Like your knight in shining armor, Hillsound's Super Armadillo Gaiter will be your savior high in the alpine. Anything that's constructed from SuperFabric is bound to offer supreme protection, and this gaiter is no exception. The Super Armadillo features durability to withstand crampons and scree, so you've got a pretty good defense for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
- A durable gaiter for mountaineers and alpine climbers
- SuperFabric can withstand gnarly conditions
- DWR treatment keeps the elements out
- Stretch fabric ensures a snug fit
- YKK zipper makes it easy to slip on and off
- Item #HLS0007
- Q & A
Better than OR
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've worn the OR knee-high gaiters for several years. Good product, but I disliked how they sagged and how HOT my legs got. I also hate how the front fastener loops over the shoe lace - always seems to come undone. I found the Super Armadillos on the web and decided to give them a try even with a rather pricey cost. Wow. What a surprise. I love how the front fastener loops under the shoe lace & not over, the zipper runs down towards the foot & is secured with a velcro cover, the top of the gaiter has a much better adjustable strap, the fabric around the boot is much more durable, the strap under the bottom of the boot sturdier, and the darn thing breaths much better than my OR gaiters.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Until now, I've never been able to find a gaiter that would fit tightly around my calf and also fit my boot snugly. These fit perfectly and appear to be extremely well made. I like the zipper/buckle closure combo. Gonna take them out in the snow as soon as we get a few inches on the ground!