Gear Review

4 5

Tough Gaiter

These are not bomb-proof, but pretty close. After 3 seasons of alpine and ice climbing I have knicked the buckle on the instep enough times that I've almost ripped through all the stitches, but they're still holding strong. They do their job by keeping your feet dry and keeping you from accidentally sticking crampon points through your pants and skin.

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The buckle should not be on the instep, but on the outside of the boot (see the photo for reference). You have them on the wrong feet. The way you are using your gaiters is incorrect and very dangerous.

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J.D. Thank you for the correction. I am actually wearing them on the correct feet. I should have said the strap and not the buckle. The buckle is indeed on the outside of my foot. The strap on the instep is about to come loose from the damage from crampons.