Outdoor Research Bug Out Gaiters
$40.37 - $47.00
- 100% nylon
- Instep Strap
- Insect Shield Repels Bugs
- Elastic Top and Bottom Edges
- Reinforced Boot Lace Hook
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Bug Out Gaiters use Insect Shield to help protect against mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects, including those that can carry disease. Durable and ruggedly built, these gaiters are ideal for hiking and backpacking wherever hungry insects live.
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Top Customer Reviews
I combined these with Columbia bug pants, Columbia Mesh bug jacket, a mesh head net and long cuff Youngstown gloves and I was bug free while working in the deep NH woods during the spring and early summer.
Wears very well, I will tuck them in a one gallon ziplock bag (to keep the peratim bug repellant active and they will be all set to go for next spring.
This item did three important things for me: 1) It didn't let rocks or sand in my Danner Crater Rim Boots (size 11) during the whole 24 mile hike, 2) I didn't find any ticks on my legs or anywhere else, though I found one on my hand, and 3) The gaiters held together very well and fitment on my boot and lower-middle calf stayed put most of the hike.
A few mentions: This was the first time I ever used gaiters. I hiked through brush and tall grass in the bluffs...no ticks. These things did get drenched in sweat, but my lower legs didn't notice it. I washed them and they cleaned up nice. No cinch cord at the top of the gaiters and they moved a little low a few times, but no big deal. The gaiters aren't very tall, but considering they generate a little heat, this may be a good thing. Lastly, I tucked my pants into my socks to help prevent ticks from getting under my pants. I faced no rain and only coastal drizzle. My feet stayed dry, though that is probably credit to my boots.
My experience was superb and I won't hesitate to use these again in an area with a high tick concentration or poison oak at mid calf level : ) My take out order is ready and I got to get some coffee. Now go tackle that hike you're so scared of getting ticks from.
I purchased the men's Medium and the under-boot strap extended enough to fit around my largest-imaginable Women's size 8W boot. In my dreams the rise would be a little higher on the calf, but that is, perhaps, my dread of deer ticks talking, and hopefully, in reality, won't be an issue. So far, so good.
Also, I would totally like to know what these gaiters are impregnated with. How toxic is it? Should I touch with my bare hands? Guess I need to research because the description doesn't say. That is where they lose a star on my otherwise happy review.
Comfort-wise the are great. I don't notice that I am wearing them until many hours on. Because they sag down (unlike the photo), I feel like a WWI Dough Boy.