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Andy some
(Andrei.Bouzo) - F

Locale: Finland |
Gaiters on 06/23/2008 10:57:32 MDT Print View

I rip my shirt while climbing. Before throwing the shirt in trash i cut off the sleeves and made ultralight/strechy gaiters. Hardest part was sewing the pastic hooks :)

sorry, my English is not so good. :)

Gaiters from old baselayer shirt

Peter Fogel
(pgfogel) - F

Locale: Western Slope, Colorado
Gaiters on 06/23/2008 12:38:38 MDT Print View

I did the same with a pair of damaged tights. How did you attach the gaiter at the heel? I wound up modifying my shoes at the rear and on both sides to accept small hooks.

This is a really great idea. Thanks for the tip.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Gaiters on 06/23/2008 18:34:47 MDT Print View

Your English is OK. And your idea is terrific.

Andy some
(Andrei.Bouzo) - F

Locale: Finland |
Re: Gaiters on 06/25/2008 10:47:04 MDT Print View

Gater stays good on the heel by itself, without any hooks, because material is not very slippery and pull-loop on the shoe also help gater to stay on.

ps. i'm very very happy to hear that my english is ok :).

Edited by Andrei.Bouzo on 06/25/2008 10:50:06 MDT.

David Erekson
(finallyME) - F

Locale: Utah desert
Gaiters on 07/02/2008 12:23:27 MDT Print View

Your English is great. Try and see how many of us can learn Finnish. For English speakers, Finnish is probably the hardest.

Great idea on the gaiters. I was trying to decide how to make some for my son, and didn't consider using an old shirt.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
finland. on 07/02/2008 14:39:13 MDT Print View

i agree on the difficulty of finnish. your english is a 1000% better than our finnish! great idea.

sisu!

Kristoffer Stromberg
(kstrombe) - F

Locale: Central California Coast
attaching UL gaiters to heel on 10/23/2008 20:39:08 MDT Print View

The basic idea is similar to a product called "dirty girl gaiters" I got a sewing machine before my PCT thru and made 3 pairs, which all were thoroughly worn out. I used spandex from a fabric store. For the rear atttachment, superglue some velcro to the (very clean) heel of your shoe. Sew the other velcro onto the rear of your gaiters (dont use velcro with an adhesive backing in your sewing machine!). I've found putting the loops on the shoe is better as it picks up less debris. This attachment will keep the gaiters on even as you posthole down the north side of glen pass.

Wasa

Andrew :-)
(terra) - F

Locale: Sydney, Australia.
"Gaiters" on 10/24/2008 01:47:21 MDT Print View

Don't drop your cigarette butts on the ground!

;-)

Nice idea for gaiters.

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re:Sisu on 10/24/2008 08:37:43 MDT Print View

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Edited by redleader on 10/24/2008 08:57:15 MDT.