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[at-l] Gore Tex Boots

Lot's of conflicting opinions on this one.

My take is sort of like the old joke, "How do you know your pack is
waterproof?  When two hours after a storm you still have a quart of water in
the bottom."

I think GT lined boots keep more water in than out.  Others think they are


----- Original Message -----
From: t. <tjfort@netdoor.com>
To: atl <at-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 3:31 PM
Subject: [at-l] Gore Tex Boots

> Last night was boot cleaning night.  saddle soap abound.   (water
> proofing is tonight) I have several leather shoes/boots.  Some leather
> only.  Some with Goretex.  My hiking boots have GT.  My work/hunting
> boots don't.    Just what is the big deal with Goretex?  Is it really
> worth it?  or does it shorten the usable life of the boot?  With a
> leather only boot, if you keep it well cleaned and oiled, and,
> waterproofed, and take care of it  ...  Can you get just as much
> satisfaction out of it???
> what'cha think?
> t.
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