Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters

3 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

1

Waterproof enough but TIGHT in the calves. I wear…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $32.99

Summary

Waterproof enough but TIGHT in the calves.

Pros

  • Light weight
  • Durable
  • waterproof

Cons

  • Tight in the calf
  • Not too breathable

I wear these in summer snow on glaciers and on winter trips to the mountains to hunt and cut the Christmas tree.

I bought them on clearance so I couldn't return them, but if I could, I would. The charts stated that the Large size was the one for my boot size. That is true. They fit my boots just fine, really well as a matter of fact. 

What is not mentioned is that my, evidently freakishly large, calves BARELY fit in them. The circumference of my calf is about 18.5". The velcro closure on the front does not completely close and I get a little powder leakage when I wade through deep snow.Occasionally the velcro seal will burst open (twice in one day) and I have to readjust things.  Low/thin socks, thin long johns and anything but the lightest pants are all I can fit under these things. 

If I had known they were this tight I'd have gotten the XL but my feet are only 9.5 so I got the Large. 

I like the tightening strap and the arch strap a lot; they are bomber. I like everything else about these things. I guess it's my fault for buying clothes w/o trying it on first. These are my third pair of gaiters. I have never had this issue before. 

0

These are great. I've hiked over 150 miles with them.

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Fabric: cordura
Price Paid: 40$

These are great. I've hiked over 150 miles with them. The only thing that I don't like is that when it is too warm out they don't breath as well as I would like, but for their waterproofness I guess I can't ask too much more.

0

I bought this for snowshoeing, and was debating between…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $39

I bought this for snowshoeing, and was debating between these and the OR Croc Gaiters. I am glad I went with these. I saved a few bucks and these are lighter, fit GREAT and have kept my legs dry on 8 - 9 hour trips trudging through powder all day.

The only beef I have with these is that the hook that's supposed to hook on your lace does sit too low on my North Face boots. But I don't think that this is a design flaw of the gaiters but a compatibility issue with my boot and gaiter combo. The hook works great on other footwear I have tried. (Also I have noticed no ill affects from using these gaiters without the lace hook attached.)

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Outdoor Research's Men's Verglas Gaiters page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Outdoor Research Verglas Men's Gaiters are similar to the Crocs but if you've ever thought about trimming a few ounces off your Crocs these are the gaiters for you. They're designed to be lighter and more packable, with the same fit and performance of the originals.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Cover ground quickly in the backcountry or blast through a bushwhack approach with the Outdoor Research Verglas gaiters. They are designed to move fast and carry light in the mountains.

- REI refers to the men's version

The Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters a lightweight and packable gaiter that's easy to take anywhere. With a Pertex Shield upper and a durable Cordura lower these gaiters will protect you from weather and trail debris. Breathable Lightweight Webbing/Cam Buckle Top Closure Reinforced Boot Lace Hook Molded Boot Section Hypalon

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

The Outdoor Research Men's Verglas Gaiter provides tough waterproof breathable protection with the same sculpted fit as the famed Crocodile Gaiter, but the Verglas remains lighter and more packable. Strategically placed 500D Cordura protects the gaiter from sharp crampons and abrasive terrain while the hook-and-loop front closure makes for easy on and off.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version