Gaiters for trainers !!

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Diddi, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Can you get short light waterproof gaiters for trainers?
    Not come across any other than ones that are designed to just keep stones and crap out of your footwear.
  2. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker


    These look good.

    I use some trekmates grasmeres in winter.
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  3. Diddi

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  4. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    Rab Hunza?
    @ ULOG
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  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    They look worth trying

    My old Salomon Salamanders have been good, maybe a bit overkill though?
  6. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    I've got the original Outdoor Research Flex-Tex Gaiters (like these below) which fit trainers really well.


    Havent seen the new II's but they look a bit heavier from the pictures, might not be though
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  7. Robert P

    Robert P Ultralighter

    It looks like the stretch fit type mini gaiters are difficult to get in waterproof form (maybe the stretch is an issue?). I'd looked at waterproof gaiters for trail shoes a while back and found it is really difficult to find something that works. Most traditional waterproof gaiter designs are made for boots and don't give enough overlap at the ankle/heel area of a shoe to keep out the water, but the Outdoor Research gaiters do have a different shape and can give a good seal if you cynch them down low and tight. So worth looking at Mole's suggestion. The Rab Hunza look like they might not have quite the right shape (my old Rab ?Hispar? gaiters were useless with shoes). While I may be lightweight in most areas, I'm happy to use OR Crocodile (heavy!) gaiters with trail shoes year-round - a strange combination indeed.
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  8. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    I got some hoping to replace some very very tired Event shorter ones.....I wudnt bother ...if anyone wants them £10 and £3 postage ?
  9. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

  10. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

  11. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Seems like its the same face fabric as the Haglofs Spitz which is a bomber proof Pro shell jacket that i had so I'm assuming they will do just fine.

    Great price too.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
  12. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    well if you're getting a pair, so will i.
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  13. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Cheaper here ;)
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  14. Diddi

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  15. Tartanferret

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  16. el manana

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  17. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    All the short ones that fit over trail shoes aren't waterproof, just debris proof. I ended up sewing some elastic with a cordloc to the bottom edges of my waterproof trousers with the hook from a trouser hook and eye set on the front bottom edge of my waterproof trousers, which could be hooked over the shoe laces, gaiter style, so that the trouser became a gaiter for a weight penalty of about 10g. Obviously this only really makes sense if your waterproof trousers have elasticated bottoms. If they are wide they will protect the top of the shoes anyway.

    Those montbell ones look good though.
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  18. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

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  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I ordered a pair of mids ( inov8 325 -mid version of 305 but cheaper atm ) so hopefully with sealskinz and extremities gaiters they'll work for the winter
  20. ThaLuke

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  21. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    These Kantju looks decent from Alpkit ...




    (not waterproof but I think I'll be trying a pair)
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  22. kiltedpict

    kiltedpict Ultralighter

    You beat me to it Shewie!
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  23. fluffkitten

    fluffkitten Moderator Staff Member

    And me, seems we all just got the email. :D Those do look interesting.
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  24. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    They look good.
    Aldi have waterproof spray for £1.50 at the momento so it may be possible to spray them a few times to proof em better if required...
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