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1/29/2012 3:47 PM
 

Folks:

      Greetings from North Idaho.  I need a pair of snow gaiters for hiking/hunting/woods bumming.  I tried an XL set of REI gaiters at one of their stores and they were about two inches too small (I did a lot of weight lifting and have over developed calves).  I wear either Danners or Asolo boots, size 12 or 13.  Any suggestions?

     My B'day gift (about a month a way) is one of the Kit Bags.  Very cool idea and a great website.  Thanks in advance.

                                                

 
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1/29/2012 4:29 PM
 

Welcome!

the Outdoor Research Expedition Crocodiles are sized to go over plastic double boots and heavily insulated pants. They'll be big enough around for you:

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/or-gear/gaiters/expedition/expedition-crocodiles.html


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1/29/2012 11:28 PM
 

I have used the OR military Expedition Croc gaiters for several years.  I wear boot sizes from 13-14, depending on the manufacturer.  I use the OR mil Exp Croc gaiters with insulated boots.   I use mine with various layers of insulation, with room to spare( I am not a small person).   Mine were made in the US, and fit and work fine.  OR mil(including the mil Exp Croc gaiters) has sizes up to XXL, which they list as fitting sizes from 12-15.  YMMV.

Here's a web address for the OR Military line:

http://military.outdoorresearch.com/gov/or-gear/gaiters.html

Please report back what you do, and how what you do works.

112Papa

 
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1/30/2012 9:30 PM
 

Gents:

     Thanks for the advice.  I'll order up a set and let you know how they work out.  Again, many thanks.

 
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2/28/2012 8:26 AM
 

112Papa wrote

I have used the OR military Expedition Croc gaiters for several years.  I wear boot sizes from 13-14, depending on the manufacturer.  I use the OR mil Exp Croc gaiters with insulated boots.   I use mine with various layers of insulation, with room to spare( I am not a small person).   Mine were made in the US, and fit and work fine.  OR mil(including the mil Exp Croc gaiters) has sizes up to XXL, which they list as fitting sizes from 12-15.  YMMV.

Here's a web address for the OR Military line:

http://military.outdoorresearch.com/gov/or-gear/gaiters.html

Please report back what you do, and how what you do works.

112Papa

 

Darn looks like they pulled the page. Atleast for me, I can no longer access their military gear line via their website.

 
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2/29/2012 3:34 AM
 

Try this one.

 
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2/29/2012 8:16 AM
 

Also, OTTE gear has some gaiters.  We've had success with some of their gear.

 
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2/29/2012 8:24 AM
 

Timateo wrote

Try this one.

 

Thanks for the link,  but for me it just shows their commerical gaiters in black or red black. I'm looking for their USMC Crocs in coyote.

 
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2/29/2012 7:48 PM
 

gunn wrote

 Timateo wrote

 

Try this one.

 

 

Thanks for the link,  but for me it just shows their commerical gaiters in black or red black. I'm looking for their USMC Crocs in coyote.

Have you tried U.S. Cavalry?

 
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3/4/2012 1:32 PM
 

112Papa wrote

Also, OTTE gear has some gaiters.  We've had success with some of their gear.

 

Thanks 112Papa  I placed an order with OTTE.

 
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3/4/2012 7:59 PM
 

Sir Gunn,

Most welcome.

Please report back on your experiences and impressions.

Best,

112Papa

 
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3/25/2012 4:06 PM
 

You want the best cheapest gaiters you can find, try a pair of Swiss Army Wool Gaiters:

http://www.swisslink.com/products/footwear_handwear/new_swiss_army_wool_gaiters_w_zipper-6-48/

You won't believe how they protect you and how they breathe! The link is only for informational purpose as you might even be able to find them cheaper.

They'll outperform any Goretex model you can think of!

 
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3/25/2012 6:58 PM
 

I own a pair and recommend them to anyone who isn’t overly concerned about either 1) weight or 2) tears brought on by crampons.


 
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3/26/2012 8:56 AM
 

Those are pretty dang cool.


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3/26/2012 2:00 PM
 

scothill wrote

Those are pretty dang cool.

Yeah, the pair I was sent don’t have a zipper which I actually like. They were/are the first pair of gaiters I’ve ever owned so I was under the impression that that was the norm for a while.

They have a soft shell–like treatment so they aren’t totally silent (it gives them some structure, though) but they’re definitely quieter than nylon so that might be of interests to hunters.

 
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3/26/2012 3:59 PM
 

scothill wrote
 

Those are pretty dang cool.

You should really try a pair... I'm sure you would be impressed for the price.

Timateo wrote
Yeah, the pair I was sent don’t have a zipper which I actually like. They were/are the first pair of gaiters I’ve ever owned so I was under the impression that that was the norm for a while.

They have a soft shell–like treatment so they aren’t totally silent (it gives them some structure, though) but they’re definitely quieter than nylon so that might be of interests to hunters.

Old gen don't have zippers, new gen do... I have a pair of both... The one without zippers are great for dayhike when you don't camp... But the one with zippers are really great for hiking. Why I have both? Well in the Swiss surplus you get the 1st gen for around $5 and the 2nd gen for around $10...

And it's better than softshell... It's waxed felted wool! They're nearly undestructible!

 
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12/3/2014 11:59 PM
 

 I have used these snow gaiters for several years & I am quite happy with them.

 

 

 
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12/4/2014 6:21 AM
 
I have two pair of the Otter Gear gaiters and like them a lot, but they do not fit overtop plastic ski boots very well.  I have fixed that by fabbing up elastic extenders by sewing a strip of green elastic webbing to two strips of hook and loop on either side of the elastic strip to marry up with the velcro on the gaiter.  This allows the gaiter to expand properly and fit over the big buckles on plastic ski boots.

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