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
- Primary Uses:
- Spot & Stalk
- Weight: 3oz.
Where to Use
I received my new First Lite Traverse gaiters two weeks ago and quickly got them out onto the trails for a few rucks, and they were perfect in keeping sand and trail dust, ticks and moisture out of my boots. I know they'll do the job preventing ticks, too.
I treated them with Pemethrin to also better protect me from ticks.
I wear a sized 9.5 boot and got the L/XL size and they work perfectly, thanks to the recommendation of First Lite staff.
I am 5'3, 150lbs, athletic woman - I ordered the S/M and they are barely fit around my leg. I am going to need to buy the larger pair. Seeing as these are a unisex product, I most certainly assumed I would fit into the S/M.
I am a 115 lb, 5' 4" woman and the S/M wouldn't even fit over my calf without pants/socks. The product itself seems great but I'm going to need to replace it with a large.
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.
I’m an eastern hunter who only bought these because in late August when I was scouting must have hit a tick nest. My wife had to pluck more than 50 of the little suckers off my ankles and legs. So I bought these and treated them with permethrin and have been tick free since. My only issue is one of the buttons that connects the hook broke off after about a month of use.
I’ve started using these along with my trail running shoes for my late season S&S hunt herein CO. There are perfect for keeping everything out of my shoes like rain and snow. I also use these when I’m trail running in deeper snow. They stay out and I have never needed to readjust them.