3.5-Layer Waterproof Construction
Brambler Gaiter Details
Sizing boot gaiters can be a bit tricky.
Generally, if you wear full boots (Kenetreks, Danners, Lowas) and/or have large calves (size 10 and bigger) you will likely want to go with the LG.
If you have smaller feet or calves (size 9 and smaller) or wear a lighter boot or trail shoe (Salomon, La Sportiva) you will want to go with the SM.
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle Technology
- Exhausts moisture and maintains core body temperature
- Traps odors (human signature) and releases them when laundered
- Heavy-duty construction featuring 3.5 layered construction
- Adjustable calf strap
- Snap reinforced velcro closure
- Hypalon stirrup with black metal buckle adjustment
- Black, metal lace hook
How It's Built
- Material: 3.5-Layer Construction
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Tree Stand
- Weight: 12oz.
Where to Use
- Pacific Northwest
- Temperature Ranges:
- Below 20F
- 20F - 45F
- 45F - 60F
- 60F - 80F
- Above 80F
The Brambler Gaiter are bomber!
They kept mud, water, and snow out of my boots, while keeping my pant bottoms and boot tops dry.
If you plan on wearing these gaiters during the early season, the lower portion of your legs will sweat! I would recommend wearing the Traverse Hunting Gaiters for early season hunts.
These gaiters have a better true to fit more so than the Traverse Hunting Gaiters. (I have large calves and short legs)
After 1 archery season of use with this gaiter, I would say I approve on size, and function. As for durability, it’s still too soon to give legitimate review but they seem to be good in that department.
My one complaint, if I had to make one, is the strap length on the tightening mechanism at the top of the gaiter ends up having quite a bit extra material flopping around so I end up tucking it into the gaiter but it doesn’t really like to stay. And I don’t want it catching on anything so I’ll probably cut off the extra material. All of my buddies use different brands of gaiters so I plan to compare to theirs even though I doubt I’ll need a new pair for a very long time.
Wore these for a week in Alaska dredging through swamps chasing moose. Loved how my boot tops and pant bottoms stayed so dry. Will be wearing these every chance possible!! They will definitely come in handy shed hunting in the late winter in the snow.
Great material and design, works great, just small for a person with large calves and a higher boot.
Kennetrek Mt Guide boots and large calves ****
I bought these for a mid September Elk archery hunt in Colorado, packing in at 8k feet and camping at 11k for a week. These might be a little overkill, but I'm fine with that. The very first thing I noticed with these is how quiet they are. Even with the nylon reinforced interior it is very easy to keep the sound down. Honestly I picked these up because I couldn't find my old OR mountaineering gators, and I'm glad I gave these a shot. The ORs got me through 3 winter tours in Afghanistan, and they were a similar model to those issued to me in winter phase of Army Mountain Warfare School. I love the ORs, but the First Lite Bramblers take it to the next level. They are silent, extremely well constructed, have sturdy rubberized stirrups, and the excess strapping won't hang up on brush because it tucks away under the gator. They are quite literally slick. Now the Traverse gators are probably even quieter, because they don't look like they have the nylon reinforcement on the inside, but these things are quiet. With every other set of gators I've used you get the 'zip-zip-zip' with every stride like a kid in snow pants. These are just quieter. As far as fit goes, follow the recommendation. I would've been fine with the smaller size, because I am right on the edge. I am running these on a set of Mammut Taiss Light Mid GTX mountaineering boots in size 9, and they cinch up just enough to get a good fit. Just know that if you are running a light size 9 boot you will be on the edge of their sizes.
Needed a set of gaiters for long treks through early morning dew. These look like great quality and the fit is excellent. Looking forward to trying them in the field this fall.
I bought these in the fall knowing I’d need them in the winter for chukar and wolf hunting. I was on the fence about spending this much on gaiters but they’ve been more than worth it. I’ve hiked hard with these on and haven’t noticed any wear. My feet are always dry now and I don’t have to worry about the bottoms of my pants being soaked anymore.
I own a lot of FL stuff. But given that I am paying in CAD, I am very scrupulous in researching and decided which pieces to purchase - there can be no redundancy in my kit and I need to be sure each piece is essential... I was really unsure if I needed gaiters, considering I run knee-high rubber boots for spring turkey to combat morning dew and some river action, but I have found myself wearing these now on 95% of my hunts; whitetail stand included! Let me just say that they are much more versatile than even FL markets them to be, and I also consider them to be an essential piece of safety gear.
Now, they are not the quietest things out there if you are not careful, but I have found them invaluable when matting down briars as I stalk close to bedding areas or to keep my Uncomphgre Puffy Pants tight around my ankles and out of snags while stalking. Yes, that's correct - I use the Puffy Pants in combo with these gaiters for creeping around in turkey and whitetail country in the cold and I think it's a brilliant hack; it affords me the ability to quickly put on or remove the insulating layer, while keeping it protected from underbrush, and without the bulk of full bibs.
Not only do the gaiters protect whatever I am running as pants up to the shins, but they have saved my boots and boot laces from tears and mud caking. Most importantly, they have saved my ankles and shins more than once from being speared by deadfall, which is something I am all too familiar with... These things are tough.
And yes, they keep my feet and pants dry, free of water, snow, and mud as intended.
I'll also add that I was very worried about fitment. I have long, large calves by smaller feet for my size. I hesitantly ordered the L/XL with size 10 boots, but can say I am very happy with the size. Running my smallest summer ankle boots, I have to use the last eye on the strap, but the larger size gives me room in the calf to layer for all seasons, as discussed.
amazing, 20 degrees wet as hell and guess what, my feet are dry. You make that mistake a few times in life and learn, then get better gear. This is that better gear.
Ordered these 2 weeks before season started and recieved them just in time to put them to use. Wore them through thick wet grass and multi-florarose bushes. They tore through every thing without a scratch. They protected my pants and boots from a beating. Fit well and stayed snug on my boot and leg.