Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters
Source: bought it new
Very flimsy. Not worth buying.
- Poor quality
- Not durable
The stitching busted on mine after 3 tramps — the stitching holding the elastic on came away and the under boot strap came away as well. The nylon lower fabric is not tough enough to come with rocks — mine already have holes in them.
Price Paid: $29
I had some Mother Karen gaiters years ago, which had a waterproof bottom and a breatheable top. They were perfect for cross country skiing or for hiking in wet brush. Well, they wore out eventually, and I didn't buy any gaiters for a long time.
I now have the Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters. They also have waterproof nylon over the boot part, and breathable nylon up to the knees. The nylon they're made of is a bit sturdier than my old gaiters. The tie under the boot instep is made of flat nylon, which you tie to two grommets. Probably more sturdy than the tie on the Mother Karen's gaiter, which was stiffened nylon with a plastic clamp, but harder to adjust on the fly. The Mother Karen's closed with a zipper on the outside of the leg; there was a left and a right. This one has a Velcro closure.
The gaiters worked fine the first time I tried them (Minneapolis has a foot of snow now), but might not be as durable as my old ones in the long haul.
All in all, a good gaiter for the money.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters are durable and breathable with traditional packcloth construction and a no-bulk design. Pair these lightweight gaiters with hiking boots or cross-country ski boots to keep rocks, dirt and light snow from finding its way into your footwear.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Keep snow, mud, and other trail debris out of your boots with the Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Packcloth Gaiter. The Rocky Mountain High is a basic design that gets the job done without any unnecessary frills-just tough, breathable fabric securely attached to your boots.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Outdoor Research Men's Rocky Mountain High Gaiters DECENT FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Men's Rocky Mountain High Gaiters Breathable, uncoated 8 oz pack cloth upper Water-resistant, coated 8 oz pack cloth lower Strap and cam buckle top closure 1in.- Wide front closure Bottom shear tab secures front closure Elastic bottom edge Double-riveted boot lace hook Hypalon instep strap The SPECS of the Outdoor Research Men's Rocky Mountain High Gaiters Weight: L, per pair: 6.8 oz / 193 g Fabric: 100% nylon This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
The durable, traditional packcloth construction and a no-bulk design of the Rocky Mountain High Gaiters is all you need for solid all-season performance. Pair these lightweight gaiters with hiking boots or cross-country ski boots to keep rocks, dirt and light snow from finding its way into your footwear.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version