What to wear in and around campsite
Backpacking, I don't usually take anything else. I wear Inov8 Terrrocs which are quite light anyhow - I wear polybags over dry socks or sealskinz with them again if I need to walk anywhere far .
Generally I try to go barefoot if warm enough, and just wipe off my feet if mucky before getting into tent again. I have occasionally taken croc copies or sandals, and probably would take crocs if doing a long trip now.
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This comes up regularly on BPL and suggestions are 'varied'...
There is the option of huaraches - not sure if there is a UK site?
Or you might wish to look like a complete tosser in Sprint Aquatics at 52g...
Will have to decide what you want out of this I guess - is it purely very short distance camp site duty? Or sane enough to use in pubs/B&B's etc at need? Or even, in extremis, potential back up footwear for a day or two?
Inov8 recolites would do all of that at ~200g/shoe and an awful lot less bulky than crocs. The Salomon things similar, unsure if you could get them quite tight enough for proper walking.
Can go lighter of course - the lightest inov8 shoe currently seems to be 150g/shoe, although 160g/shoe for the lightest X talon. Or Saucony's hattori (~125g), those Merell foot gloves etc. These are all rather pricy for the use but would do everything.
Or if just round camp stuff like the integral design hot socs that ultralight outdoors gear have.
Or plenty of very light things from the BPL folk above
These are 118g for a UK size 10.
Sole is good enough to walk a fair way in too.
LHOON wrote (see)
sneakers have no place on the hills
But that's just my sneakery opinion
lentenrose wrote (see)
hi lhoon----i have seen your pictures of you and your hiking and camping gear and i admire your strength in carrying it-----i couldn t manage it----so "sneakers" for me----regards lr
That's funny - was about to post similarmyself, as I'm getting uneasy about the total reliance on one pair of boots and nothing else on remote trips. Heard a nasty story of someone who lost a boot on a river crossing, I think. Hobbled out for days in a makeshift 'boot' using a crampon, covered by gaiters. How bad is that???
I had a similar thread two - three years ago, nearly got something then, but opted for trust and care. But next trip could see me many days from a road, so the issue is there again.
Lemming, the Sockwas look useful - do you have any?
I like the look of the very light Inov-8s, but the most suitable is bright red - I couldn't!
Ah - thanks Mole. Are they of a shoe type, and would withstand river crossings?
We could never be seen out together in matching fake crocs, could we?
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