Was looking for a pair of winter wellies and spotted your post. Bought a pair of the Grubs Snowline 8.5 and quite agree with your findings - very warm with a pair of woolen winter socks and liner socks on, plus don’t feel bulky when walking around.I then went out and bought a pair of Grubs Eskline 8.5 from Uttings on the back of it.
I must admit I did couple them with some disposable feet warmers, but I would thoroughly recommend those Grubs 8.5. Wish I had found them years ago.
My ice is in the freezer. and it will be quite a few months before I see a puddle frozen. As we live out of town I buy LL milk in one litre cartons having it.We've had ice on puddles only 3 times so far this winter.
-3 positively balmy T shirt weather.A trip out to the highseat early yesterday morning saw me layered up to Michelin man levels. Even with innumerable thermal base layers and 4 pairs of socks (including thermal ones), the cold started get to my feet after a couple of hours. I always find it strange that I can endure the cold as long as my feet stay warm and dry. Whilst dry, they sure as hell got cold yesterday.
Had a deer obligingly shown up to be shot, the toes would probably not have been that much of an issue. However, and probably unsurprisingly, nothing showed up (and all I had to think about were my chilly tootsies!).
The lesson learnt yesterday was that, if it's that bloody cold that my toes freeze, chances are that the deer think its bloody cold too and have sensibly snuggled up somewhere under cover. It also didn't help that every step along the ride to get to the highseat unavoidably sounded like a gunshot as the grass and leaves were frozen brittle. Any deer that heard me crashing through would almost certainly have scarpered.
Next time, I may just stay in bed if the thermometer shows - 3C and go out later in the morning or leave it until the afternoon instead!
Absence of deer and cold feet aside, it was an incredibly beautiful morning to be out and it all serves as part of the learning curve.
And before anyone else says it, I'll accept that I'm a Southern softie and -3C isn't as cold as some people may stalk in
To bl@@dy hot for me mate we hit 32.5 last summer a record for Scotland about as hot as I can stand,don't feel the cold to much at least not a frosty cold though wind chill can get to me though.A snippet of my forecast..there are NO puddles to freeze lol.
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+1 on the Sorels. I was out last Saturday evening - had to wipe an inch of slush off the highseat before we could sit down. The snow in our tree was melting and dripping constantly onto us and there was a brisk Northerly breeze. Every part of me was freezing except my feet - a cheaper pair of Sorels and wool socks did the trick. As an aside - the guy I was with had Harkila boots, he said they were the coldest worst-insulated boots he'd ever had.Sorels and smartwood sock, every time.