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Gear for keeping feet warm

So going on Middle Fork trip and my wife has issues on colder water trips keeping her feet warm. She has a dry top and pants, but the pants don't cover her feet so she wears neoprene booties, but those have not been warm enough on a cold rainy day. Without telling me to buy a new pair of dry pants that cover her feet, what are suggestions for what to put in her neoprene booties to better keep her feet warm - wool, polypro, another pair of neoprene socks?

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Tell her to harden the fuck up.
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Wool socks for sure. Poly pro won't help much when soaking wet.
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Wool Seal Skins. Not a cheap pair of socks but will make YOUR trip a lot better.
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Not sure but . .

I have the same problem. It's a hard one with no good answer. You can try the pants over bogs if the cuff is large enough or see if some kind of gaiter set up will keep her feet dry. The key is keeping the feet dry all day.
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Good wool socks, gaiters would be good if they work. Muck boots for any walking around to keep her feet as dry as possible when working around/in the water.
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I've found the NRS Boundary Sock under a neoprene bootie is a good way to go for what you're describing. The bootie needs to be a little oversized for a comfortable fit, though.
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So going on Middle Fork trip and my wife has issues on colder water trips keeping her feet warm. She has a dry top and pants, but the pants don't cover her feet so she wears neoprene booties, but those have not been warm enough on a cold rainy day. Without telling me to buy a new pair of dry pants that cover her feet, what are suggestions for what to put in her neoprene booties to better keep her feet warm - wool, polypro, another pair of neoprene socks?

Alpenglow Sports in Boise has rental drysuits for a very reasonable price.



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Alpenglow Sports in Boise has rental drysuits for a very reasonable price.
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This ^^^ Drysuits are awesome and my wife's was a game changer for her.

Also, if the booties don't dry out overnight, you can do like the old log rollers used to do and pour warm water into them in the morning before she puts them on. I'd say hot water, but I'm not sure about heating up that neoprene glue too much...

Have a great trip!

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