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How we choose: The best booties highlighted here were selected based on 16 reviews of 13 products. Our top picks are those that are readily-available in the United States and have received the highest overall ratings from reviewers.

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The North Face Thermoball Traction Booties

user rating: 5 of 5 (1 review)

Great indoors slippers with a durable rubber sole. Comfy and warm.

Reasons to Buy

  • Warm
  • Durable rubber sole
  • Comfortable

Reasons to Avoid

  • Ever so slightly small to size

I spend a lot of time at home and during the fall, winter, and early spring, keeping my feet warm and cozy is a priority. The last pair of slippers I had lasted about 10 years (with some modifications to make them more comfortable and durable, as if they were actual motorcycles): Dreaming of summer rides...  So getting replacements for these (they're on their last miles) was a big consideration weighing price, comfort, and longevity. I had my mind set on splurging on the uber-hygge Gleerups but reviews indicated that they might only last a year or two.

Read more: The North Face Thermoball Traction Booties review (1)

Western Mountaineering Expedition Booties

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

In forty years of winter camping these have arguably been the warmest booties I've encountered. The outer fabric is highly weatherproof.

Reasons to Buy

  • Very effective closed cell foam insole and heel area.
  • Gore WindStopper fabric.
  • Integrated over-the-calf gaiter.

Reasons to Avoid

  • No mechanism to cinch the ankle area.
  • Feet slide around inside the bootie especially on uneven surfaces.

I've been a four-season backpacker for 40+ years, and have suffered from cold feet most of that time. I've experimented with various products and homemade designs ever since, but have now resigned myself to the fact that I'll rarely experience "toasty" feet, but will happily settle for toes and heels that aren't "stone cold". With the long nights in winter, there is a fair amount of sitting around camp before climbing into my bag, and that's when my feet get their coldest. Placing a piece of closed cell foam under my feet definitely helps, but it's rare when my feet are actually feeling warm.

Read more: Western Mountaineering Expedition Booties review (1)

Montane Prism Bootie

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

The Montane Prism PrimaLoft-filled booties are one of the best camp booties I have used. They are not the warmest booties in my collection, but are warm enough for use in snow and air temperatures down to 10°F or so with a heavy pair of wool socks. I walked around in them on somewhat rocky and sandy ground in comfort. The Pertex outer shell is very water-repellent, and the synthetic sole stood up well to walking around on rocky soil.

Reasons to Buy

  • Lightweight and compact when packed in the supplied sack
  • Warm in moderately cold conditions
  • Suitable for walking short distances on most campsite terrain (not for hiking, though)
  • Very water repellent

Reasons to Avoid

  • Provided stuff sack closure cord failed
  • Not suitable for very low temperatures (below 10°F)
  • Not suitable for walking in powder snow or slushy snow

Background: When I (and most climbers, backpackers, and backcountry skiers) get into camp, I like to shed my trail shoes, approach shoes, or boots and put on a pair of booties. This allows my feet to rest from the beating they take from the approach (no matter how comfortable the approach footwear is), and in winter, to stay comfortably warm. This holds whether I am going to sit in my tent or, sometimes in a backcountry log cabin with a roaring fire. If, as in Antarctica or the Alaska Range, I have to wait out a storm, having warm booties is soothing and more comfortable.

Read more: Montane Prism Bootie reviews (2)

GooseFeet Gear Down Socks

user rating: 5 of 5 (2 reviews)

The Goosefeet Gear down socks/booties will keep your feet toasty warm on cold nights while keeping your pack light.

Reasons to Buy

  • Extremely lightweight—under 1oz per foot
  • Very warm—850+fp Downtek goose down
  • High quality construction and materials

Reasons to Avoid

  • Expensive (but worth it)
  • Limited functionality (only for in-tent/sleep)

This is a review of the Goosefeet Gear ultralight down socks/booties. I am not affiliated with GFG in any way. I purchased them through Massdrop in 2018 and paid $61 incl shipping. The Goosefeet Gear down socks/booties are an ultralight way to keep your feet warm in camp, specifically for sleeping. They surround your feet with down, up to the ankle elastic. Mine are size L, standard fill, and weigh in at 1.83 ounces for the pair. They come with a small ultralight stuff sack. They keep my feet very warm, but unlike socks that can be tight and constricting, these booties feel like your feet are floating in a soft, fluffy cloud (because in a way they are).

Read more: GooseFeet Gear Down Socks reviews (2)

Sierra Designs Down Moccasin

user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1 review)

These are toasty warm around the foot. The build quality is great, with thoughtful touches like a heel pull that works well with winter gloves (field verified). The reinforced heel and front help mitigate moisture migration into the down from wet snow. These shoes have some grip, but stay on flat terrain. Hard packed snow is not your friend while wearing these. I wore these on a winter backpacking trip, with mid-weight merino socks, in single digit temperatures. My feet were toasty warm — mostly (more on that in a moment).

Read more: Sierra Designs Down Moccasin review (1)

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