Gaiters and Overboots

The best gaiters and overboots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 5, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Gaiter/Overboot Reviews

Outdoor Research Expedition Crocodile Gaiters

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Excellent Gore-Tex membrane gaiters. Excellent gaiters, made with Gore-Tex membrane, which guarantees impermeability and breathability. Its only problem is that the cord that goes under the sole of the shoe is made of synthetic material and after a lot of use in rocks it is usually broken. I prefer those that have a stainless steel cable. Full review

Hillsound Armadillo LT

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Hillsound Armadillo LT gaiters provide full length protection from the wet and yuck, but are breathable and light enough to wear all year long. A waterproof front zipper makes for easy use. Flexible upper material fits closely for less friction, yet allows freedom of movement for hiking, snowshoeing, or light climbing. Easily replaced foot strap is a bonus.                              Close fitting ankle to knee gaiter, but very flexible and light. Manufacturers… Full review

Dirty Girl Gaiters Gaiter

rated 5 of 5 stars Dirty Girl gaiters are a lightweight, simple, and affordable accessory designed to be worn with trail runners and low-top hiking shoes. They serve one basic function and that is to keep dirt and debris from getting inside your shoes. They are great for a variety of activities, from trail running to long-distance hiking. And how could you not like a product with a name like “Dirty Girl”! Description: These gaiters are a simple accessory designed to keep dirt and debris from getting inside a shoe… Full review

Winomo Ankle Gaiter

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent value. Even with a few shortcomings, keep debris and water out of boots. Reparable. This is my first pair of modern gaiters (long ago I had a pair of army surplus canvas ones). I bought these because I have a new pair of boots which I love except they pick up all sorts of debris. I chose these because they were cheap, and because the strap under the foot is a replaceable string, not a sewn-on strap. I have used them for temperate and hot weather hiking, summer and fall, @ 150 miles so… Full review

Outdoor Research Women's Rocky Mountain High Gaiters

rated 5 of 5 stars Study gaiters for all of your trudging needs! They keep snow and mud out, stay in place, and repel water. Only drawback, sweaty calves. Fit/Comfort/Adjustability: These gaiters are surprisingly comfortable for how sturdy they are—they're sturdy, not stiff! They work with trail runners or mountaineering boots. The adjustable straps under your foot and below the knee allow these gaiters to be used with a wide variety of footwear and pant options. And they stay in place when you fall off your bike.... Full review

Kuiu Yukon Gaiters

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The best I have found so far. Now a decent pair of calf to knee high gaiters are a must in my book for hiking and hunting. Even in country that is not wet and steep they are the best thing for keeping grass seeds and pebbles out of your socks and boots and helping to keep your feet dry. They also help save your calves from lacerations from vines and grasses. If you wear a pair of shorts combined with the gaiters you end up with only 4-6 inches of skin exposed to the elements and this gives you the… Full review

REI Activator Gaiter

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Nicely designed to stay down over running shoes, but they wear out fast. The gaiter material is slightly stretchy and breathes well, but the cords that snug the gaiters down over the foot aren't tough enough and it looks like the grommets will pull out after prolonged use. Remember the old, pseudo-Chinese saying: “Man who eat cracker in bead have crumby sleep!”? A runner’s corollary to that might be: “Man who run in sand get sand in shoes!” I don’t like running on asphalt, so here in… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Crocodile Gaiters

rated 3 of 5 stars OK product made of good materials but could easily be made better. These gaiters are OK, but they could be made much better if they extended further down the front of the boot with an eyelet hook to hook in the bottom boot lace to protect the entire boot. Caribou and Forrest Mountaineering of old made gaiters very similar to these but by extending the gaiter over the entire boot gusset and tongue they provided much better protection from mud, snow, and other muck. Could be an easy fix for a much… Full review

Outdoor Research Men's Crocodile Gaiters

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Heavy duty gaiters for those times you need more than something to keep out dust. Thick protective panels stand up to sharp rocks and errant snowshoes. Tight fit around boots for keeping mud, snow or whatever you get into out of your boots. Full coverage from foot to knee keeps out snow and provides some shin protection as well. Fit & Comfort: Based on their sizing chart I originally ordered these in XL as my foot size falls right in the middle of that 10-13 US range. When they arrived and I… Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Hillsound Armadillo LT Gaiter
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters Gaiter
$64 - $85
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Outdoor Research Expedition Crocodile Gaiters Gaiter
$74 - $99
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters Gaiter
$49 - $65
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters Gaiter
$26 - $35
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Alpine eVent Gaiter Gaiter
$52 - $74
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Sparkplug Gaiters Gaiter
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Apex Gaiter
$75 - $79
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Nut Shell High Gaiter Gaiter
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters Gaiter
$34 - $45
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Rab Latok Alpine Gaiter Gaiter
Tubbs Snowshoe Gaiter Gaiter
Mountain Equipment Alpine Pro Shell Gaiter Gaiter
Hillsound Super Armadillo Nano Gaiter
Kahtoola NAVA Gaiter GTX Gaiter
Hillsound Super Armadillo Gaiter
Rab Hispar Gaiter Gaiter
Equinox Low Gaiter Gaiter
Black Diamond Cirque Gaiter
Rab Latok Extreme Gaiter Gaiter
STABIL icers OverShoe Traction Device / Overboot
$54 - $120
Equinox Storm Gaiter Gaiter
Rab Hunza Stretch Mid Gaiter Gaiter
REI Alpine 3/4 Gaiter Gaiter
Sea to Summit Quagmire eVent Gaiter Gaiter
$59 - $84
Black Diamond Distance Gaiter Gaiter
Black Diamond FrontPoint Gaiter
REI Mountain Gaiters Gaiter
Outdoor Research Retro Crocodiles Gaiter
Kahtoola INSTA Gaiter Mid Gaiter
$39 - $48
Outdoor Research BugOut Gaiters Gaiter
$41 - $55
Mountain Equipment Trail DLE Gaiter Gaiter
Equinox Classic Gaiter Gaiter
Altra Trail Gaiters Gaiter
Kahtoola LEVA Gaiter GTX Gaiter
$67 - $84
Mountain Equipment Glacier Gaiter Gaiter
Outdoor Research Esker Gaiters Gaiter
Black Diamond Talus Gaiter
Sea to Summit Overland Gaiter Gaiter
Equinox Mountain Gaiter Gaiter
Outdoor Research Flex-Tex II Gaiters Gaiter
$49 - $65
Outdoor Research Overdrive Wrap Gaiters Gaiter
$26 - $35
Kahtoola INSTA Gaiter Low Gaiter
Kahtoola Connect Gaiter Low Gaiter
$22 - $39
Salomon Trail Gaiters Low Gaiter
Outdoor Research Thru Gaiters Gaiter
$26 - $35
Kahtoola Connect Gaiter Mid Gaiter
$37 - $49
Salomon Trail Gaiters High Gaiter
Rab Scree Gaiter Gaiter
Sea to Summit Grasshopper Gaiter Gaiter
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