- Item #BLD0444
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I was super worried about using these with some GTX Salomon hiking shoes (below ankle, not mids or highs) since I was certain I would end up with snow up the gaiter and down the top of my shoes. I was in knee deep powder for several hours and my feet, and legs stayed completely dry! These things worked amazing. Yes, they are a little tight around the calves, but not uncomfortable at all.
Two thumbs up
These gaiters are avery snug for oversized double boots, but for climbing or walking boots, they are hard to beat, and even on long (12h) days of hiking and climbing, I did not have to readjust them part way through. Simple and functional.
Great gaiter for ice climbing - yes, they fit a bit snug - but they are SUPPOSED to. This is to lessen the chance you will catch a crampon on it - you don't want to be that guy with duct tape all over their gaiters, do you? Bombproof - exactly the type of product you would expect from Black Diamond.
Great but a little snug
I've got burly calves and these are a bit snug but work well to keep the snow out. I'm not a fan of velcro but these work well if you have to get in and out of them quickly. I'm 5'2" and they fit just below my knee so no discomfort or leakage of any kind. Very nice.
According to reviews, these are snug. Would they be snug enough, though, for a petite woman with skinny calves?