Traverse Hunting Gaiters
4-Way Stretch Nylon with DWR Coating
Traverse Hunting Gaiters Details
- Boot Gaiter
- Protection over the top of low and mid height boots
- Intended to prevent water and debris from entering shoes and socks during active hunts
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Carbon Technology
- Built-in stretch for complete range-of-motion
How It's Built
- Material: Stretch Nylon
- Cut: Accessory
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 3oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
Never got a chance to use them. The L / XL wouldn’t fit around my calf (and I don’t have big calf muscles).
I bought these thinking I would use them in scree fields we sometimes have to walk across. Until one day, we were picking up a lot of ticks in the grass.I had remembered I had them in my pack and I never found them crawling on my legs after.
I was not very impressed with this product. The strap underneath the boot wore through on both pairs after one summer season. The customer service was great in replacing the gaiters, however they explained that I needed to add some extra tape around the straps if I was going to continue to wear them off trail or in rocky terrain? My thoughts are that FirstLite should make a quality product that the customer doesn't have to make home alterations to in order for them to work effectively in backcountry settings, otherwise remove the description that they hold up in all terrains.
Purchased these ahead of a three day desert backpacking trip and very glad I did. When I first got them, one of the buttons detached from the Velcro, and was kinda frustrating. Applied some Gorilla glue to it and got it reattached and haven't noticed any problems since however. Performed really well in the desert and kept all debris/pebbles out of my boots while my buddy was stopping every mile to clear his shoes out (without gaiters). I've got pretty slim ankles and these in the L/XL still had a very trim slim profile around my leg, which I liked. Just watch out if you have massive calves or thick ankles, as these seem to run slim near the top--4 way stretch fabric helps. The bottom strap is starting to show a little wear after a hard three days, so we'll see how long they hold up, but wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair when they do wear out.
Having purchased these long before the season opener, I failed to test them for fit and function. Opening day comes and the top button blows off in the house before I even get them strapped on. Can't give an opinion on their durability because they never made it out the door! The fit seemed very small for a man with larger legs and 10" boots.