The 8D fabric is so soft and glossy (and according to Ben, the most downproof fabric used to date), and the color is fantastic. Most GooseFeet Gear items are built after the order is placed, ... 4 reviews … GooseFeet Gear. Not cheap, but not out of bounds for jackets in this category. Goose-Gear is a premium manufacturer of custom storage solutions for the overland adventurist. @goosefeetgear custom down sweater, 5.6 oz with 2.75 oz 950fp down, 8d fabrics, deep neck zip, and 1″ of loft – visit after June 20, 2020 for our article with more details and info. The process is pretty simple, and he can do pretty much anything you want. [–]odessaboots[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child). Goose & Gander uses cookies to provide you with the best browsing experience. 12 talking about this. Anyone who has ever worked outside in the winter or gone skiing, snowboarding, winter camping, ice climbing or mountaineering understands to their core the value of first-class cold weather gear.It’s not a luxury, it’s an absolute necessity. Is climashield a good substitute for down jacket? Reached out to Ben at Goosefeet Gear, and he made me a custom jacket that I wanted to share with everyone here. The REI ones are bulky, heavy, and have the overbooty built in (meaning no good for using inside your quilt or tent). Handmade in the USA. Here's a quick Review of Goose Feet Gear's Down Socks. GooseFeet Gear was founded in early 2010 by Ben Smith, who was 20 years old at the time and in his 3rd year of college at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. Paired with quality craftsmanship and top notch customer service, Goose Gear's corporate DNA dates back to 1952 and their years of experience crafting cabinetry translates into product that's both aesthetically pleasing and extremely reliable. It did end up a little shorter than I wanted (I had hoped for something that would cover my but and this is basically normal fit) but it works great and weighs great. The default fill weight is 4oz, but I went with 3.5oz of 950, after speaking with Ben. He said no problem, he can take care of that for me, and sent me is address for me to ship it back. I don't make it a habit walking around in camp  in them. So the price should be adjusted to that. Founded in 2010 by Ben Smith, its website lists five down products (not all for feet) and encourages inquiries for custom gear. Haven’t seen a feather yet, but will report back if it starts to leak. 66 talking about this. When you configure it with a hood and any kind of hand warming it becomes $400. With these down socks / booties from GooseFeet I’ve essentially been able to eliminate cold feet from my backcountry sleep system equation (hopefully you can tell by the photos that the loft of these with some overfill is basically off the charts), and add versatility almost in the form of down overfill in the footbox of my sleeping bag – but that I can remove. [–]wantokk 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Looks like Cumulus is worth a look though for a lighter weather option! Mine weighs 7oz, I have 1/2 zip and hood. I hope this version of 8d is more down-proof than the previous(given the shiny look, I would bet yes). Cold feet sleeper? GooseFeet Gear is a member of Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.   Your previous content has been restored. This isn’t the first time he’s had trouble keeping his feet warm, so I thought I would look into investing in some down- or synthetic-filled sleeping booties, slippers, or socks. Because of this, I especially appreciated the ability to specify waist, thigh and calf measurements. My GFG jacket leaks a lot of down. I am always so scared with my puffy, I try so hard to keep it from getting damaged. To contact us or learn more, go to our About Us page. and join one of thousands of communities.   You cannot paste images directly.   Your link has been automatically embedded. 5 ★ Reviews 4 ★ Reviews 3 ★ Reviews 2 ★ Reviews 1 ★ Reviews Newest to Oldest Low to High Oldest Verified Purchase Most Helpful May 2, 2016. Most of the measurements he wants are self explanatory, but it gets nerve wracking to send off measurements for such an expensive piece. 8d fabric with 950fp is wicked light. We feature a small staff of savvy, experienced writers who love to review outdoor gear. Honestly, this is the kind of service that makes me want to spread the word about some of the amazing gear makers out there that go above and beyond (even if it means it keeps Ben busy, and off the trails). This jacket came in cheaper and lighter. Over the last few years I have purchased a few items from Ben Smith at GooseFeet Gear, namely my down socks, my pillow set-up, and my (custom-sized) down pants. Can you share what the cost was and what size you typically wear in a down jacket? [–]odessaboots[S] 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (0 children). Best all-around balm for feet, wounds, whatever else? I would absolutely recommend Goose Feet Gear products. Adding a pair of GooseFeet socks to the equation just takes it one step farther. 