NEOS overshoes?

10:28 a.m. on December 21, 2011 (EST)
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 Does anyone here have experience with this brand? I found none reviewed here and was curious. Looks interesting as possible waterproof / snow solution to keeping dry feet.

http://www.overshoe.com/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

6:15 p.m. on December 21, 2011 (EST)
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I'd prefer a gaiter with a full rand, preferably over a double plastic boot.  The redundant sole on an over boot seems unnecessary, additional, considerable, weight on your feet.

Ed

7:26 p.m. on December 21, 2011 (EST)
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There are threads about the Neos on Trailspace.com, wintertrekking.com and viewsfromthetop.com.  Put Neos in their respective search boxes and the threads show up.

I don't have a pair but have looked into getting some. They get generally good reviews. You can wear them over a running shoe or boot or with just socks, from what I read.

http://www.trailspace.com/search/?q=neos&cx=partner-pub-0371674458961916%3Atv23gf-hn6j&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8 

http://www.wintertrekking.com/community/index.php?action=search2

http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forums/search.php?searchid=2512045

 

Ed-you're worried about a little extra rubber while wearing double plastic boots?  I had a pair of Asolo double boots I wore snowshoeing once and they were ridiculously heavy for that.

 

1:12 a.m. on December 22, 2011 (EST)
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I have used the Adventurer. They are one of the uninsulated ones.

 My idea was to have a waterproof boot with "built in " gaiter and then being able to use a pair of light runners at camp. (here in the Australian alps snow is often wet during the day and ices up at night. Min temps are not often below 14f before wind chill.)

 I have since switched to the Salomon Belhua and gaiters because I sweat in those Neos (and I don't sweat all that much...) even with thin socks, so my runners were wet  arriving at camp anyway . Warm but wet from sweat. With the Beluha at camp I just take them off, wipe my feet, put dry socks on , put a plastic bag or two on top (RBH socks if I can be bothered) , then my original socks and walk about with the boots undone . (when possible...) A mate has the Navigator 5 , insulated. He uses those  in Alaska and Minnesota down to -50f temps with the Beluha inside (!) in the lower temps (Beluha only above about -15f or so). He has never used the Neos here.

Franco

5:02 p.m. on December 22, 2011 (EST)
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Tom D said:

Ed-you're worried about a little extra rubber while wearing double plastic boots?  I had a pair of Asolo double boots I wore snowshoeing once and they were ridiculously heavy for that.

 

Can't comment about snowshoeing, I don't do it, prefereing skis for floatation.

It is difficult to keep FGL boots dry on extended trips.  I deal with that when on ski trips.  Then again those trips usually don't require full boot gaiter coverage.  The problem with over boots, besides weight, is they hamper technical approaches such as wearing crampons or climbing rock, as there is too much play in the whole set up.

Ed

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