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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2012
I'd never heard of gaiters before so these are my first. The foxtails were getting crazy at the open space I take my dogs to and every day I was pulling them from my socks, the top of my shoes, and the bottom of my pants. At one point, I even taped plastic bags around my ankles in order to provide some sort of protection. Somebody on Facebook saw my picture and recommended gaiters. The price on these seemed right so I gave it a try.

LOVE THEM! They're lightweight and I think they look quite nice, even stylish. They're kind of a hassle to put on due to all tabs and buckles but I think all those little extras help to make them better than the other gaiters you might find. I wear a size 7 shoe, which falls right in the middle of a S and a M of these gaiters. So I opted for the M and at first I thought I had purchased too big. While they might be a bigger than I really need, in the end, that really works out for me because they're big enough that I can just keep them on my shoes. There's enough room for me to stick my arm down so I can hold the tongue of my shoe up to put my foot in. Since I wear these twice a day, it takes away the hassle of having to strap the gaiters in and take them off repeatedly.

These work great for foxtails and when the rainy season comes, I'll also have protection from the mud that seems to accumulate around the bottom of my pants. A great investment.

Only cons are that the strap that goes under the shoe is not replaceable (Outdoor Research makes another model that do have replaceable straps) and that I would prefer a zipper opening instead of velcro just because it seems like a zipper would be easier to open and close.

Outdoor Research makes another model of gaiters called Bug-Out that has a type of chemical that discourages bugs from crawling up your leg. I learned about those gaiters after already purchasing these. Next time we go on our road trip to tick-infested country, I'm going to spray these gaiters with tick repellent and I think they'll do a great job of keeping ticks off.

UPDATE: I've owned these gaiters for about 2 months and the straps on both shoes have torn. I don't blame the gaiters for their short life though because the straps are meant to fit under the groove of your outer soles. Unfortunately, my main walking shoes don't have grooves in the soles. SEE PICTURE. And my spare shoes do have grooves, but the gaiters are sized too big for them and the straps don't align with the grooves. That means that with every step, I am actually stepping down onto those straps. I've worn these gaiters every day since getting them, on average 1.5-2 hrs per day on rocky, gravelly terrain so it's not surprising the straps are shot.

I tried to sew the torn pieces of the straps together but a few weeks later, they tore again. So I installed some plastic KAMsnaps to my shoes as well as the gaiters and now I don't have to worry about the straps. The snaps also make the gaiters easier to put on and take off. I will probably also snap new straps onto the gaiters so that I can easily & quickly transfer them onto other shoes. Those straps will wear out as well, but it'll just take me a few seconds to install snaps to new ones. I intend to use whatever material I already have for the straps (elastic, denier, etc), so that's also a lot cheaper than buying replacement snaps from Outdoor Research.

Also, the gaiters have lost their stiffness and tend to bunch around my lower calves now. I'm sure I can minimize that by tightening the buckle at the lip. But since I wear these gaiters so often, it's easier for me to keep it loose so I can stick my arm through it to put on my shoe. Once the weather turns wet, I'll probably have to tighten them to prevent rain from getting in but for now, as foxtail protection, they're fine even bunched down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 13, 2012
Very well made, quality workmanship, I will buy another pair. I called Outdoor Research company before buying these gaiters so I would get the right size. The medium women's fit perfect, for a female of 5'5" and 130 lbs, with slim build. The gaiters measured 16" high and have a fully closed front, using a long,vertical, continuous piece of very strong black velcro. The top has a tough strap run through a hem that can be gathered to fit--like a drawstring--above the calf, just below the knee, then cinched firmly in a quick clamp-like buckle. I tucked the end of the strap into the top of the front velcro. The gaiters never slid down my jeans or shifted around while working for 3 hours pruning, walking, dragging brush uphill to stack, stooping over, and reaching up for dead branches. The strap underneath the boot that comes down each side is sturdy, and easy to adjust to my boots, which are Wellco, model#87500-007, combat boots in men's size 8 regular. (I wear a women's size 10, but hard to find a woman's boot that is tough for outdoor work). This boot is almost the same style as shown in the amazon/outdoor research ad, so the strap stays securely in front of the heel. If you don't have a defined heel, it may not stay in place as well. I am clearing a lot of branches and brush in an area with lots of weed stickers and fox-tails. Without these gaiters, it took almost an hour to clean my boots,laces and socks from those stickers, and the socks and shoe laces still had pieces of weeds that wouldn't come out, so had to be thrown away. It is hard enough to work in the summer heat, without the painful digs of weeds and debris that work into boots and socks. It was a real relief to walk without that discomfort, and at the end of the day I had nothing to clean off my socks, laces or boots. The gaiters are mainly a fabric like rip-stop nylon, that shed everything, nothing clung to it. In 95 degree heat, they did not add any more heat to my legs,ankles or feet, and there was only perspiration where my jeans overlapped into gathers under the top strap around the leg. The bottom front hook stayed in my lowest shoelace. The bottom hem is gathered with elastic, which stayed in place below my laces and all around the lower part of my boots. Fantastic addition to my outdoor "tools", I got a lot more done wearing them, and won't want to work without them in the weeds, grass or heavy brush. I can imagine they are even better protection working outdoors when the winter rains come. HIGHLY recommend!! I plan to get another pair. The Outdoor Research W Rocky Mountain High Gaiters stands for Women's, and the Outdoor Research M stands for Men's, something that the company rep told me when I asked if they were different models with different features. The women's model has a pale gray, embroidered flower-like emblem on the side as shown in the photo.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2013
These kept my legs dry despite cross country skiing and snow shoeing in deep snow. Easy to get on and take off.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2014
I used these while snowshoeing and found them easy to wear and use. They were sized perfectly! I would recommend these gaiters for any outdoor activity that required walking (or skiing!) in snow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2013
Hind sight 20-20. I bought these AFTER I got bitten by a non-poisonous snake because I practically stepped on him walking through some high grass. So yes, I like these.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2013
These were awesome! My husband and I both wore them in knee deep snow. Boots and jeans stayed dry during the whole time.
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on January 8, 2013
My daughter requested these gaiters for snowshoeing, which she does on a regular basis. She wore these on a recent snowshoeing trip and reports they kept her legs dry and warm.
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on August 5, 2012
I made a mistake in ordering this product in the wrong size. I ordered the large and needed a small. I am 5'9'' and a size 4. However these gaiters are well made.
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on February 25, 2013
Just the other day my husband said how glad he is he got these gaiters - that they do just what he wanted. This from a man who expects perfection!
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on January 3, 2014
To hike on snow hiking trail, I don't have to wear snow pants instead of high gaiters.
Light weight to carry and helpful for hikers.
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