5:53. The material itself is awesome. Simple elastic secures the socks and seals in the heat around your ankles. I have all jackets that were ordered in April cut and we should be shipping them out by this Monday! Best Of The sub - View only the "best of" threads. These shoes have some grip, but stay on flat terrain. Trailspace is powered by you, our readers. Outside of that, it's perfection though. I was looking at the Cerium prior to going this direction, and that would have been an additional 4oz of weight for less actual fill warmth. Goose Gear : Your source for lawn mower, chain saw, tiller, pressure washer , ATV parts, and go-kart parts including original and aftermarket. As such, my preference is to only use these socks by themselves in a tent and while I sleep, with my loosely laced trail running shoes in the vestibule making for great camp shoes in the case that I need to run to my Ursack to return that overlooked energy bar forgotten in an unchecked pocket before turning in for the night. Highly recommend. [–]ormagon_89 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children). I reached out to Ben at Goosefeet Gear, and worked with him to dial in the specs I chose.   They may not be the Pertex Quantum GL though. COZY FEET: Reviewing The Goosefeet Gear Down Socks (Booties) - Duration: 11:03. From Thursday, 11/28 until Monday, 12/2, use the following BPL-exclusive codes for your down gear! His jackets are great. And of course, they’re great for winter and really cold trips. Just like a warmer down jacket, warmer baselayer, or an extra foam pad, I can still leave the down socks behind if I so choose for those warmer forecasts. Zpacks Ultralight Goose Feet Gear Down Booties Review - Duration: 5:53. Hard packed snow is not your friend while wearing these. [–]jtclayton612 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child). I did pull the trigger for the goose feet ones and frankly, it has been, hands down, the best $110 I've ever spent on gear. Ben from GooseFeet Gear made me a down jacket with some of his new 8D material to try out on my JMT hike, which is just around the corner! Warmth specific at a low wt and ridiculously low volume for the feet. For comparison, I cross checked all my measurements against my Patagonia Nano Air jacket in medium, which fits perfectly., [–]odessaboots[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (3 children). UPDATE: After posting this, Ben reached out and thanked me for the feedback. That stuff is inevitable though, and the patches only give it more character! EVER. I was worried about the hood, since it only has a cinch for the outside edge, but it is crafted so well I am glad I didn't get any other cinch cord put into it. Pingback: Olympic National Park Post Hike Gear Talk | Stick's Blog. He also will do rush jobs for a fee, if you need the jacket ASAP. Topic of the Week - Week of November 30, 2020 - Sun Protection, r/Ultralight - "The Weekly" - Week of November 30, 2020, r/ULTexas -, Australia / Kosciuszko / Namadgi -, B+ LighterPack | 478.298.7653 [–]ormagon_89 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). use the following search parameters to narrow your results: r/Ultralight is the largest online Ultralight Backpacking community! Comparing Tarptent Stratospire 2 and Gossamer Gear Two for tent upgrade. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. TLDR: Ben (Goosefeat Gear) is great. When first unboxing these items, I immediately loved them, but where they really earned their keep was on the trail. :), [–]jtclayton612 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children). I will edit the post, thank you! Thanks for adding my jacket, really cool to see where it lands! Filled with water-resistant 850 fill goose down, you can choose to have it single or double-stuffed. Weekly Thread - View only the Weekly Discussion threads. Usually hike until ready to sleep,  stop, remove trail runners, let feet dry a few mins, put on the Goosefeet Down socks, get in the bag/quilt. Even better, he said it would be a ~2week turnaround! Derek Hansen Gear Review Staying Warm September 16, 2014 | 11 On my recent camping trip with my son, he complained about having cold feet. Nice comfortable seal around the ankle for trapping warmth. A pair of GooseFeet Gear down socks start at $65 before any options. Browse GooseFeet Gear's top-rated footwear and more. 1 Greenhead Gear Pro Grade Life Size Series Canada Goose Shell Decoys. Pingback: Goose Feet Gear Down Socks & Over Booties - Gear Review | OutdoorTrailGear Hammock,Backpacking, Hiking Gear+ Gear Reviews. They are still going strong without ever using the overbooty. Display as a link instead, × The sleeve length is spot on too, even when I raise or reach my arms out. Clear editor. Getting ready for a JMT thru this September, and wanted to make sure my puffy was going to be warm enough, without adding weight to my pack. ;), [–]goosefeetgear 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago (1 child). Ultralight down