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Outdoor Research Bug Protection
When you're heading into the mountains, more often than not you're going to encounter terrain inhabited by hungry, annoying bugs. To defend against mosquitoes, ticks, black flies and other insects-including those that can carry disease-Outdoor Research makes apparel designed to protect you from bites, some of which is treated with Insect Shield, an effective, odorless and EPA-registered insect repellent.
Good for snow use? Sizing - I wear a size...
Good for snow use? Sizing - I wear a size 9.5 mens high top boot. What size gaiter should I use? Thanks Joe P.
ARE THESE BUGOUT GAITERS WATER RESISTANT...
ARE THESE BUGOUT GAITERS WATER RESISTANT AT ALL? I WILL BE USING THEM FOR HUNTING AND NEED A BIT OF WATER SHEDDING ABILITY.
Decently water resistant but certainly not water proof. You could always apply a Nikwax to them to aide in water shedding.
not so great in a way
Probably will keep the bugs at bay (have other bugout items), but a Man's Small and a Man's Medium would not fit my 5'3" ladies frame (140 lb.) No big thunder thighs or calves here but both men's sizes would not close around the top unless I cut off my circulation! Sorry to send back, I do have the Expedition Men's Small gaiter which just fits!
I am going to Niger on medical trip. Will...
I am going to Niger on medical trip. Will these keep out the sand?
It will keep sand out just fine if you are talking about it simply kicking up on the sides of your boots/shoes. However, if you are walking in deep sand that would be past boot/shoe height then you may have some issue keeping it out.
Will these keep moisture out from wet...
Will these keep moisture out from wet brush?
Yep. They're not waterproof, but they'll keep the water off pant legs and out of the top of shoes.
Anyone used these for trail running? Any...
Anyone used these for trail running? Any durability reviews?
The Bugout Gaiters will work great for trail running. Although the Flex-tex gaiters have a more contoured fit and will breathe a bit easier.