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Gaiters #14163938 09/29/19
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Any experience with Kuiu Gaiters? I am running Salomon 4D 3 GTX as per usual and just trying to keep more snow off.

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Re: Gaiters [Re: smallfry] #14164379 09/29/19
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Nope, Black Diamonds.


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I've used the Kuiu gators for the last 3 years. I like them.


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Re: Gaiters [Re: smallfry] #14166061 09/30/19
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They look good, but I've never used them.

I've used Kenetreks, which I liked but are not really durable, ORs, which are the standard, and Black Diamond which were a steaming pile of [bleep]. And I normally am a Black Diamond fan.

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I've used the Kuiu for four- five years, still on my original set.

I've waded 14 inches of river water, blundered into bog sinks, hiked through over 2 feet of snow, and through popcorn-fart dry forest.

Pros: Velcro is holding as firm as ever - my Kenetrek set lasted one season that I recall, they didn't keep me as dry either.

No rips, and I should have shredded them - they've been snagged on a dead fall more than once.

Haven't leaked yet, the boots wet through before the gaiter could let any water in.

IMHO - they are easy to adjust for your boot size, and height, the stirrup strap has not torn, or cut, and still looks pretty solid.

The upper leg cinch is easy to adjust, and seals tight.

Cons: they can be hot to wear in the early Fall, they don't let moisture out either.

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I plan on trying something new if I can ever wear out my OR Expedition Crocs. After > 20 years and multiple repairs from crampon punctures they still work. Whatever you get a short piece of tubular webbing over the instep strap will extend the life of your purchase.


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Re: Gaiters [Re: smallfry] #14167013 09/30/19
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I wore out my OR Crocs last year... the main thing I didn’t like about them was the lack of a snap at the bottom, where OR chooses to just rely on a small Velcro patch (bad design).

I replaced them with a Sea To Summit Event Alpine Gaiter... they’re about the perfect gaiter.

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/sea-to-summit-alpine-event-gaiter_10368955

I think the Kuiu is a very good gaiter too, similar to the Sea To Summit, but with stretch fabric, and a slightly more restrictive fit, and of course the availability of camo if that means anything to you.


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I use gaiters whenever I can. I have had the Kenetreks, Kuiu's, generics, and will try the summit alpine next. The two problems I have had are - 1. finding a size big enough to accommodate heavy wool pants when snowshoeing for elk and 2. Outer fleece fabric to cut down on the swishing and scratching noise.


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Originally Posted by Brad
I wore out my OR Crocs last year... the main thing I didn’t like about them was the lack of a snap at the bottom, where OR chooses to just rely on a small Velcro patch (bad design).

I replaced them with a Sea To Summit Event Alpine Gaiter... they’re about the perfect gaiter.

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/sea-to-summit-alpine-event-gaiter_10368955

I think the Kuiu is a very good gaiter too, similar to the Sea To Summit, but with stretch fabric, and a slightly more restrictive fit, and of course the availability of camo if that means anything to you.




Good to keep in mind Brad, you always find top notch gear.

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Originally Posted by Brad

I replaced them with a Sea To Summit Event Alpine Gaiter... they’re about the perfect gaiter.


Those look good. Looks like an instep slider as opposed to the traditional buckle. That was the first thing to break on the Black Diamonds. Let us know how they hold up.

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Originally Posted by Brad
I wore out my OR Crocs last year... the main thing I didn’t like about them was the lack of a snap at the bottom, where OR chooses to just rely on a small Velcro patch (bad design).

I replaced them with a Sea To Summit Event Alpine Gaiter... they’re about the perfect gaiter.

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/sea-to-summit-alpine-event-gaiter_10368955

I think the Kuiu is a very good gaiter too, similar to the Sea To Summit, but with stretch fabric, and a slightly more restrictive fit, and of course the availability of camo if that means anything to you.






Almost exact C O P Y of the Black Diamond gaiters.

BTW, my Black Diamonds have never broken, nor the full welt expedition version.


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Re: Gaiters [Re: AH64guy] #14168775 10/01/19
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Originally Posted by AH64guy
I've used the Kuiu for four- five years, still on my original set.