socks, pillows, pants, and other custom items for your outdoor adventures! Heh, I was breaking an esbit tablet in half while holding a pocket knife, managed to cut my fleece under it too. I initially had a lot more customization I was asking for, but realized that the simplicity of his baseline design was what I was really after, and since the fit is so custom, I did not need all the adjust-ability I was initially after. The jacket comes in at ~7.5oz, which if you compare to other lightweight offerings is miles ahead of them. You've got a terrific jacket there. He was absolutely amazing to work with, I even called him to discuss fabric choices, and he was quite patient on the phone. Hey BPLers! Yes you can, but you also get what you pay for. You see, geese can be wary. 24 Responses to GooseFeet Gear Down Socks & Over-Booties. The company started out with down socks as the primary product and quickly moved into other simple areas like waterproof over-booties and pillows. I'm sorry for the wait! [–]odessaboots[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (5 children). Thanks! My mistake.   Pasted as rich text. I really like the Montbell for fair weather trips, but when it is cold at night, and I sleep in my puffy, I wanted to added warmth of the hood to extend the range of my sleep system. For some reason, we had a bunch of jackets ordered all at the same time in mid-April, so we're slogging through them slowly but surely! [–]jtclayton612 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children). Read real customer ratings and reviews or write your own. Gear Review Getting ready for a JMT thru this September, and wanted to make sure my puffy was going to be warm enough, without adding weight to my pack. [–]worldwidewbstr 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). Reached out to Ben at Goosefeet Gear, and he made me a custom jacket that I wanted to share with everyone here. Just quick, 7,58oz is 215gr or 315gr is 11.1oz. Since 1999, we have delivered in-depth gear reviews, articles and content. Good to hear. Join us and ask yourself the question: Do I really need that? Comes in at 3rd overall, 2nd in warmth per ounce and 1st if you're looking for a full zip hooded jacket. By continuing we assume that you are consenting to all cookies on Goose & Gander Website. Posted in: Gear Reviews. Made from your choice of lightweight nylon fabric and filled with 850+ power premium goose down treated with DownTek for water-resistance, these socks are designed to keep your feet warm and comfy all … 60 reviews for, rated 1.00 stars. BACKPACKING LIGHT. Here's a quick video showing Goose Feet Gear's down socks / booties & over booties. My feet were toasty warm — mostly… Full review. The jacket is truly something to behold in real life. Trails - View only trail related threads. I’ve most appreciated the GooseFeet solution on those particularly rough trail days – perhaps a chilly day trekking through mud and rain in cold, borderline freezing weather that puts your rain gear through its paces and may test not only your physical, but your mental resolve. I did manage to tear the sleeve doing something stupid, slapped some tenacious tape on and was only mildly upset I’m clumsy lol. A small stuff sack is included, but I just throw them inside my sleeping bag and pack it away all as one. The hang loop is an easy add, and I chose to add the internal pocket because the hand pockets do not have zippers, and sometimes I stash gloves or a beanie in my puffy pocket around camp. I normally wear around a size 12.5 men’s shoe when backpacking, and found the GooseFeet size large socks to be perfect; loose enough so that they seem to fully loft and they stay on just fine, and the socks are available in 6 sizes. Don't hike in winter without them. I've got about 4k miles on my GG puffy, it's been leaking a bit, but only thru a hole that for some idiot reason I haven't fixed yet. Best Day Hikes in the Smokies - Ramsey Cascades Trail - Duration: 16:53. Unfortunately I have no reliable data about the weight + fill of the version without hood and pocket... [–]goosefeetgear 4 points5 points6 points 1 year ago (0 children), If anyone else is interested in a jacket, let me know if you have any questions! For buying, selling, and trading ultralight backpacking gear. The Goose Feet Gear jacket in this review is 950 fill power, so significantly more warmth per gram than 900 or lower. I actually do have a cerium LT and can confidently say that it’s good into the teens for me with a light fleece so I don’t think you’ll have a problem although it’s not apples to apples because of the synthetic insulation that is in certain areas. Quick note: you should check the Skaha price. 