Outdoor Research Men's Crocodiles Gaiter
Unlike some hiking companies, Outdoor Research didn't mess with a good design when they created their Men's Crocodiles Gaiter--a product based on their original X-Gaiter. It's a durable and dependable waterproof coverage that keeps rain, mud and trail debris out of your socks and hiking boots. The lace hook on the front is double-riveted and the instep strap is a urethane-coated nylon construction that can easily be replaced or modified in the field. Cordura nylon and coated packcloth reinforce the boot area while waterproof and breathable Taslan GORE-TEX fabric helps keep your calves dry and comfortable. At the top of the Crocodiles Gaiter is a 3/4-inch wide webbing with a cam buckle top closure. These gaiters are comfortable enough to wear over bare legs with shorts, although most hikers and backpackers usually pair them with trail pants, rainwear or other backcountry clothing.
- Upper shell fabric: Triple-ply 70D Taslan GORE-TEX®fabric
- Lower shell fabric: 1000D Cordura® nylon lined with durable 8-oz packcloth
- Backpacker® Magazine's 1999 Editors' Choice Gold Award
- 3/4-inch wide webbing and cam buckle top closure
- 2-inch wide hook/loop front closure
- Double-needle stitching on hook/loop front closure
- Hook/loop shear tab at bottom of front closure prevents separation
- Double-riveted boot lace hook
- Field-replaceable, urethane-coated nylon instep strap
Purchase the Outdoor Research Crocodiles Gaiter for Men from Altrec.com. All order totals over $45 qualify for free ground shipping.
- January 30 2012
Perfect width gaiter
I was looking for a high but narrow gaiter. I chose the men's due to the narrower cut. I am a woman, 5'4" with a athletic narrow calf, chose the small. These fit perfectly and are adjustable as well. Heavy enough for briars/brush but not so heavy you can't wear in the summer.
- January 19 2012
I am 5' 9" and 145 lbs. I purchased size medium and they fit great. Very well made, hook and loop closure is very secure and the metal hook at the bottom clips onto the loop on my Columbia boots to keep them securely in place. They seem very waterproof and durable.
- December 26 2011
I bought these to replace a +10 year old pair which have been used a lot. They are easy to get off and on. They really are waterproof and last many years.
- December 24 2011
Bullet Proof Gaiters
I have had several pairs of gaiters and these are the best ever! Built to last a lifetime! I snowshoe in the sierras and these gaiters keep the snow and ice out of my boots (wet feet = cold feet) my feet stay dry and warm. If you are into winter sports, then Crocodiles are the way to go!
- December 6 2011
Do it all!
If there is a do all gaiter these are it. Gore-tex fabric that will take about anything you throw at it. I have had these in snow and rain and my legs have never been wet under them. The straps are very durable and adjust easily. They are also glove friendly and are easily adjustable on the fly.