Airsoft Canada
MILSIG

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Discussion > Gear Discussion
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

goretex socks

:

Gear Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 2nd, 2014, 00:27   #1
ThunderCactus
Not Eye Safe, Pretty Boy Maximus on the field take his picture!
 
ThunderCactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
goretex socks

I need new goretex socks, had sealskinz the last 3 pairs
who's got a suggestion that ISNT sealskinz?
ThunderCactus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 00:36   #2
Canadian Psycho
Personal Mule.....PM for rates!
 
Canadian Psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
Send a message via MSN to Canadian Psycho
Arctyrex, from 911 supply in Calgary
__________________
"Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy, forget in time that men have died to win them"
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Canadian Psycho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 17:28   #3
Chromey
Whiny Attention Whore
 
Chromey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Acton, On
might be a stupid question... Why?
__________________
B.A. Level 3 Cert.
Chromey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 17:39   #4
ccyg8774
 
ccyg8774's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Brampton, ON
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chromey View Post
might be a stupid question... Why?
To keep feet dry.
__________________
ccyg8774 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 17:46   #5
Short Round
Najohn
 
Short Round's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SkyDome
My friend who works at MEC suggested ROCKY STRETCH, which seems to be what Gore-Tex themselves sell on their site. They have gotten pretty good reviews from what I have seen online, but I have no first hand experience with their stuff.
__________________
Short Round is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 17:47   #6
Wardlord
 
Wardlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Waterdown, ON
Quote:
Originally Posted by Short Round View Post
My friend who works at MEC suggested ROCKY STRETCH, which seems to be what Gore-Tex themselves sell on their site. They have gotten pretty good reviews from what I have seen online, but I have no first hand experience with their stuff.
I have a pair of these. They are great provided you can get the right size, I had problems finding mine in-store and it had be brought in from another store. They work great and I didn't notice any excessive sweating while in my boots
__________________
Guardians of Asgaard - KF21 - Facebook - Youtube
Wardlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 19:16   #7
rc_p120
 
rc_p120's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
Send a message via MSN to rc_p120
The goretex socks at MEC are the bomb, they keep your feet dry and roasty toasty when it gets Canadian outside. I love mine so far, just be careful not to get any water/slush/snow IN them!
__________________
SILENT PULSE

My archived Buy and Sell user ratings
rc_p120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 20:08   #8
ThunderCactus
Not Eye Safe, Pretty Boy Maximus on the field take his picture!
 
ThunderCactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chromey View Post
might be a stupid question... Why?
I wear jungle boots with goretex socks
water gets in and out of the boot, but feet stay 'dry' depending how much you sweat

comparably, goretex boots are designed specifically for air force personnel in which the deepest body of water you encounter is a puddle on a tarmac.
Water gets in and stay in, then you're carrying 5lbs of water around on each foot lol
ThunderCactus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 21:46   #9
Gato
ASC's Whiny Bitch
 
Gato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: North York, Ontario
I have no idea what my issued sets are, but they're fantastic.

I haven't seen them in a year or two, but I can try locate them in the next few days and let you know what they are.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThunderCactus View Post
Like seriously dude. The incredible lack of common sense in the question could be scientifically investigated for evidence of a black hole.
Certified Level 3.1415926 Sniper Certified
Certified Level 3.1415926 Orbital Weapons platform Certified
Gato is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 22:46   #10
~Ghost~
 
~Ghost~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Ont,Canada
Send a message via MSN to ~Ghost~
Spend the money on a good pair of boots and you wont regret it. When it comes to boots you get what you pay for plain and simple. If people want to buy Magnum mall cop boots yes the seams are sh!t and will eventually leak. Buy Danners and you'll never have a need for goretex socks, unless you'd be going over the top any how! Ive had my Danners for 3 years now and they keep up with everything an infantry soldier needs em for so they are definitely good to go for airsoft!! just a thought ...
__________________
MODT - tu fui ego eris
Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.
Sun Tzu
~Ghost~ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 23:37   #11
CR0M
 
CR0M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hamilton
Ive been coating my socks with tent water proofing... Matter of fact I spray that stuff on pant legs and my boots.

It started out as a cheap idea to hold me over until I bought something better, but when it worked so well I just kept doing it.
__________________
WBR
CR0M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2014, 23:47   #12
ThunderCactus
Not Eye Safe, Pretty Boy Maximus on the field take his picture!
 
ThunderCactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
I'm on my second pair of altama exospeeds and I haven't seen another boot I've liked yet.

Definitely not much out there for goretex socks though... sealskinz changed their lineup too. I've had 3 pairs of their old style, last pair was good but the inner liner is coming off.
ThunderCactus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2014, 13:19   #13
danhay
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
My personal experience with Goretex lined boots is that once the membrane gets dirty (most likely with salt deposits from perspiration) it wicks moisture thus becoming leaktex. I find that the built in lining is impossible to adequately wash once it becomes dirty.

Goretex socks can be easily washed thus maintaining their water-proof qualities. The rule of thumb for Goretex care is 'wash a lot and dry it hot'.

If I'm worried about keeping my feet dry in wet conditions, short of a pair of wellies I have found that a pair of full leather boots which have been seam sealed and water-proofed (with some suitable non-silicon treatment) work quite well.

Just sayin'

Last edited by danhay; February 3rd, 2014 at 13:21..
danhay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2014, 13:57   #14
ThunderCactus
Not Eye Safe, Pretty Boy Maximus on the field take his picture!
 
ThunderCactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
1) those don't look like anyone would ever accuse them of being fast
2) they can still fill up with water

Most times I come across a swamp I'm going balls deep, so condition #1 is no waterproof boots. Jungle boots only.
ThunderCactus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 3rd, 2014, 14:25   #15
Danke
 
Danke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Danger Zone
Sounds like you're the poster child for those Arcteryx ones then.

Cough up; airsoft is not a welfare sport.

http://leaf.arcteryx.com/Product.asp...ck-LT-MultiCam
__________________
Airsoft, where nothing is hurt but feelings.
Danke is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > Discussion > Gear Discussion

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
MILSIG

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 18:08.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.