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Joey Dawson
(inabag) - F

Locale: Northern VA
Gaiters on 01/22/2011 13:48:38 MST Print View

The idea of making my own gear is intriguing. I was thinking about starting with some gaiters.

I have been looking at the MLD Superlights and the Integral Design eVents as possible purchases. I am thinking about trying to make something similar on my own.

Would M50 or M90 work for this? Or is it not waterproof enough? Where can I find some info on eVent specs and buying options?

Edited by inabag on 01/22/2011 13:49:43 MST.

Nancy Twilley
(goodcaver2)

Locale: STL
water resistant on 01/22/2011 15:36:06 MST Print View

neither of the M50 or M90 is waterproof, just water resistant. And both are pretty thin, so I personally would think they might wear out quickly. As far as I know you can't buy eVent by the yard. Maybe just try a nice generic 3-layer waterproof breathable material? You can get it cheaply, and it should be fairly durable.

good luck!

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Gaiters on 01/22/2011 17:18:41 MST Print View

Momentum??????
I rather think you may have missed the point of gaiters. They are por protection, and Momentum is not going to provide that!
I make my own gaiters - see
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/make_your_own_gear_gaiters_for_bushwhacking.html
I use unproofed 500 denier Cordura for the top and proofed 1000 denier Cordura around the shoe.

Cheers

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Gaiters on 01/22/2011 18:43:53 MST Print View

I use some ancient OR gaiters. They have a heavy/protective fabric that goes from the instep and over the ankle bone. Then a medium/breathable fabric goes from there, and over the calf muscle (which is where heat is generated). Thin fabrics would be fairly wrong, in my opinion.

--B.G.--