850+ power premium goose down treated with DownTek: ... Find the best footwear product for your next outdoor adventure using our independent reviews and ratings. Whether you're in the hunt for custom work or searching out individual boxes to outfit your rig, Goose Gear has you covered. I was looking at the Montbell Plasma 1000 w/ hood, which I used as a baseline for pricing. I think the extra fill and hood will extend mine another 10-15 degrees no problem then! Various fabric weights are available, and my pair ordered with +50% down and made with Pertex Quantum weigh just 2.6 ounces for both (the grey pair shown in this review). [–]ormagon_89 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago (6 children). Each pair of the socks / booties are made to order with your choice of lightweight fabrics and colors both inside and out, choice on the amount of down fill (850 fill power water-resistant down is … Speaking of pockets, the hand pockets are excellent, and the fact that they have down on both sides is an excellent touch. External links to Amazon, REI, Backcountry and other retailers include affiliate codes that give us a small commission on each sale. Overall, I would do it all again with Ben in a heartbeat, and I am considering having him make me an anorak with slightly less fill, to steal my Montbell's place for warmer summer trips. He told me this is the most common weight when you select the 950 fill, and after wearing it for a windy night in my bivy at the head of a lake, I can attest that this will be plenty warm for my needs. Each pair of the socks / booties are made to order with your choice of lightweight fabrics and colors both inside and out, choice on the amount of down fill (850 fill power water-resistant down is used), and of course the size. I cannot recommend highly enough getting your next puffy from Goosefeet Gear! Goose Gear® products are made to order. Goose-Gear, Huntington Beach, California. During the Covid 19 Pandemic, our team is social distanced yet working everyday to fulfill orders with limited staff. I am 5'-10 1/2", ~160-165 lbs. Tagged: down jackets, goosefeet, winter hiking. Zpacks also offers the socks without a fabric or color choice. I’ve got a 1/4 zip, kangaroo pocket, no hood pullover with 2.5oz of 950, with a light fleece it’s been great to right around freezing. That smoke blue looks awesome! The socks are a simple solution that’s perfect if you’re looking to boost the warmth of your sleeping system or if you want to essentially scratch cold feet off the list of things that might keep you up at night…while adding a dose of luxury to any trip. If the hood disqualifies it, it should be configured as such, no? [–]Mutinee 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children), Tomorrow marks 8 full weeks since I ordered mine, I'm jelly of your 6 week turn around. I believe the jacket came out to ~$400. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 30469 on r2-app-056a5e15aa746f302 at 2020-11-30 23:53:49.488422+00:00 running 866061f country code: US. With most goose decoy manufacturers, you need to purchase multiple packages of decoys in order to simulate having an entire flock. The down ratio to overall weight is insanely high in this jacket, meaning there really isn't another option for more warmth per gram than these jackets. Should the hood column say “no” then? (Combine with plastic bags if said shoes are wet). The GooseFeet socks don’t have any type of durable sole, so if you’re looking to walk around camp GooseFeet also offers a pair of waterproof Dyneema X overboots, complete with a removable foam insert to cushion your feet and with an optional Toughtek sole, all of course at incremental weight penalties. [–]bharvey999 7 points8 points9 points 1 year ago (1 child). I got the down pants wit 5 1/2 ounces of fill and the fit was great! Share your voice on The measurement process was pretty straightforward, although I wish he had a good diagram to follow. – #backpackinglight #ultralightbackpacking #backpackinggear … If there are only a few geese on the ground or in the water, they may pass on. Or is the hood column to denote possible options? Our down socks are the perfect solution. © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. I told him my height and weight, and that if any of the measurements looked weird to let me know, and he said they all looked good. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Custom Options: Internal zip chest pocket (doubles as stuff sack), hang loop, Images: (Sorry for the bloom on the images, my iphone can't handle the dynamic range in the highlights). Buying expensive pieces of hiking gear and clothing is one of my many weaknesses, but since I try to be thorough in my research for what I want, I tend to spend a lot less than many other gear junkies. The down socks offered by GooseFeet Gear are essentially a max warmth at a minimum weight solution for keeping your feet warm at night – or in and around your campsite with optional overboots. Gear ReviewGoosefeet Gear - Custom Jacket Review (self.Ultralight). The down socks offered by GooseFeet Gear are essentially a max warmth at a minimum weight solution for keeping your feet warm at night – or in and around your campsite with optional overboots. Take a look here at GooseFeet Gear. He was responsive to emails, payment was a breeze, and I had the jacket in less than 