Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-15-05, 02:32 PM   #1
adam_internal
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
100% waterproof socks..

im sure this has been discussed before but i cant seem to find any threads that deal with this specifically..

waterproof socks.. do they exist? ive found ziplock bags only keep my feet dry for the first half of the day before they start letting water in. ive got a pair of $35 sugio neuprene socks but they really dont work. has anyone tried the gore-tex socks?
adam_internal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-05, 05:27 PM   #2
SamHouston
Good Afternoon!
 
SamHouston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Rural Eastern Ontario
Bikes: Various by application
Posts: 2,351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you use gore-tex socks with waterproof long pants your feet may stay dry for a bit if you have fenders.

Generally any sock that's completely waterproof will make you sweat, then you're wet.
Zip-loc bags for instance are completely waterproof but with no ventilation you're wet.
Wool is comfy when wet, wear some beneath your neoprene and you'll be warm and won't feel squishy.
SamHouston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-05, 12:22 PM   #3
rainedon
Senior Member
 
rainedon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes: A light one, a heavy one, a yellow one and a rusty one.
Posts: 232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://www.sealskinz.com/

They make waterproof socks and gloves for all sorts of activities. I use their chillblocker gloves to commute in and have no complaints. SamHouston is correct in the breathability department. I think that you can have 100% waterproof or 100% breathable, but not both.
rainedon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-05, 12:42 PM   #4
hi565
By-Tor...or the Snow Dog?
 
hi565's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ma
Bikes: Bianchi Cross Concept, Flyte Srs-3
Posts: 6,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamHouston
If you use gore-tex socks with waterproof long pants your feet may stay dry for a bit if you have fenders.

Generally any sock that's completely waterproof will make you sweat, then you're wet.
Zip-loc bags for instance are completely waterproof but with no ventilation you're wet.
Wool is comfy when wet, wear some beneath your neoprene and you'll be warm and won't feel squishy.

What you could do is wear a hiking liner (can get at rei or Ems etc.) And put the water proof sock over and voila you veet are sweat freE and dry.
__________________
----------------------------------------------------------
hi565 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-05, 12:49 PM   #5
timmhaan
more ape than man
 
timmhaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: nyc
Bikes:
Posts: 8,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
they sell waterproof booties.
timmhaan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-05, 12:50 PM   #6
hi565
By-Tor...or the Snow Dog?
 
hi565's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ma
Bikes: Bianchi Cross Concept, Flyte Srs-3
Posts: 6,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Also was going to say that.
__________________
----------------------------------------------------------
hi565 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:18 PM.