Mountain Hardwear Nut Shell High Gaiter
Price Paid: $30
I've had these Gaiters for about two and a half years now.
These are perfect for most outdoor activities and have never failed me whether it is bushwhacking through Seattle's dense vegetation, the wet Snoqualmie pass.
These may not be waterproof but they are more than adequately water resistant and highly breathable.
Also, the construction is of excellent quality and have yet to see any signs of wear.
There are however two negligible cons.
~The fit is rather like a tube, the very basic construction form fitting would not be expected and it does not interfere with there function.
~The instep strap is only a piece of cord, however unless I am walking through snow i usually make it simple and leave it off.
I have never had a problem with Mountain Hardware Products and I find that they meet and exceed the intended purpose.
I also have a pair of Rab Latok Gaiters.
These Gaiters have become a staple to my everyday gear. If these ever wear out I would definitely buy them again.
Simplicity is sometimes better than the complex gadgets.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
A clean, streamlined gaiter for backpacking, hiking, or trekking Constructed out of water-resistant 420D Nylon Packcloth, the Nutshell High Gaiter is a tough, durable all-around option
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
The Mountain Hardwear Nut Shell High Gaiter gives you durable water resistance and protection from rocks, snow, and other trail debris. The Nut Shell features a 420D packcloth shell that's tough, lightweight, and ideally suited for trekking, backpacking or brushy day hikes. A hook-and-loop front closure, an under-arch boot strap, and a front lace hook keep the Nut Shell secure, and a top cinch drawcord seals out snow when you're postholing through late-season drifts.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Mountain Hardwear Nut Shell High Gaiter FEATURES of the Mountain Hardwear Nut Shell High Gaiter Tough 420D packcloth with a waterproof polyurethane coating Protects from rocks, snow, vegetation, dirt and other debris Fits hiking and backpacking boots One-handed, top drawcord cinch Grommet holes for under-arch boot attachment SPECIFICATIONS of the Mountain Hardwear Nut Shell High Gaiter Average Weight: 5 oz / 152 g Height: 15.5in. / 39 cm Body: 420D Packcloth (100% nylon)
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Protect yourself from snow and ice when you're on the trail or playing on the slopes with Mountain Hardwear's waterproof Nut Shell Gaiter. Keep rain, snow, slush, and trail catch-ons from getting into your pants and boots by strapping on this urethane-coated nylon, fastening up the 1 1/2-inch Velcro closure, and cinching up the hem drawcords.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version