Code: WINTER20

From high-altitude peaks to frozen pillars to thorn-infested forests, the proven Outdoor Research Men's Crocodiles Gaiter has been there, done that, and will gladly do it all over again. The guaranteed waterproof and breathable 3-layer Gore-Tex is built to perform in the harshest environments while the strategically placed 1000D Cordura prevents damage from pointy crampons, sharp granite, and hard-shell boots.

  • Burly three-layer Gore-Tex provides guaranteed waterproof breathable protection
  • Highly abrasion-resistant 1000D Cordura on the inner leg and boot protects against sharp crampons and plastic boots
  • Large circumference accommodates plastic boots and insulated pants
  • Wide hook-and-loop front closure is quick and secure
  • Bottom shear tab secures the front closure to the boot
  • Durable BioThane instep strap keeps the gaiters securely in place

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5 5

Staying clean and dry

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Wow, I am so thankful I went with these gaiters for my AT thru hike. These gaiters paired with my AKU boots have allowed me the privilege to say I am the ONLY thru hiker this far to NOT have wet feet. They have stood up to the abuse I the rocky terrain of ME (Maine). Also, I have been able to ford shin-deep crossings without having to remove my boots. The kicker for me though was when I sunk mid-thigh deep in a bog atop Mt Success. I panicked as this would be the first time on the trail I would have wet feet -nope! Because the way these gaiters cinch down at the shin, the mud did not trickle down my leg behind the gaiters - awesome! Thy are so great, another fellow I have been hiking with went ahead and picked up a pair in Gorham, NH. great product and very tough and reliable. Way to go on this product.

Will these fit over snow pants very well?...

Will these fit over snow pants very well? I wear a size 10 mens.

Best Answer Responded on

I've paired them with my Koflach boots and Mountain Hardwear Compressor pants (beefy insulated snowpants) and they fit great!

Unanswered Question

Is the bottom attachment on these...

Is the bottom attachment on these replaceable?



Wearing over Keen Oregon PCT boot in size 10, and Kamik Northfield boot in size 10. Size medium gaiter

5 5

Solid Gear for Mountain Ops

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Breathable gore-tex material won't sweat out your legs. Keeps the snow out. They've saved a few pairs of pants from tears without so much as a fray. keeps my pants cinched up tight to keep them from getting caught on my front points. cinches down over your boots to keep the snow out. Heel strap is very durable. I wish the calf cinch strap had a better way to secure the tail. I tuck it in the top but it always comes out. I haven't used these in a temperate climate but they are great for alpine mountain ops. I wouldn't want shorter ones. Got the Large and work great on my size 11.5 Scarpa and Vasque Mountaineering boots.

4 5

Everything you need.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Good fit, sturdy construct, literally everything you could need. Worth every penny.

How much do these weight?

How much do these weight?

Responded on

10.2 OZ in the large size.
They do roll up to fairly small for packability

5 5

Don't Leave Home Without Them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These crocs are tough and been a staple to my outdoor gear for years. There are no other gaiters that withstand the rugged beatings, keeping the wet and gunk out and always staying secure.

Only problems I've ever encountered were self inflected tears via crampons and nothing that the old repair kit duct tape can't handle.

5 5

The One and Only

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is the only gaiter I will ever use when working in the snow or on hikes where I may come across large water crossings. Although I have only used these a handful of times, I have used them in a different environment during each use. These gaiters are durable and fully waterproof, and if you're disappointed OR will back you up for the lifetime of the product.

I know this sounds like a mistake, but my...

I know this sounds like a mistake, but my calf is 21 inches around at the widest part. So, despite being a size 11 EE in shoes, would I be an XXL in the gaiters?

Best Answer Responded on

You should be fine in the Xl size gaiter. It will fit your boots best and should have room for your calfs. If you are unsure you can always chat into a backcountry rep and they can help answer any questions or even set up an order with both sizes for you to try with a free return label noted on the order.

Responded on

You have to try these on. I have the same issue where they claim this size or that should fit but xxl is too narrow through the calves. you'd think they'd make these bigger considering most of us are wearing layers on our legs whenever we need a gaiter like this. good luck

Responded on

The EXPEDITION crocodile gaiters have a larger circumference upper calf area to compensate for bulky layers and larger calves.

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yeah, i read that too. but the xl expedition crocs are roughly the same size as the xxl regular crocs. don't make an xxl in the expedition crocs. useless. I can't get them on my calves and i'm by no means the biggest person that would be interested in buying these if they weren't made for stick people.

5 5

Good for PNW

Just picked these up. Great for general mountaineering use in the Cascades. Tough and waterproof. Keeps the snow out. I wear a 9.5 in mountaineering boots, and went with a medium in these gaiters. The large would have left too much slack in the calves.