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Black Diamond Apex GTX Gaiter

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    The Apex of waterproof breathable ankle protection.

    The Black Diamond Apex GTX Gaiter is like the huge, pissed-off bouncer at the door of your favorite bar. Water and snow try their hardest to get in your boots and up your pant cuffs, but this full-height, welded Gore-Tex gaiter beats them back like the can’t-hack-it chumps that they are. The nylon-coated strap and lace hook keep the Apex securely in place, and nickel-plated adjustment buckles ensure long-lasting durability.
    • Item #BLD0443

    Tech Specs

    [membrane] Gore-Tex membrane
    Front Closure
    Top Closure
    Bottom Attachment
    under-the-boot strap
    Claimed Weight
    8.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    skiing, mountaineering, ice climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Black Diamond Apex GTX Gaiter

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought these for a recent ice climbing trip to Ouray and I fell in love. I originally bought them because I am about as graceful as a baby giraffe on ice and was 100% certain I'd rip my shell pants with my crampons if I didn't suck it up and buy gaiters. Good news: I did not rip my pants once and these gaiters rock! They are my new best friends for snowshoeing too, not just ice climbing.

    I purchased these in a Medium because I am a women's US 9 in shoes, as per the size chart and it feels like they were made for me. Not too tight and not too loose. I'm honestly not sure how that works, though, since I feel sizing is most variable in calf size and not shoe length. The strap/lace hook fit nicely under my boots with room to spare, and the gaiters are a perfect fit over my ski pants. If you have thicker calves, I would suggest sizing up from a Medium.

    A little worried

      I got these for winter hiking and I really think they work great. They keep me dry though I do end up with a lot of frost on the inside of them.

      The sizing is a little odd though. I ordered a large (size 11 non plastic boots)and the bottom didn't fit around my boots but the calf fit nicely. I got an XL and they fit nicely around my boots but I've got the tops pulled as tight as they go. It works though.

      The reason I'm worried is the reinforced section is only glued on and its already starting to peel away from the rest of the gaiter. I've used them maybe 6 times so far. Durability may be an issue.

      The BLACK IS BACK !!!

        I wanted to get a very tuff water proof alpine gator after last year cutting my old shit Ems pair with my crampons on Mount Washington . I tried the Or expedition gator that is around the same price and has a shit load of great feedback, But truth be told they suck ! if anyone says they are easy to get on your a meathead who just likes giving false reviews! They are stiff and fit like crap!!! and come it 2 sizes to big! and are very loose and impossible to get a seal around the boot! These black diamonds kick ass! they fit perfect! miles ahead of OR shit boxes! trust me im very picky maybe to picky on how these fit, and that is over LA Sportiva Evo mountaineering boots! These are better made all they way material ease of use etc etc , they also look nicer! give these a shot they are the best in the class! I will use these this winter on a night climb on mw.

        So has anyone used these vs the OR...

        So has anyone used these vs the OR crocodiles?

        I'll be using them for ice climbing and glacier travel mostly.


        Will these fit over a full AT ski boot...

        Will these fit over a full AT ski boot like the Scarpa F1, F3, or Spirit 4?