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.

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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:

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

Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters for MenImprove all your outings with the Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters for Men. These verglas gaiters come with abrasion-resistant Cordura boots, for a superior and long-lasting durability. The gaiters are waterproof so that they ward off the rain, snow, and even mud, as you walk or hike along, keeping your feet dry, so that you are comfortable throughout your entire adventure. The reinforced boot lace hooks make sure that the gaiters stay securely on at the bottom, while the webbing/cam buckle top closure fastens them at the top for a more snug fit. These gaiters are very breathable, allowing you to wear them for extended periods of time, with no discomfort whatsoever. Plus, they are impressively lightweight at only 7.3 oz., so that you do not feel bogged down by added weight. Take your adventures to another level with these Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters for Men.

- SunnySports 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

On Sale. Free Shipping. Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiter FEATURES of the Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiter Waterproof Breathable Lightweight Abrasion-Resistant Cordura Boot Molded Boot Section Webbing/Cam Buckle Top Closure 1.5in.-Wide Hook/Loop Front Closure Reinforced Boot Lace Hook Hypalon Instep Strap SPECIFICATIONS of the Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiter Weight: per pair: (L): 7.4 oz / 210 g Pertex Shield 3L, 100% nylon 70D ripstop Cordura 500D inner leg and boot This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version