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 (Solomon, La Sportiva) you will want to go with the SM.
- Boot Gaiter
- Heavy duty construction featuring 3.5 layered construction
- Exclusive 37.5 Active Particle technology for maintaining optimal core body temperature
- 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
First off these gators worked great. Helped insulate my feet and kept me dry and warm in cold snow temps. I wear a 10.5 crispi Nevada and have small calves.I ordered the large gators and was worried about the fit at first. How we after using them for a week I feel the sizing recommendations from first light were right. I like how excess boot strap is hidden inside of the gator. I also really like that you can set the calve strap once and not half to touch it again. Putting them on is fast and easy.
Two years ago I was on an upland hunt in the GNW of New Hampshire and got socked in with 3 days of rain. I had the wrong gear. I was wearing the brush busting double thick mountain khaki paints. The problem was I was chasing a pair of well trained pointers and a bud who is a trainer and all but a goat. At any rate this is not flat terrain and these paints don’t stretch. My legs were shot.
This year, I wore the Corrugated Guide Pants with the Brambler Gaiter. The system was perfect. I was amazed at how little wear the paints took from the abuse and the got thrashed but have shown almost no deteriorating, fraying at all.. I do have a concern about the under the foot strap material, but we’ll see.
I would also add that this terrain is boggy, swampy and over grown as hell and the gaiters are the key to avoiding wet feet. My boots are the Crispi Hunter GTX. It was a perfect system.
Very disappointed. Used for 6 days on CO elk hunt. Bottom strap wore out after 3 days. Velcro came undone a couple of times. Noisier than similar products from other brands.
I bought this on a whim to go over my hard scrabble boots and corrugate pant to protect them. Recently I used/tested these on a 7 day wilderness 2x bull (spike camp) hunt in Nevada in late October.
We packed in under 6”-1’ of snow and after several days my feet and legs stayed dry through multiple creek crossings, the above snow and mud when it melted out. I also found that my legs were kept warm during the hunt.
If you run a shorter boot these are a must have .
These fit well and serve their purpose. Used them on a bunch of scouting missions and one alpine deer hunt this season. Comparable to any goretex 3L mountaineering gaiter with extra reinforcement on the medial aspect. Maybe that’s what 3.5 layer construction means? The wide straps at the top are nice compared to other ones I’ve had that have shock cord that cuts into your thigh. I had the cam buckle get caught in the brush and come undone a couple times, but didn’t seem to be a constant issue. The material is a bit stiff which makes getting them on with the Velcro and snaps perfectly aligned a bit of a chore, but that’s to be expected. Reasonably quiet and totally bombproof. Three layers means maximum waterproofness at the cost of breathability, but if you need breathability step down to something lighter.