Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters - Women's

Reviews

2

Study gaiters for all of your trudging needs! They…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45

Summary

Study gaiters for all of your trudging needs! They keep snow and mud out, stay in place, and repel water. Only drawback, sweaty calves.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Rugged
  • Durable
  • Keep the elements at bay
  • Strong Velcro
  • Adjustable

Cons

  • They trap sweat

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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....

Water Resistance: These gaiters will keep you legs dry as you hike through deep snow, or hop over small streams. The front Velcro seam is water tight.

Breathability: You're not going to get much in the way of ventilation here. They keep moisture out, and they keep sweat in. 

Warmth: Very warm. I take these out into snowy conditions with rainpants and a thin base layer and I'm all set/sweating. 

Layering: Go for it. It's a tight squeeze under snowpants, but if you're committed you can do it. 

Function/Ease of use: Straightforward—it might take you a few tries to get the Velcro 100% flat, but that's the price you pay for water tight gaiters. 

Construction/Durability: A+. I have only had these for one season. I think I will have them for a long time. 

Conditions: I've used these hiking just after heavy snow falls, fat biking on old snow, and in heavy mud after a thaw. 

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Nice review, Christine!


5 months ago

rated 3.50 of 5 stars All Rocky Mountain High Gaiters versions

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