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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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Size WAAY out for me

    I'm a 10us and bought the recommended L, they are way too big :(

    Jay, can I ask what footwear you are using? Where was the size big? Let me know and I am happy to help you get into the right size!

    OR Rep

    Hi, the original OR Croc gaiters in size M are a perfect fit for me. Are the lighter Verglas gaiters exactly the same size - or do they tend to be a bit larger/wider than the Crocodiles?

    Cheers and thanks!

    Simon, The Crocs are about 1/4" bigger than the Verglas all the way around. I would stay with the Medium - 1/4" will hardly be noticable to you. Enjoy those Verglas Gaiters!


    OR Rep

    Will these hold up to muddy conditions?

    Best Answer

    Nathan, they sure will. Thats exactly what they are meant for, keeping rain/dirt out of your boot and blocking elements such as mud. Of course its not a perfect seal like a dry suit so if you sink your entire calf in the mud, the sock will get wet but, it will effectively block mud and other elements from splashing.

    If you have anymore questions feel free to send me an email or call!

    Bill Porreca


    Right on, Bill. Nathan, you will be psyched with these gaiters. Mud, snow, rain... no problem! Enjoy!


    OR Rep

    I wear a size 10.5/11 Boot. Should I buy the Large or just purchase the X-large?

    I would say go with the XL especially if you are going to put them over a pair of snow pants, or another type of bulkier layer.

    Bill Porreca


    Are these sized to fit over lightweight ski boots? I'm thinking something like La Sportiva line (Sideral, etc).

    Alan, they may very well fit for you but, you would have to size up. I recommend buying a few different sizes and seeing what works. We will give you a free label to get them back.

    Feel free to hit me up at or 801-736-6398.


    Fits Great

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

    Although I haven't had an opportunity to use them, I have to say the fit is better than any other brand I have tried. They are comfortable, and I say that from having had the opportunity to wear them around my house for a few hours. They feel as though they are part of your pants and eventually you forget you have them on.


    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!


      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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      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.


      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

        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.