The North Face NSE Tent Bootie
Overall these booties perform as expected, but I am…
Price Paid: $45
Overall these booties perform as expected, but I am very curious about the insulation. They are advertised as down booties, and there is some down in these things (judging by the feathers that come through the nylon) but I think it is negligible; it appears the bulk of the insulation is synthetic. They do not have the characteristics of a down product.
Maybe one of our retailers/gear testers will be willing to cut them open to find out? I think I will go with Feathered Friends for my next pair. When I do I will cut mine open and let you know.
I have used these booties in cold weather as well…
Use: camping in cold/mild weather
Break-in Period: none
Weight: feather weight
I have used these booties in cold weather as well as mild summer nights and they are the best footwear I use. For use around camp they are comfortable, warm in 17 degree weather without socks and easy to slip on and off during the night when time is of essence.
They hold up really well, better than I expected and I will be purchasing another pair in the short future.
I cannot say enough about this item.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Perfect for winter camping. The water-resistant. breathable upper and 700 fill down insulation keep your feet warm and dry. The internal elastic holds the bootie in place while you sleep. The North Face NSE Tent Bootie will keep you warm on your next trip.Water-resistant, breathable upper.Internal ankle-securing elastic.Heel-pull webbing with snap bottom.700 fill down insulation.Abrasion-resistant rand.Lightweight, abrasion-resistant rubber bottoms.Avg. wt. 6 oz.
'The NSE Tent Bootie is the world's ultimate slippers, featuring high-fill down and pillow-soft outer shell.'
- Altrec Outdoors
The NSE Tent Bootie by The North Face is the ultimate slip on "shoe" to take with you anywhere it is cold. With high fill, down baffles throughout the boot and pillow soft outer shell, take these on the mountain, or climbing for warming your frozen toes. Wherever you choose to wear these booties, one thing is for sure, your feet will be warm. No dirt, snow or debris will get down in the bootie due to the internal ankle securing elastic, and an abrasion resistant rand keeps it durable for all sorts of surfaces.
Free Shipping on Your Whole Order when you buy select shoes and boots. Ends 11/15. Elastic cuffs around ankles keep the drafts out. Heel pull webbing makes them easy to get on/off; snap allows you to connect them so they stay together in your pack or closet. Lightweight outsoles with rubber nubs aid traction on slippery surfaces. Nylon uppers are water resistant and breathable; abrasion-resistant, heavy-duty nylon rands provide structure to the booties for a sure fit. Prime 700-fill-power goose down insulation provides excellent warmth without being bulky. With 700-fill-power goose down, these tent booties from The North Face offer the best warmth for your feet after a day in the snow.