I've waded 14 inches of river water, blundered into bog sinks, hiked through over 2 feet of snow, and through popcorn-fart dry forest.

Pros: Velcro is holding as firm as ever - my Kenetrek set lasted one season that I recall, they didn't keep me as dry either.

No rips, and I should have shredded them - they've been snagged on a dead fall more than once.

Haven't leaked yet, the boots wet through before the gaiter could let any water in.

IMHO - they are easy to adjust for your boot size, and height, the stirrup strap has not torn, or cut, and still looks pretty solid.

The upper leg cinch is easy to adjust, and seals tight.

Cons: they can be hot to wear in the early Fall, they don't let moisture out either.


+1

I’ve used OR Crocs and Kuiu gaiters extensively, and prefer the Kuiu’s for the reasons mentioned above. The snap on the toe is an upgrade over the OR’s velcro tab.

Re: Gaiters [Re: smallfry] #14182671 10/06/19
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Sleeping Indian wool gaiters if you've got the moola. They're awesome.
I also have a pair of Markhors that I bought in Queenstown NZ at a mountaineering shop in 2015. They've been OK, but they're starting to wear out with a couple of holes in them.

I may try a pair of Kuiu or OR next.
Kenetreks haven't lasted one season for me.



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Originally Posted by T_Inman
Sleeping Indian wool gaiters if you've got the moola. They're awesome.
I also have a pair of Markhors that I bought in Queenstown NZ at a mountaineering shop in 2015. They've been OK, but they're starting to wear out with a couple of holes in them.

I may try a pair of Kuiu or OR next.
Kenetreks haven't lasted one season for me.


Thanks for turning me on to Sleeping Indian! Just checked out their products. I see money fleeing my bank account!


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Re: Gaiters [Re: SheriffJoe] #14202525 10/14/19
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Originally Posted by SheriffJoe
Originally Posted by Brad
I wore out my OR Crocs last year... the main thing I didn’t like about them was the lack of a snap at the bottom, where OR chooses to just rely on a small Velcro patch (bad design).

I replaced them with a Sea To Summit Event Alpine Gaiter... they’re about the perfect gaiter.

https://www.moosejaw.com/product/sea-to-summit-alpine-event-gaiter_10368955

I think the Kuiu is a very good gaiter too, similar to the Sea To Summit, but with stretch fabric, and a slightly more restrictive fit, and of course the availability of camo if that means anything to you.






Almost exact C O P Y of the Black Diamond gaiters.

BTW, my Black Diamonds have never broken, nor the full welt expedition version.


I misspoke, mine are the Sea to Summit Quagmire Gaiters:

https://seatosummitusa.com/collecti...iter?_pos=4&_sid=d501f3bab&_ss=r


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Re: Gaiters [Re: Brad] #14203513 10/15/19
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I like the look of those Sea to Summit's, prefer eVent to Gore for a winter type gaiter.

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The top strap hook eliminates another common failure point too.

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Originally Posted by cwh2
The top strap hook eliminates another common failure point too.


Exactly. The little plastic friction fastener on the OR Crocs was the other failure spot that the Sea to Summit Quagmire Gaiters address.


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Re: Gaiters [Re: bigwhoop] #14208932 10/17/19
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Originally Posted by bigwhoop
I 2. Outer fleece fabric to cut down on the swishing and scratching noise.


Yeah, I've been with guys whose heavy duty Codura nylon gaiters sounded like an all kazoo band rambling through the timber. OR Crocs come to mind.

It's funny how people are not aware how much noise they make........


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Re: Gaiters [Re: alpinecrick] #14209154 10/17/19
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Originally Posted by alpinecrick
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I 2. Outer fleece fabric to cut down on the swishing and scratching noise.


Yeah, I've been with guys whose heavy duty Codura nylon gaiters sounded like an all kazoo band rambling through the timber. OR Crocs come to mind.

It's funny how people are not aware how much noise they make........


I've walked right up to elk inside 40 yards with Cordura gaiters on...


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