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    Booties

    was out today for about and hour or so. only using 3.2 xcel booties (have a small tear in one). anyhow obviously this wont do. what are some good 5/7mm booties? (FAST DRYING TOO)

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    but you don't want to spend alot, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meatloaf View Post
    was out today for about and hour or so. only using 3.2 xcel booties (have a small tear in one). anyhow obviously this wont do. what are some good 5/7mm booties? (FAST DRYING TOO)

    Billabong SG5 7mm Samurai.....Nice and toasty, well made but with something that thick there is no fast drying without a boot/glove dryer which you can get from Harbor Freight Tools.

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    rip curl flashbomb warm and dry somewhat quick

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    My 5mm xcel drylocks are nice and really warm but stay fairly wet all winter; I usually surf a few times a week though.

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    I put mine in a small closet with a dehumidifier after I put a washcloth in it to soak up as much moisture as possible. Then, take out the cloth and let the boots sit in front of the dehumidifier. They're dry by morning.

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    I've got a pair of 3 mil. split toe ripcurl f-bombs more for mid-late spring and fall. I recently also purchased a pair of 5 mil. full toe booties for RI winter at a tag sale for 10 bucks. Great condition, its like they've only been used once. Both my pairs dry pretty fast in front of my woodstove or on my radiator. They're dry by the next day for sure. (The brand on the 5 mils is some non-popular brand I've never even heard of) but they're great overall.

  8. #8
    I love the 7 ml Xcel drylock booties. My feet are toasty all the time and worth the expense. Have to admit it took a few times out to get used to more rubber under my feet. Great idea putting a dry towel inside to bootie to hasten drying.

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    Infinity Drylock 5mm work in New Hampshire. Boot dryer on no-heat dries them in about 3 hours (shake out excess water first).

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    I have patagonia R5....they are awesome, but not cheap....100 bucks or so