Gore Tex sock fail…
I have the same pair, they work perfectly with trousers over the top. Water will of course run down your leg into the sock as there is no seal between the skin (in your case tattooed)and the sock.
I guess that the making of this video was a little impulsive on your part. Sometimes help to think a little before taking such action. I don’t believe its the failure of the socks, its more like the failure of the user to apply adequate common sense with their use. Maybe make a video about that 😀Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
Cheap neoprene socks. Or nookie titanium neoprene socks. Cheap ones from a few pounds.
Mtbing you feet and legs get very wet. Accept it and work out how to stay warm. When there is surface water road riding I find the same.
Unless it is properly cold I find wool and thin hiking socks to be a good solution.Posted 4 years ago
chief9000 – Member
I don’t believe its the failure of the socks, its more like the failure of the user to apply adequate common sense with their use.
Meanwhile, a competitor’s product doesn’t have the same product, so the user error excuse doesn’t really hold up.Posted 4 years agoMattbikeSubscriber
I have both the goretex socks and sealskinz. My sealskinz fill up with water. Not had problems with the goretex only that they are not hugely breathable. This has only happened in heavy rain. Trousers over the tops help. There’s also something to be said for the wetsuit affect where the sock trap a layer of water inside between the skin and sock which remains warm. Not sure whether they are designed this way. But they are better than normal socks in the cold and wet.Posted 4 years agojohnellisonMember
Sealskinz work very well. Not perfect, but about a million times better than no sealskinz.
No experience of Goretex’s own version but I don’t venture out off-road (or even on foot) in winter without my SealSkinz.
I’ve tried the Lite and Mid Lite versions. The Lites aren’t up to much but my calf-length Mid Lites are the dog’s dangly bits.
And if you do get water in them (which is 99 times out of 100 due to going over the top of them) the “wetsuit” effect kicks in fairly quickly.Posted 4 years agoTooTallMember
OP – what were you expecting – magic socks?Posted 4 years ago
An hour in the rain with water running down your legs and into a waterproof sock and I’d expect the result you got. Do you have any other cutting consumer advice videos to share, such as the ‘tyre with puncture let in air’ fail?dan1980Member
In preparation for an upcoming operation, I bought one of these, and can confirm that after 15 minutes of messing about in the shower, or after half an hour soaking in the bath, my leg/foot inside the “sock” remained completely dry.
I wonder if sealskinz/gore could modify their socks with a little neoprene to fix the big leaky hole issue.Posted 4 years ago
Some mixed responses then…Posted 4 years ago
As for it being impulsive, not really as I had 15 miles of feet getting cold as the water built up around them to think about my opinion of the product.
For all the ‘oh there’s a hole in the top of course they let water in’ comments; do you not think it’s a little poor on the behalf of the manufacturer to market a sock as waterproof, and then it not be in use?mduncombeMember
For all the ‘oh there’s a hole in the top of course they let water in’ comments; do you not think it’s a little poor on the behalf of the manufacturer to market a sock as waterproof, and then it not be in use?
A little naive maybe…
the material will be waterproof, just like a waterproof jacket is, just like waterproof boots are. Perhaps you should look at wearing a kayaking drysuit and they are not immune to leaks through the bits your body has to go through!
the water is running down your legs, wear over trousers and you wont have a problem (not so much anyway). Nothing wrong with the product or the manufacturers description just the application.Posted 4 years ago
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