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Outdoor Research M's Crocodiles Gaiters

4.5 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
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Price: $74.90 - $79.99
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they protected me and my boots perfectly and the hook ensured they stay in place.
They fit well and are easy to wash off after mudding through the wet trails.
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  • synthetic
  • Waterproof/breathable 3-layer 70D Taslan GORE-TEX fabric leg section with 1000D Cordura boot section, lined with coated 8 oz. packcloth
  • 3/4-inch wide webbing and cam buckle top closure, 2-inch wide hook/loop front closure, double-needle stitching on hook/loop front closure, and hook/loop shear tab at bottom of front closure prevents separation
  • Double-riveted boot lace hook
  • Field-replaceable, urethane-coated nylon instep strap

Product Description

Like their namesakes, Crocs have been around forever. The instep strap is replaceable, and an additional tab holds the front opening down, but otherwise they remain unchanged. The fitted design and durable, waterproof fabrics are as effective now as ever.

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  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004MW46QG
  • Item model number: 615-Ms Gaiters C/S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,415 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Size: XX-LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
Gaiters in general:
It's important to keep the bottom of your pants dry (and of course the dreaded wicking upwards); it's apparent when you go hiking with your friends and they all end up with wet pants (whether walking in the [well below freezing temp] snow or wet brush). Thick (and durable) and breathable gaiters help with versatility for both winter and wet spring/fall.

Thoughts on (Outdoor Research) models:
These "crocodiles" have the extra weight fabric, wider velcro seam, and an extra velcro tab at the front base, which totally helps to keep the velco seam from unraveling; and, comes in an XXL size--over their "verglas" counterpart. The "expedition crocodiles" would just be a heavier step up (fabric wise).

Thoughts on sizing:
XXL fits 12-15 boot size (or euro 46-50), as opposed to XL, which fits 10-13 or euro 43-47--I bought the XXL for my size 13 (or euro 47)--could be a bit snugger in the leg area, especially the top closure that I seem to have fully tightened and the leg area seems just a tad baggy (which I could use the wide velco seem for adjustments: over lapping the seam a bit, but don't want to have that non-battened edge that could get opened by snow build-up; i.e. perhaps your choice of sizing would be better influenced by your perception of your leg size, and I would suggest *NOT* oversizing as you can always give slack in the underbelt and under lap the wide velco seam and have the bottom wrap higher on your boot (assuming you are using boots and not hiking shoes)).

Bottom line:
LOVE THEM!
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I've owned OR Crocodiles for years and have never had even the slightless issue. They are completely bombproof. The strap underfoot is incredibly durable and the hook and loop closure provides a tight, custom fit. I've worn these on winter slogs, spring mud stomping, wading across streams in the Adirondack mountains, hiking in the rain and they have always kept me warm and dry regardless of the weather or conditions.
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Size: XX-LargeColor: Chili/Black Verified Purchase
I live in a country in Asia where during a certain period of the year, it rains cats and dogs almost everyday. I'm 6'1" and am considered big in my country or most parts of Asia and hence the things I need to use will be bigger in most cases, including umbrellas. I don't enjoy carrying an umbrella, and foldable ones are too small to use so I relied on a poncho. The poncho protects me everywhere except the sleeves of my pants. It rained so heavily that the inside of my boots were completely drenched and I literally poured water out of my boots.

Initially I was looking at waterproof pants but it wasn't easy looking for one that can fit me wearing my jeans and I happened to chance on gaiters. I've never heard of gaiters before simply because the topic never came up in any conversations I had with anyone and no one locally uses it since we don't experience snow. I chose gaiters in the end because its easier and less awkward to put on gaiters at the bus stop than pants.

I finally settled on Outdoor Research M's Crocodiles gaiters simply because its one of the few that comes in XXL across brands. My huge calves both measure around 21.5" and these pair of gaiters supposedly fit up to 22". Putting them on , it looked a bit awkward as some of the Velcro material is still exposed which could mean that either that it doesn't fit up to 22" or I just don't know how to put it on. I can't ask anyone but I try my best to cover as much of the Velcro as i can and though when I put it on, it doesn't look like in the picture, it still covers majority of the Velcro and works extremely well against water.

I tested it in the shower with my boots and was amazed that the water beads up and falls to the ground.
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Got the size according to my shoes size. I wear a size 10.5 shoe, so I got the Large gaiter. I can fit my entire fist in them when velcroed together. I just got off the phone with Outdoor Research and the representative told me the circumference of the top when laid out: L = 20&1/4", M = 19", and S = 18". These measurements do not take into account the the velcro overlaps 1&1/2" when secured. Great quality, wish these specs where included in the item info. Outdoor Research also guarantees these for infinity (their words, not mine).
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Size: X-LargeColor: Black Verified Purchase
I am a shoe size 12US and am 6'2" and 242lbs. I ordered the Xlarge and am glad I did. These fit super snug around my mountaineering boots and fit well over crampons also. The top closures lack needed tightening space. This is easily remedied with multiple layers of pants. The material is of good quality. As for their functionality I have yet to use them in the ice so that is a story for later.
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These rather expensive gaiters did not live up to my expectations. They are stylish and use good materials but their construction has problems. I used them in a recent weekend trip only to discover that the snow is pushed upward and inside between the gaiter and the side of the boots. All my previous gaiters used elastic at the bottom in order to secure a good fit between the gaiter cloth and the boots, whereas this model relies in a perfect fit. Such perfect fit is hard to obtain also due to the natural arching of the boots on their inside.
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