Outdoor Products Threshold Trailstar Gaiter

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A good inexpensive gaiter that provides dirt and snow…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Summary

A good inexpensive gaiter that provides dirt and snow protection for your shoes. Water resistant to an extent.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to put on

Cons

  • Poor zipper quality
  • Not good for low cut shoes or trailrunners

Not wanting to spend too much money for a pair of gaiters, I was glad to find the Threshold Trailstar Gaiter.  However, inexpensive doesn't always mean quality.

While these gaiters were easy to put on, I found the zippers constantly came undone when cinched tight. I did find a way to prevent the zippers from opening and this improved the comfort and stability of the product.

These gaiters did have good adjustments points to ensure a good fit. However I did experience a failure on the bottom portion, again the zipper opened and cause the stitching to come undone. It was easily fixed but this failure caused grit and ice to enter my shoe.

Aside from the zipper, the gaiters did perform well. They were water resistant to an extent and whatever moisture that did soak in did not affect the warmth that this layer provided. I have to say, it performed well enough for deep snow and kept ice and dirt from my shoes when the zippers cooperated.

I would say that paired with mid or high boots, these gaiters would perform really well. However, if wearing trailrunners or low cut hiking shoes, I would suggest going with a different style gaiter.

For the price, this isn't so bad. The zipper failure was an easy fix and the product still worked.

Photo below shows the gaiters in use on calf-deep snow.
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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

One size fits shoe sizes 13 - 3.Durable 420 denier packcloth nylon. Waterproofed with a urethane coating. Heavy-duty elastic at foot and ankle. Smooth-action YKK zipper. Rust-proof spur grommets for attaching instep cord. Boot lace hook for securing gaiter. Top drawstring and easy grip zipper pull. Weight: 5 oz. Import.

- Campmor

Outdoor Products Threshold Trailstar Gaiter

Discontinued

The Threshold Trailstar Gaiter has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$13.99

The Outdoor Products Threshold Trailstar Gaiter is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen September 30, 2011 at Campmor.

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