User Review: Outdoor Research Men's Verglas Gaiters
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $32.99
Waterproof enough but TIGHT in the calves.
- Light weight
- 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.