How Much Thinsulate Do You Need In Your Footwear?

Thinsulate In Work Boots

Thinsulate is a microfiber material that insulates even when damp, and dries quickly. It’s used in gloves, jackets, footwear and other clothes in different thicknesses.

Measured in grams (per square meter), you have quite a choice at of weights at our Working Persons’s Store. We prefer you to be a little on the cautious side when it comes to manufacturerer’s recommendations, and, of course, “your mileage may vary.” We also feel that insulated footwear should be one of your warmer purchases, as it’s easier to layer things like jackets and sweatshirts comfortably. So we carry a heck of a lot of Insulated Boots with this material.

200 grams of Thinsulate should do you fine in a boot if you’re going to be active on a cool Fall day. (We have plenty of these, like the Wolverine 3719, for example.)

If you’re going to be tramping through snow, perhaps hiking or stalking big game, you’ll probably be better off with something like a 600 gram weight (a Danner 6000 might be a choice here).

When you’re thinking extreme, perhaps below-zero temperature, cold, or less activity (like waiting in a tree blind or standing watch), consider around 1000 grams of Thinsulate as a good bet (try Rocky 9275).

3 Responses to “How Much Thinsulate Do You Need In Your Footwear?”

  1. joe January 11, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    my feet sweat in 800 grams of thinsulate boots should I down size to 400 or 600 grams of thinsulate………..boy I need help I do a lot of ice fishing

    • Brandy Bohm January 15, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

      Hi Joe,

      I would suggest switching to 400 grams and then on those super cold days you should wear some nice thick, preferably wool, socks! Hope this helps.

  2. brian November 15, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    While in a tree stand I wear liner, 2 pr wool sock under 1200gm boots at 20 deg. My toes r still cold. Suggestions?

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