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Old February 4th, 2017, 21:32   #1
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Gaitors

Anyone have any experience with OTTE Gaitors? Wondering if they are any good or would you recommend something better?

http://www.ottegear.com/catalog-detail.php?p=45
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Old February 4th, 2017, 23:53   #2
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Before I spent my money on Gaiters I'd certainly look into an 8" - 10" all weather boot instead. I've used Gaiters since I was young, but having weather proof footwear is far superior. Plus you can easily bag and/or tape your boots and cuffs if you need.
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Old February 8th, 2017, 13:08   #3
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To try and contribute to OP's question - I have no personal experience with OTTE but they have a good reputation for solid gear and feature-wise, those gaiters do look nice.

I personally use a pair of issued British MTP gaiters - solidly constructed but definitely "heavy" in comparison to many others. They also use laces where the OTTE (and others) use rubber bands underfoot.



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Before I spent my money on Gaiters I'd certainly look into an 8" - 10" all weather boot instead. I've used Gaiters since I was young, but having weather proof footwear is far superior. Plus you can easily bag and/or tape your boots and cuffs if you need.
He didn't ask about footwear, my man. He asked a question about a specific set of gaiters from a specific manufacturer.

Never mind that suggesting taping/bagging your feet is somehow better than gaiters for marching through brush, scree, etc.
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Old February 8th, 2017, 13:21   #4
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We should ask what problem you're trying to solve. Is this simply a snow issue? Or is this a multi season tool? What's your budget? What do you have now that's not working, and how is it failing you?

A good pair of boots is a solid choice to start with, but the right ones are more expensive than a pair of gaiters and the boots you own.

I have no experience with the OTTE gaiters. A few friends own the Tasmanian tiger ones and don't mind them but they slip out from under foot.

I've used a cheap pair from MEC, and have a pair of OR expedition crocodiles. Both do just fine keeping snow out in the winter, and debris/mud out in the shoulder seasons. Solid protection almost to the knee.

Crocodiles are a bit easier to put on.

I'd be interested in hearing what the problem is you're trying to solve. That should help us better suggest a product.
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Old February 8th, 2017, 14:23   #5
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We should ask what problem you're trying to solve. Is this simply a snow issue? Or is this a multi season tool? What's your budget? What do you have now that's not working, and how is it failing you?

A good pair of boots is a solid choice to start with, but the right ones are more expensive than a pair of gaiters and the boots you own.

I have no experience with the OTTE gaiters. A few friends own the Tasmanian tiger ones and don't mind them but they slip out from under foot.

I've used a cheap pair from MEC, and have a pair of OR expedition crocodiles. Both do just fine keeping snow out in the winter, and debris/mud out in the shoulder seasons. Solid protection almost to the knee.

Crocodiles are a bit easier to put on.

I'd be interested in hearing what the problem is you're trying to solve. That should help us better suggest a product.
I was just wondering if anyone had any experience with the OTTE Gaiters specifically since I could not find any reviews. I thought that the price was fairly decent but I know that sometimes going cheap is never good since you might end up buying again.

I am just researching on building my Rain/Winter gear and I came across the OTTE website and found those. Any suggestions are always welcome.
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