Mountain Hardwear Ascent Ventigaiter

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Be careful if buying this product. The gaiter itself…

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Price Paid: £40

Be careful if buying this product. The gaiter itself is very good for mountain wear (I bought it on the strength of a previous pair of MH gaiters that lasted 7 years). But, the new pair lasted only 3 days.

MH seems to have recently changed the buckle, using one that is too flimsy to last on a pair of gaiters. The nib on the buckle is so flimsy that you could bend it with your fingers and it simply won't last. The straps on the gaiters came loose as a result on the third day I wore them.

The gaiters have been replaced under warranty but the replacement ones have the same flimsy buckle.

It's a shame, because MH gear is generally very good.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Hike through slush and snow or over bright glacial caps with the sturdy waterproof and breathable protection of the Ascent Ventigaiters by Mountain Hardwear. Keep moisture at bay with Conduit laminate, and when the sun shines down hot and bright on the glacier, unzip the rollaway panel on the back to allow air in via a mesh insert.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

Enhance your comfort on hot hikes and sunny climbing ascents with the patented mesh panels on the Mountain Hardwear Ascent Ventigaiter. It features a special roll-back fabric panel that covers a mesh panel for unsurpassed ventilation. The upper fabric contains a waterproof and breathable triple-ply Conduit laminate made from hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules that draw moisture away from your boots and socks. The remarkable performance aspect of Conduit is that it accelerates the transfer process as you continue to perspire, keeping you drier and more comfortable than other waterproof and breathable laminates. At the bottom of the gaiter is a replaceable instep strap that can easily be replaced in the field without using special tools.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

Mid-calf ventigaiter with paneled mesh venting, 3-layer Conduita shell for waterproof durability, and stay-put hooks. Gender: Mens Usage: Alpine Climbing / Mountaineering Weight: 0 lbs, 5 oz / 150.00 g a 3-layer Conduit shell a Stay-put lace hook a Roll back panel reveals mesh venting a One-handed, top drawcord cinch a Replaceable urethane boot straps a VelcroA side entry and closure

- Massey's Outfitters refers to the men's version

The Mountain Hardwear Ascent Ventigaiter features Mountain Hardwear's patented roll-back upper panel, which zips open revealing a mesh vent. VELCRO keeps the panel secure, so you can concentrate on climbing. Other Ascent Ventigaiter features include an adjustable front closure, nylon ripstop 3L Conduit upper with durable packcloth lower, and a drawcord upper cinch.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Ascent Ventigaiter (Spring 2008) Avg. Weight: 10 oz.; 300 g. (pair)Usage: Alpine Climbing; Mountaineering Fabric: Upper: Nylon ripstop Lower: 630D Packcloth Laminate: Conduit Features: 3-layer Conduit shell Stay-put lace hook Roll back panel reveals mesh venting One-handed, top drawcord cinch Replaceable urethane boot straps Velcro side entry and closure

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Mountain Hardwear Ascent Ventigaiter


The Ascent Ventigaiter has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$24.95 - $65.00

The Mountain Hardwear Ascent Ventigaiter is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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