Discussion in 'Northeast' started by meatloaf, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. meatloaf

    meatloaf Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    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)
  2. dudeman

    dudeman Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2011
    but you don't want to spend alot, right?

  3. wave1rider65

    wave1rider65 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2009

    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.
  4. es-dot

    es-dot Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2013
    rip curl flashbomb warm and dry somewhat quick
  5. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    My 5mm xcel drylocks are nice and really warm but stay fairly wet all winter; I usually surf a few times a week though.
  6. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    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.
  7. RIsurfer

    RIsurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    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. Alvin

    Alvin Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2009
    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.
  9. wave.dave

    wave.dave Active Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    Infinity Drylock 5mm work in New Hampshire. Boot dryer on no-heat dries them in about 3 hours (shake out excess water first).
  10. tibu35

    tibu35 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I have patagonia R5....they are awesome, but not cheap....100 bucks or so
  11. wavesliderac

    wavesliderac Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2012
    love my 7mil flashbombs. costly though.
  12. arby

    arby Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2012
    gotta go with patagonia. expensive to buy, but if you buy them to start you'll save money because once you own any patagonia accessory (gloves/boots/hood) you'll love them and start replacing your other brands.