Posted by: Ed G

Gaiters - 01/28/18 02:23 PM

I'm shopping around for a pair of gaiters for a small hike on the A.T. soon. I've checked a lot of sites and read the reviews. Some claim to be waterproof AND breathable, but the reviews say some of the claims are misleading. Does anyone have experience with a pair that are waterproof and breathable that will also withstand some minor abuse from the rocks and what not that's found on the trail?
Posted by: aimless

Re: Gaiters - 01/28/18 02:38 PM

How hot and sweaty are your feet really going to get on a hike in February? iow, waterproofness would be a worthwhile feature and breathability seems highly expendable. In contrast, if I were hiking in hot weather, I would throw aside waterproofness as a feature and settle for highly breathable gaiters.
Posted by: JustWalking

Re: Gaiters - 01/29/18 12:08 PM

Agree with Aimless. To me, the two most important factors for winter gaiters: are they waterproof? Will then stay down around my ankle instead of riding up to expose the top of my footwear?