The Nanoks arrived today

Posted by @ 11:58 am on Wednesday 17th January, 2007.
Categories: Shiny new kit

More kit! 🙂

They're nice and warm, lightweight and they pack down quite small - in the supplied stuffsack they measure about 3" square x 6" long, but they can be compressed to something resembling a bulging 3" cube (although in reality they'll live at the bottom of the sleeping bag and hence get compressed with it). They are an unusual fit - the elasticated top is at mid-calf height, so they feel like they need to be pulled up more, but in reality they want to fall down to ankle-height. It's no problem, though, because I fold them down to the ankle anyway. I like the fact that they don't bind on the inside of the sleeping bag because they don't have the dot-grip or rubber soles that so many hut/bothy/tent booties tend to have.

I reckon that I'll be happy with them. In an uncharacteristic fit of generosity I got a pair for SWMBO as well, so that she's got no excuse for stealing mine.

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