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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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I have been thinking about replacing the felt liners in my LaCrosse Iceman Pac Boots. The felt liner is 9mm. I have read this is roughly equivalent to 800 grams of Thinsulate. Is there a replacement liner that has better insulating properties then felt?
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I have been thinking about replacement lines for my Iceman Pac Boots. My LaCrosse Pac Boots have become a good investment. It is nice not to be suffering from cold, wet feet. I do not know if the King Ice replacement liners are better then the felt liners.

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I recommend getting two pairs of liners. One pair can completely dry while you use the other.

There are few improvements from the regular felt liner. I have a pair of Kamik Fleece and Thinsulate liners that work well and are probably better than the felt liners but they also cost three times as much. The Texel liners work as well as the felt ones but I can't really say they work better. One interesting thing about the design of the Texel liners with the poly fleece fringe on the top; Texel liners do work better than felt liners at wicking moisture away from the foot and the fringe helps dissipate that moisture. My buddy was walking around one cold day and you cold see the ice forming on the fringe as the moisture was wicked up to it.

I have a pair of Arctic double wide Steger Mukluks which just use a regular 9mm felt liner with a 9mm felt insole. They are the warmest boots I own.

The key is finding the balance between having enough room in your pacs to not restrict foot circulation and having a fit that allows walking without sliding around inside the boots.

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At work they have some WIGGIES porducts mainly tents and sleeping bags
I once bought a set ther sun walker liners, they are great at wicking the moisture away, the problem is I had pack boots that dont breathe.
I wear pack boots all winter, Im a maintenance guy in Arctic NW Alaska and wear them as oftin as regular boots in summer, I have Bunny Boots as well but only wear them snowmobileing or when Im standing in one place for extended periods Like working on a gas pump out doors, hydroflushing a sewer line, they suck to walk any distance in.
I travel with spare set of pack boots in a old army duffle I trash bag the boots and "2 sets" of liners and insoles as well as 3 sets of socks, dry ziplocked kitchen hand towel or washcloth.
Ive found that trimming a sub-insole of reflective insulation helps (REFLECTEX) or some closed cell foam sheeting like used in packing computer boxes helps these I place in the boot first then place the thick felt insole then the felt boot liner, when operating on frozzen ground I found a insulative barrier between your sole and the bottom your foot isant all that much in the early days of my learning curve I used to wear just boot liners in my old Sorrell Caribou packs I'd pull off my boots feeling bushed and attempt to pull the liners to dry only to discover they'd froze to the boot sole, always keep your feet dry, a wet/cold boot sucks the energy right out of you. swap out socks 3 times a day, if your working a full shift outdoors swap liners at lunch, if you wear bunny boots you can get swamp foot so swap dry scoks as well, use a dry washcloth to swab moisture from the insides before you drive in your dry socked foot in a wet boot otherwise your prewetting your sock before thye do any good.
Ive tried all sorts of socks, in the end my favorites are Fox River brand "style 8259 boot socks" (44%merino wool/44%polypropylene/11%Nylon/1% spandex) my fave for the last six years.
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