Made in USA for military use, these tough gaiters have a few added features over OR’s standard Expedition Croc’s. They come with an extra field replaceable inset strap, and have larger circumference per size for stiffer pants and pac boots, and are now offered in a hunter friendly Coyote Tan. Great in snow and wet conditions, and for saving the most vulnerable parts of your favorite hunting pants and boots. Use them on wet mornings, then store them in a vest cargo pocket when things dry out. Gaiter’s by OR (Outdoor Research) have been among the best in mountaineering for years, and are just now being offered in a hunter compatible color. Lighter and more comfortable than chaps for long walks in grassland and sagebrush country.
Berry compliant materials and Coyote color required for military use, not necessarily important for hikers and hunters. Color, materials and US manufacture are a big part of the price difference from OR’s Expedition Croc Gaiters.
These are tough gaiters, but not rated as Snake-proof!
*Waterproof/breathable 3 layer 330D Cordura Goretex fabric leg section
*1000D Cordura boot section lined with coated 8 oz packcloth for abrasion resistance
*3/4 in. wide webbing and cam buckle top closure prevents slipping down leg
*2 in. wide hook/loop front closure for quick on/off
*Boot lace hook at bottom keeps gaiter in place
*Field-replaceable, nylon-supported rubber instep straps
*Note on Sizing: These are spec’d for military use, and they run about one full size larger than the OR recreational gaiter line. There is typically a 1″ height and 1″ circumference difference between adjacent sizes. Most male hunters will use Mediums and Larges, females the Smalls, with only the very biggest individuals needing the XL size. We will check your personal size info against your size choice to make sure you receive the correct size.