6 weeks. Mountain Hardwear jacket sizing (Tall and Skinny, no one wants us, haha). × My only regret is not asking for additional back length. Arriving at camp running warm from effort – warmth that quickly fades as the hiking stops – nothing beats taking off your soaked rain gear and switching from those muddy, soggy, cold shoes to a dry tent, a warm sleeping bag, and dry socks. I've had a pr since 2009. (They also make a great gift for that cold-natured hiking partner that’s always keeping you up at night, I’ve found as well!) Ultralight down socks, pillows, pants, and other custom items for your outdoor adventures! Pingback: Custom GooseFeet Gear Down Anorak First Impressions | Stick's Blog [–]ormagon_89 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (4 children), Added it to my down jacket comparison to give an idea of where the Goosefeet Gear jackets kind of stand. Yeah the color is fly. GooseFeet Gear Down Socks I purchased a pair of down socks & over booties after adding Goose Feet Gear to Outdoortrailgear. So you want your own fake flock. I like the trimmer fit on the GG, the Skaha fits baggy relative. Goosefeet Gear is a cottage manufacturer of ultralight down socks, waterproof shells, down pillows, down pants, and more. The down socks especially make great gifts, even for your grandma with cold feet! … and here is my final part to my 3 part series of my GSMNP Post Hike Gear talk. Worth every penny when you rely on solid foot care for hiking adventures. I’ve had mine a couple of months and no leakages. The fact that it doubles as the stuff sack made it an easy decision for me (I rarely actually use this feature, but it is nice to be able to when the need does arise). Upload or insert images from URL. Still a great option though. Rendered by PID 30469 on r2-app-056a5e15aa746f302 at 2020-11-30 23:53:49.488422+00:00 running 866061f country code: US. The jacket fits perfectly for standing and sitting, but when I really bend over it sits just above my waistline, and I would have liked to have that covered at all times. Help! 20F quilt - EE revelation or Nunatak Nano? I followed up by asking if he could extend the back length of the jacket if I sent it back, as this was the only part of the jacket that was not 100% what I was hoping for (my fault, I did not ask for additional back length at the start). The experts on outdoor gear startups, Grage Grown Gear is an online magazine and store 110% devoted to finding cool new brands, getting to know the people behind them, and testing their gear. I wore these on a winter backpacking trip, with mid-weight merino socks, in single digit temperatures. [–]powerfulvibrations 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children), you should write ben — mine leaked too, for over two years... and it turns it was a fabric issue. For 3 season hiking and backpacking I’m usually wearing Darn Tough Light Hiker socks – excellent socks but not overly warm by design…at least when compared to something like down. GooseFeet Gear,, is a cottage manufacturer of down products "for ultralight warmth." All the sewing is straight, well done, and the fit is absolutely the most amazing thing I could ask for. This sub is about overnight backpacking with a focus on moving efficiently and packing light, generally aiming at a sub 10lb base weight. :) 12% off all custom items - use code BPLCUSTOM12 17% off all in-stock items - use code BPLSTOCK17 GooseFeet Gear I hope everyone […] :), [–]odessaboots[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). As mentioned at the top, I wanted a jacket for the JMT, specifically one with a hood that had more down than my Montbell Superior hoodless. Copyright © 2020 TrailGroove Magazine LLC | Affiliate Advertising Disclosure, Overnight Ski to Section House at Boreas Pass, Colorado, Copyright © 2020 TrailGroove Magazine LLC |, Solitude in the Sapphire Mountains of Montana, October Alpine: Fall Backpacking in Montana, Backpacking and Tenkara: Ultralight Fishing on the Trail, Hollow Fiber Backpacking Water Filter Care & Maintenance. Ah, I'm sorry. Edit: Updated weight from 315g to the correct 215g. Viscous Landan 1,581 views. Combined with a few other choice items, I’ve found the GooseFeet Gear down socks to be a nice component in a group of items that I can add to my pack to add warmth or leave behind depending on the trip at hand.       Â, × 8.5K likes. It is noted as with the hood (10.4oz) but indeed the price is noted without the hood and pocket. he remade it at no cost. [–]Mutinee 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children), [–]Voodoo5853 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (4 children). I am the quintessential "medium", and as such almost always wear a medium, sometimes squeezing into a small when the fit allows. Roomy but not too baggie. When the temperatures drop, nothing is better than… Restore formatting, × True but then it is over 11oz so doesn't qualify for this list anymore. Awesome spreadsheet! Ahh, good catch!
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