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
Such a great product, outperforms many other gaiters I've used. I've been using them almost daily for about 30 days now. They definitely do the job I purchased them for. Soft, quiet material. Easy on/off. Good durability so far. I've used them with Scarpa approach shoes, Altra trail running shoes and boots, HanWag Makri Combi's, Salewa Mountain Trainers, and Crispi Nevadas. I had to tighten them up a little to fit the smaller shoes but not very much. Only drawback is I have huge calves so they will not fit on top of my calves but I don't know that they're really designed to, they fit just fine sitting a little below the calf and haven't had a problem with them sliding down while wearing them that low either, just took some getting used to.
These fit very well overall and stay up on the legs much better than expected. I figured with just two buttons and some velcro that these would not stay up on my legs and cover the boots after I walk a little. I am wearing Merrell hiking boots and wanted something to help keep debris out and these are doing the trick. Albeit I have only hiked 4ish miles on 3-4 occasions but the gaiters stay up on my legs. I am 6'2" and wear a size 13 booth so bought the L/XL size and they fit well. I could not get away with smaller. Hiked when it has been in the 80s and although I am dripping wet, I cannot blame the gaiters for that. As said better than I had thought.
Bought size Large due to me wearing a thicker boot. I wear size 11 Lowa’s and like most previous reviews they were a bit tight. That tightness did help to keep things out but did put excess stress on the gaiters. My first use out of them was for a 10 day hunt in the Gallatin Nation Forest and on day 4 the top snap on one came off. I will say the Velcro on these are phenomenal and the straps to keep them secure are strong. I’ve put well over 150 miles on these and they still work great. Very durable other than the snap and some fraying.
I just finished using these for an 85 mile week long hike. I have used them before but was just blown away with how durable and great they worked out. They stayed in place all week and handled a ton of harsh terrain. I let my wife use another top hunting company's gaiters, which were brand new before the hike and they broke on the final day of the hike. She had completely worn through the steal cable that straps under the boots after just a week of use, while the First Lite gaiters were still running strong! I was very very impressed with they way they preformed, buy with confidence!
Bought this gaiter for the 2018 Colorado first rifle season and wore them all 5 days. As far as performance goes, they were flawless. Tops of the boots and bottoms of the pants were kept pristine. I wear a size 9.5 Zamberlan hunting boot, and while I could get them on, they were TIGHT. Thank god they stretch, and the tightness was probably why they kept things out so well. The fact that they were so tight did not make them uncomfortable, it was just a little difficult to get them on. If I bought again, I'd get the larger size. The only problem I have is my pair seemed to suffer some durability issues. After 5 days I had 2 holes in them, frayed straps, and some stitching was coming undone. Maybe some of that was due to the fact they were so tight around my boots, but I wouldnt expect that kind of wear after 5 days, and I wouldn't say we did any really hard wear hiking. Excellent gaiter, but only 4 stars for the durability issues. If they would have stood up better I'd give 5, and maybe the larger size would cure that issue.