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Mountaineering Boots 17-Jun-2004 At 12:50:20 PM gemmaw
I am no gore-tex fiend but I reckon my mteering boots with gore-tex have been excellent, dry and comfortable and still cheaper than plastics. Okay, maybe they won't last as long as plastics, but living in Australia how often do you go mountaineering? I wouldn't get overseas for mteerring more than once every 2 years and I'd rather have dry, warm feet and a versatile boot that have a shorter lifespan.

I certainly wouldn't get a gore-tex lined boot for hiking as I've seen how quickly they can wear out with constant use.

My experience with leathers without Gore-tex is after days in snow/rock etc no amount of waxing prevents water eventually soaking through. Even with waterproof socks the leather is wet and the heat gets sucked from your feet.

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