thing: synthetic insulation in booties is worth the extra weight. Goose-down booty options, such as those by Western Mountaineering or Feathered Friends will have issues dealing with all the oils and moisture given off by feet over many many nights. Tim at Enlightened Equipment, however, has correctly anticipated this issue and decided to make his booties out of climashield apex. Totally worth the extra ounce, in my mind.
Summary: a luxury item, I spent many wet, cold nights around camp NOT worrying about how cold my feet were getting because I KNEW that as soon as I put my EE booties on, my feet would be as warm and comfortable as possible. I absolutely loved these things.
(note: this review is mostly copied from a review I did for the /r/ultralight subreddit over on www.reddit.com)
These are light, comfortable and do the trick. I sleep warm except for my feet, and these balance it out well. In some conditions, they are too warm, but I did opt for the 4oz level. I might advise the lowest level of insulation for most situations, but I haven't taken these out again in sub-freezing temperatures.
They are like little ovens for your feet. They keep my feet so warm when i normally have cold feet. I highly recommend these to anyone who has cold feet. Love these little botties.
The booties are sized correctly and easy fit over a pair of wool socks, or they are so soft and warm, they can be worn alone.
They are a great addition to Enlightened Equipment's quilt and I am glad I bought them.
I'd been on the lookout for a quality, warm, lightweight booty for some time now. I own a pair of synthetic booties by a certain Canadian company (rhymes with "maffin") and although they are warm, the seams started to fray after not many uses, and they are not US made.
I was turned on to EE by my climbing/backpacking partner and was immediately excited & impressed. I ordered the warmest/largest size booties ( I'm an 11.5-12) and received them in a timely manner. They are lighter than expected!
I used them this past weekend on an overnight. The temps ranged 8F-10F, and inside the tent was 12F-15F. I used a -20f degree down bag. My toes were cold when I put the booties on, but I then work up less than an hour later with feet extremely warm. My feet are usually the first part that feels cold in those few hours just before dawn but never felt this at all!. It was my coziest night I've spent out. I'm excited to use these for years to come.
Due to previous frostbite, by feet are really sensitive to the cold. I use an EE quilt, a base layer and my Sleeping Booties I purchased from EE. My feet stay warm and because they can breathe, they stay comfortable all night. Its well worth the small weight in my pack.
I used to carry an old pair of loose wool socks just to wear sleeping. Well, no more! I got the mid-level insulation and these are the bomb. Keep your nails trimmed and don't walk in them and you can look foward to warm feet at night. Lighter and warmer than my socks too...
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