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The Outdoor Research Men's Verglas Gaiter provides tough waterproof breathable protection with the same sculpted fit as the famed Crocodile Gaiter, but the Verglas remains lighter and more packable. Strategically placed 500D Cordura protects the gaiter from sharp crampons and abrasive terrain while the hook-and-loop front closure makes for easy on and off.

  • Burly three-layer Pertex Shield fabric provides waterproof breathable protection
  • Highly abrasion-resistant 500D Cordura on the inner leg and boot protects against sharp crampons and plastic boots
  • Slimmed down design is lightweight and highly packable
  • Wide hook-and-loop front closure is quick and secure
  • Reinforced boot lace hook secures the front closure to the boot
  • Durable Hypalon instep strap keeps the gaiters securely in place

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5 5

Beats the pants off TNF gaiters!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I sold a pair of TNF gaiters to buy these on sale. The fit is SO MUCH BETTER. They really lock onto the leg well, and the hook for your laces falls in a spot that works equally well with boots and trail runners. They also pack down really well. Overall zero regrets on the purchase!

Beats the pants off TNF gaiters!
5 5


Good gaiters are essential for walking in the snow. My OR gaiters have been through countless days of alpine abuse and crampon snags and still look almost new. No reason to look further than these.

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4 5

Wet feet make for a bad attitude.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

For the few times I've used these, I never ended up with a bad attitude. They mount easily and secure. They do their job well.

5 5

high quality gaiter

I started out with EMS spindrift gaiters. they are ok for wet walks at the dog park. I ultimately demolished them on the the ascent of Basin Mt. I broke down and spent the extra cash on OR gaiters. In hindsight, gaiters are a piece of equipment that should not be skimped on. Spend the money for the good ones. these are the good ones.

 high quality gaiter
4 5

Solid, effective, breathable

These are a great buy, in my opinion. I love the ability to hike through overgrown trails without dew soaking my pants/socks. Wearing these with shorts protects your lower leg from thorns, branches and what not while wearing shorts... a bit more circulation. As far keeping you dry during creek crossings, I cant really comment. I have relatively low profile boots (Vasque Breeze GTX) and so the seal around the cuff isnt all that tight (i may swap my Large Verglas for Mediums). However, I hiked for a couple days on snow covered trails- as much as 8 inches - and never felt damp on the inside.

All in all, these are a great item to have on a multiday trip to avoid scrapes and scratches. A MUST for hiking in snow.