Dont mind if i ask but,whats a gator?
Thanks Cub, exactly what I was looking for! 16" is the right height for me. Are they loose fitting or have some type of compression system? I see thy have 2" velcro closure, maybe no need for compression of any kind.
Thats okay, I know what you meant thats all that matters. They fit fairly snug, the velcro band allows you to make them tighter or looser depending on the volume of pants and boots you are wearing. The top cinches up tight.
OR croc's might fit the bill....
Also like the looks of Rivers West H2P boot gaiter...
Haven't found a pair yet the meets my needs.
Living the Alaskan Dream
I looked at the Rivers West last weekend and they didn't fit the bill for me. Mostly personal preferrence reasons, but I'll list them for good fortune. I'm a little bit anti-zipper when it comes to walking in snow water and ice. I would tolerate the zipper on the front, but the zip on these is on the inside of the leg...maybe there is a reasoning for that, but I have yet to figure it out. I like to have them strapped under the sole of my boot for walking in snow. I am not sure how well the R.W. would cinch up around a bulky boot, I only tried them with tennis shoes. I would like something a little taller. Final opinion, I think these would make for a great gaiter for fall hunts to keep the water off if warn with a leather hiking/hunting type boot, but would hesitate to use them in snow.
Maybe someone who has used them in the field can say otherwise.
I have OR gaiters and my wife has Mountain Hardware - both have been great and I would highly recommend them. Got one set at REI, and the other at the annual NOLS swap in Palmer for $5.
As far as I'm concerned these are the best gaiters out there...
OR's and Mountain Hardware are two of the best. The Rivers West H2P gaiters are poorly designed and the fabric would be crap for wet snow. Wet snow sticks to H2P cloth big time and clumbs up, the H2P also wicks water. Bad...bad...bad...for gaiters.