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    High alpine slippers.

    Base camp can be a good time, or it can be completely miserable. Western Mountaineering's Expedition Down Booties make all the difference in the world when you're at camp and the temperature drops. WindStopper fabric protects your feet and ankles from Mother Nature's wrath, while 800-fill goose down coddles you in soft, fluffy warmth while you wait for the storm to clear before that final push to the summit.

    • Lightweight booties ideal for winter camping and mountaineering
    • 800-fill down insulation yields a high warmth-to-weight ratio
    • Gore Windstopper shell seals out cold drafts and alpine wind
    • Non-slip outer sole allows booties to be worn outside of tent
    • Drawcord cuff can be cinched tight to seal in body heat
    • Western Mountaineering is a small company founded by two mountaineers
    • Item #WES0047

    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate]Gore WindStopper
    800-fill down
    Toughtek, foam
    Claimed Weight
    [pair] 8oz
    Recommended Use
    winter camping, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty

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    Game Changer

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    I normally have very cold feet. My options for winter trips have been to keep moving pretty hard or to be in my sleeping bag, until now. Went on a snowshoe trip last week with temps in the mid teens. I got to camp and set up my shelter, my feet were starting to ice up. I slipped on these mukluks and in 10 minutes my feet were toasty warm. They stayed toasty warm until I went to bed. Best part, they shedded snow well enough that I was able to stick them right into my sleeping bag, so warm all night. I wouldn’t mind if they had a little insulation up the calf area. Would only add an ounce or two and I know I’d appreciate the extra warmth. Little sloppy walking around camp but not bad at all, plus I don’t want much structure to the booties to feel uncomfortable as I sleep

    Warm and Dry

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: medium

    Recently bought and used these for a trip to the Mountains of Colorado. Temps never got above 11 degrees even in midday. Put these on right after getting into camp. So nice and toasty warm. They have a very secure fit and don't feel sloppy on the foot. They do, as noted, run quite large. I'm a 9.5 and the mediums were plenty roomy even with thick wool socks. The secure fit did come at a small price though... Nothing bad or game changing, but it did take some getting used to putting them on. Internally, around the ankle, there is an elastic band that helps with stability. This seems to want to "catch" when putting them on. Just an extra 2 seconds, but noticeable. That is being VERY nitpicky for such a great down bootie. Stayed dry, and due to the high coverage, even when i stepped in deep snow, nothing got into the bootie! Since that trip back in February, i've used it several more times on cold days to grill on the deck or even lounge around a cold house. Pricey, but totally worth it. Thanks!

    Quality, warmth, but the fit?

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    I didn't try these out in the cold, but my first impressions were good. The quality is definitely there and the warmth is pretty amazing. Just trying them on inside the house had to be quick since they were like little incubators on my feet!

    I wear a solid 10 in running shoes, dress shoes, boots, you name it. But these Large booties were a little long, very wide and overall sloppy. Too sloppy for even wearing around camp with little walking.

    I'm going to try a Medium which is way too small according to the chart (7-8.5) but maybe I'll get lucky.

    Thank you Backcountry for the fast shipping and taking the headache out of exchanges/returns!

    I received the Mediums. Much better! Even though the sizing says 7-8.5, the Medium boots fit my size 10 feet perfect. Measuring my bare feet I get about 10.25" long in case anyone is wondering. I have a little room after the toes even with thick wool socks. Width is still very generous.

    I have absolutely no worries about these keeping my feet warm come winter.

    Great Booties

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: medium
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    Used these recently for two weeks of snow camping and they were awesome. Waterproofing works great in snow, not sure about rain. Definitely super warm.

    Nothing better to slip into after a day in ski boots!

    Happy feet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    Just spent a couple weeks trekking in the Himalayas - these boots were well worth it. I wear size 43 and bought a large. There's plenty of room - almost too much. My wife's mediums fit well, but I like the extra room. I have about 1.5" to slide back and forth on the footbed.

    The windstopper fabric up to the knees kept my ankles toasty. The soles are awesome, tough but not heavy. Good for walking around camp. I didn't have any rain or snow to deal with, but paired with a set of Neos overboots, these would be an all-weather bivy solution.

    Nothing better

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    there is nothing better than getting to the car and taking off cold ski or ice climbing boots and putting these on. My feet start to warm up instantly! and they are so comfy!! I just got back from the wind rivers doing some alpine mixed climbing and these things were awesome around camp at night and to sleep in. one thing that makes them so great to have is when you have to pee in the middle of the night you don't have to pull on your cold frozen boots. the soles are waterproof insulating and durable. had no problems with traction in the snow and no slipping on the rocky hillside we were camped on.

    these may be one of the best things i have bought and they will always go with me during the winter

    Would these work to accomodate a ski boot liner? I've used a system before for backcountry skiing that allowed you to wear your ski boot liners under a protective shell giving you stability to the floppy boots and working to dry your liners as well. Looking for something similar. Thanks.

    I was wondering bc i have a orthotic full footbed ankle hinges and goes up to knee. im a girl but because of these i have only been able to get into a 10 wide mens merrell just above ankle so i have something to walk in right now and they are waterproof but aren't gonna make it with NH winter etc. taking out the insoles i'm trying to find something i can get into, waterproof with a sole, problem is getting my feet into them

    , any suggestions would be great. i thought these GSW would work ?

    Best Answer

    These booties are made to be worn at camp, in your tent. They were designed to let you take your heavy mountaineering boots off for a while but still keep you warm. They are great for inside the house, but I wouldn't wear them around outside on the street.

    It seems like they would have enough room if you are looking for a bootie to wear around the house.

    The Western Mountaineering sizing chart...

    The Western Mountaineering sizing chart is confusing. What is equivalent of US Men vs. Women sizing in booties? say I'm US Women size 7, which is Small. Does it fall under Men's XS?

    Does anyone know how durable the soles and...

    Does anyone know how durable the soles and materials are? What about water resistance?

    Hi adam,

    the sole is water proof and made of toughtek.

    I can't speak personally about the durability but I guess they are going to be pretty durable, but I would limit my time outside in them and keep them for wearing in the tent/hut etc.