OR Croc Gaiters

8:49 p.m. on September 5, 2016 (EDT)
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I picked up a pair of these today but am not sure if I bought the right size.  The size chart on the tag  say I should be using a large or even could go XL.  But when I put them on my boots and tightened them up the mediums seem best.  I am using these with a light hike and light pants.  I was in shorts so will have to see how they feel with long pants.  Anyone use these am have an idea what size should be used for a size 11 boot. 

6:29 a.m. on September 6, 2016 (EDT)
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I use OR Rocky Mountain Low gaiters with size 11 boots. Just looked at mine and they say L/XL so that doesn't help. They fit well for me.

7:43 a.m. on September 6, 2016 (EDT)
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I use the Large size OR Crocs with good result on my boots that range from 11-13. I think I tried Medium first and found they didn't cover the top of the boot well enough for my taste. So long as you can adjust them down to fit relatively well I think I'd opt for the larger size when it comes to gaiters. That leaves you room in case you get a bigger (on the outside) boot and plenty of room for more leg insulation.

9:35 a.m. on September 6, 2016 (EDT)
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Well in doing a little searching it seems the size is more aligned to your calf size.  The MED seem to fit well but I am going to try them out today with several different boots and clothing and see.  

7:47 a.m. on September 7, 2016 (EDT)
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The Crocs are also designed for winter use so thicker boots, pants, socks, etc. If you are using them for summer they will need to be a little smaller so you get a tighter fit. 

That said, they are not very breathable, and far overkill for summer use. If I were you I'd look at some lower height/higher breathability ones.

For what's it's worth- I wear a size 11.5 and use the L/XL version.

8:34 p.m. on September 8, 2016 (EDT)
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i use these for winter hiking/climbing and plastic double boots - scarpa invernos.  i need the large/extra large size to accommodate those boots, size 12, but i would imagine a smaller size would be fine with 3 season boots.

for summer, to the extent i wear gaiters, i use short ankle-high eVent ones.   

8:41 p.m. on September 8, 2016 (EDT)
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Sounds about right... I've got a pair of OR Crocs, size M for extreme mud, or cold weather. I'm using a Lowa backpacking boot, size 10.5/44. Plenty of adjustment room, unless your looking at either what LoneStranger or andrew f. mentioned. 

Happy hiking!

2:51 p.m. on September 14, 2016 (EDT)
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I also have the L/XL OR crocs. Perfect fit for winter boots and heavier clothing. They are indeed a bit too big over summer footwear/clothing but they still function adequately. I tend to only use them in the winter though.

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