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Mountain Laurel Designs LightSnow Gaiters

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4.50 / 5 (2 reviews)


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Adam Frizzell
( adamf )

Locale:
Mid-Atlantic
Mountain Laurel Designs LightSnow Gaiters on 12/21/2009 11:25:58 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

MLD's eVent LightSnow gaiters are absolutely amazing. I took these out in ~ 14 of snow this past weekend after just getting them and they performed flawlessly. The design is impeccable. I really think these gaiters are one of Ron's quiet shining stars. My pair in size Large weigh 2.65 oz. and easily fit my size 13 shoe. I would change nothing about these things. They've impressed me so much, I don't feel the need to try any other cold weather gaiters out. I've found perfection!
If you're even considering them, just go for it. There is nothing not to like.

Edward G.
( redcedar - M )

Locale:
Pacific Northwest
Mountain Laurel Designs LightSnow Gaiters on 08/17/2014 22:48:46 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

These work wonderfully in all but the very warmest conditions. The eVENT fabric is very breathable. (This was my first encounter with eVENT.)

My gaiters lasted about half a year. Tenacious tape stuck to the inside of the gaiter dealt well with the many tears caused by sharp sticks, etc. Tenacious tape didn't really stick well to the outside of the gaiter. Eventually the material became delaminated (and ultimately shredded) around the outside of the instep area. I tried repairing this area with super glue and, later, seam sealer. (Perhaps not ideal but it's what I had on hand at the time.) Neither were much help. It would be great if MLD came out with a slightly heavier gaiter with reinforcement in these key areas (similar to the Integral Designs gaiters, which I've only seen pictures of).

The simple design (which I like) means they are a little inconvenient to take on and off. However even in mildly warm weather the wonderful breathability of eVENT meant I had little motivation to remove them. They would have lasted longer had they not been so comfortable and unobtrusive.

Edited by redcedar on 08/18/2014 01:06:36 MDT.

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