New Columbia waterproof boots...

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New Columbia waterproof boots...

Post by moab » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:21 pm

These look like a jump in tech. Im wondering how they might perform in the PNW?

https://www.columbia.com/p/mens-hyper-b ... 9Om27C3zVY
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Re: New Columbia waterproof boots...

Post by Zed Hunter » Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:42 pm

I prefer Korkers snowmageddon boots.

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Re: New Columbia waterproof boots...

Post by RonnyRonin » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:02 pm

I don't see anything that is really new there; they don't say how they go about waterproofing them though so likely just a traditional membrane. TPU overlays are very common in shoe uppers as is insulation. The reflective lining more common in foam lined arctic work boots (think oil field workers in north dakota) but I don't think it does a whole lot; something like 5% of body heat leaves via radiation. I think they are just using a lot of $3 marketing words to try to make it all sound like new stuff when it's more of the same.

For wet cold my new favorite shoe is the baffin boreallis; TPU outer with a foam liner that is pretty much immune to the inevitable moisture buildup, and also has its own sole so it can be used by itself as a camp shoe (I've slept in mine a few times). Since the liners are foam they dry much faster than a traditional wool liner or thinsulate trapped in a one-piece boot. More than once I've pulled the liners out soaking wet but so warm they steam on their own.
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Re: New Columbia waterproof boots...

Post by moab » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:43 am

RonnyRonin wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:02 pm
I don't see anything that is really new there; they don't say how they go about waterproofing them though so likely just a traditional membrane. TPU overlays are very common in shoe uppers as is insulation. The reflective lining more common in foam lined arctic work boots (think oil field workers in north dakota) but I don't think it does a whole lot; something like 5% of body heat leaves via radiation. I think they are just using a lot of $3 marketing words to try to make it all sound like new stuff when it's more of the same.

For wet cold my new favorite shoe is the baffin boreallis; TPU outer with a foam liner that is pretty much immune to the inevitable moisture buildup, and also has its own sole so it can be used by itself as a camp shoe (I've slept in mine a few times). Since the liners are foam they dry much faster than a traditional wool liner or thinsulate trapped in a one-piece boot. More than once I've pulled the liners out soaking wet but so warm they steam on their own.
Those look pretty incredible for the PNW.
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Re: New Columbia waterproof boots...

Post by MPMalloy » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:21 pm

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Good-lookin' boots. Nice. I. Like. Them.

Merrry Christams,

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