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OR Verglas Gaiters (mens)

in Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters

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4.00 / 5 (1 reviews)


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b d
( bdavis )

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Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
OR Verglas Gaiters (mens) on 12/22/2006 20:16:47 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

This is the second pair of gaiters I have ever tried on or owned. I got them because they are 7 oz, (OR's specs) compared to the heavier Crocodiles (10.2 oz.), which are apparently famous and used a lot by trekkers.

OR Verglas gaiters

I give these a 4, without using them outside at all, so be aware they may be a 5 for a particular use.

I give them a 4 because of two major issues for me:

(1) the clip at the top is weak looking and does not open well (here it is opened and closed):

OR Verglas gaiters clip open

OR Verglas gaiters clip closed

(2) they are heavy for an all year gaiter, during light weather, and not as strong as the Crocodiles (according to what I have read). See Crocs at:

http://www.orgear.com/home/style/home/gaiters/gaiters_all/61570

Otherwise, the Verglas seem durable, waterproof, and to be what they are advertised as being. They weigh almost as much as the "Crocs," which are the top of the line for "expedition" weight gear, and the Verglas only weigh a few ounces less -- so for me, on inpecting them, they are more of a "town" gaiter.

The "Crocs" appear to be a lot stronger and substantial for the weight range and price, but these are what I will use for trips around the neighborhood or when in deep snow when it happens.

In rough terrain, heavy snow or blizzard like conditions I would go for shoe or boot overs or the 3+ oz. heavier Crocs.

Price comparison from GearBuyer:
Outdoor Research Crocodiles - Women's priced at: $47.95 - $75.00
Outdoor Research Crocodiles - Men's priced at: $44.01 - $75.00
Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters - Men's priced at: $28.01 - $54.00
Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters - Women's priced at: $29.69 - $54.00
Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiters - Kid's priced at: $29.95 - $45.00
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Paul Tree
( Paul_Tree )

Locale:
Wowwww
daaaaang on 11/11/2007 13:31:57 MST Report Post Print

Rating: / 5

You rate them without ever having used them? That is beyond belief.

Quote:
"I give these a 4, without using them outside at all, so be aware they may be a 5 for a particular use."

Or, they could be a 2 or a zero for all you know!

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