We’re slowly emerging from the glacial grip of an Arctic freeze, here in the Northeast, and everyone’s thoughts are still on the business of staying warm. The Waterproof Socks you see above might not be extra useful when everything is frozen solid, but freezing-point temperatures are around the corner, and getting your feet immersed in slush (aka slurry, or whatever you guys call it) is a quick way to get your toes nice and frosted. If you really, really don’t want to get your feet cold, you’re going to want this:
These are the fleece-lined waterproof socks that keep extremities dry and warm down to temperatures as low as -30º F. Used by the U.S. military, the socks have an outer layer of nylon/Lycra for durability and a comfortable stretch fit, a waterproof middle layer, and an inner layer of expedition-weight, double-velour Polartec® fleece that wicks away moisture. Pressure tested to ensure against leaks.
It’s $55 for the pair, which is exorbitant. But we suspect that at that price, they probably work better than wrapping your feet in Ziplock bags.