Durable, traditional packcloth construction and a no-bulk low-top design provide all-season performance with the Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters. Pair these lightweight gaiters with hiking boots or cross-country ski boots to keep rocks, dirt and light snow from finding its way into your footwear.
- 1" Wide Hook and Loop Front Closure
- Top and Bottom Shear Tabs Secure Front Closure
- Elastic Top and Bottom Edges
- Reinforced Boot Lace Hook
- Hypalon Instep Strap
Fabric: 100% nylon, 420D packcloth
Avg. Weight (oz./g): 4.8oz / 136g (L/XL)
At Outdoor Research, we built a company from a feeling: the urge to get out. It's what drives us. We love coming to work every day and inventing ever better solutions to what nature throws our way. But we're more than just the gear we build. We're part of a community of friends whose lives are connected by our common need to be outside. Our tribe is devoted to exploring our outdoor passions and challenging ourselves in the mountains, water and deserts of the planet we love so much.
In 1981, a brilliant scientist and adventurer named Ron Gregg watched his frostbitten partner get airlifted off a glacier on Denali. He'd spent months planning a new route in the purest style, skiing 100 miles from the road to the base of the climb. Barely halfway to the summit, their trip ended with the failure of a simple pair of gaiters. Stubborn to the end, Ron refused a seat on the helicopter and descended alone for two weeks, pondering what had happened. Somewhere along the way he realized he could both fix the gear problem and devote his life to pursuing his passion for adventure. By the end, he knew one thing for sure: He wasn't going back to his old job.
Ron Gregg built Outdoor Research on the idea that life is an adventure, and the best gear makes it more fun. Though he died tragically in an avalanche more than a decade ago, his legacy remains at our core. In our world, it's not about chasing heroes; It's about being on the journey. It's not how often we get out as much as how often we want to be out that makes us who we are. Our goal is to do all we can to expand the tribe of people who share our belief that progress is spiritual and life is unimaginable without the quest.
And we want you in it, because we're pretty sure that the bigger our tribe gets, the better off the world will be.
Outdoor Research. Designed By Adventure.
- The front closures for the top and bottom shear tabs are effective in securing the velcro. This is a welcome feature missing on some other gaiters on the market. The reinforced hook for the boot laces, or especially for boots with a gaiter loop, is another feature missing on some lower quality gaiters, but does the job of keeping the gaiter in the proper position.
- My only criticism is a minor one. The Hypalon instep strap has a loop to secure it flat against the side of the gaiter. However, either the loop is situated too high to perform this function when on the boot, the strap is not long enough to reach the loop, or I am on a learning curve and not pulling the gaiter low enough on the boot. I have relatively small feet (9 med), so the size of my boots should not be an issue. My suggestion to the manufacturer would be to either add another loop, or lower the position of the current one closer to the buckle.This is not a major issue, but the strap sticks out, and snow builds up between strap and gaiter.This would not happen if it was tucked into the loop.