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Outdoor Research Bugout Gaiter


Bugout Gaiter

Hiking in insect-infested areas at the height of the season can be unavoidable and maddening. Keep the little biters from getting into your pants and boots with the Outdoor Research Bug Out Gaiter. This durable gaiter is treated with Insect Shield, which repels nasty little biting buggers for up to 70 washes.

  • Tough 420D nylon stands up to years of hiking and thousands of hungry insects
  • Super-tough Hypalon instep strap for year-round dependability
  • Breathable fabrics throughout allow water vapor and sweat to escape
  • Reinforced boot lace hook keeps the gaiter in place
  • Double-stitched front closure for added durability
  • Tough 1-inch wide hook-and-loop front closure
  • Insect Shield treated fabric repels mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and no-see-ums
  • Item #ODR1094

420D nylon
instep-strap, boot lace hooks
Manufacturer Warranty
Claimed Weight
[large] 4.4oz

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Tick guard

I've used it several times

The light color of these really stands out when ticks and ants get on you. Which for the most part they don't because got a built-in bug repellent lasst 70 washes. Maybe we'll get some more in cuz I got the last pair.

>Rating: 5

Wear like iron

I have put about 400 trail miles on these gaiters so far without a problem. No tics, no bites. They work great.

Thanks for the review, Michael

>Rating: 5

Exactly what I needed

So far used on two day-hikes- about 5 miles ea- in California hills. One with hiking boots and one with more sneaker-like shoes.Straps don't look worn yet although trail was very rocky.Comfortable and stayed in place. Didn't wash up very well ( dirt stains) but didn't buy for that reason, more important that is light colored to better see ticks. I didn't see any but not sure if repellant worked or there may not have been any. Got several compliments and questions on specs from my hiking mates.

Thank you Andree! Happy Trails! Leta

>Rating: 5

Great for portaging

I initially purchased these for tick protection, turn out they are also great for keeping the small stones that collect inside your boot whIle wet portaging as well as on the trail during canoe treks. They hold a little water in when getting back in the canoe, but letting them drain for a second is better then taking off wet boots constantly to get out gravel. These have got wet then dry many many times & have held up very well!

>Rating: 5

Best Gaiters

These gaiters are just what we needed. They do exactly what is advertised. Good product. My wife and I now have a pair.

>Rating: 4

Great for your "Go-bag"

I've put it through the wringer

After putting these gaiters through the wringer myself, I had to get a pair for my brother. These are some tough cookies and have truly proven to keep sticks, stones and critters from finding their way into my hiking and hunting boots. And while they're not waterproof, they do hold up just fine for some early season bird hunting when there's a few light inches of snow on the ground. They pack down well and are easy to throw on or tear off while you're on the go.

Thanks Dom! Enjoy! Leta OR Rep

>Rating: 4

Jackets for your feet!

I've put it through the wringer

I love these, simple, I use em quiet often actually, especially when exploring off the beaten path in areas that have sticker seeds, or crazy tic/bug populations. I just like knowing i am covered. These do the job, pretty straight forward!

Thanks Gavin - these are a staple for my weedy, buggy hikes! Leta OR Rep


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.


How tall are the gaiters, say for size XL?

I would guess 10". Over the ankle and on the lower calf. Leta OR Rep


You might want to recheck the material. ...

You might want to recheck the material. I don't think they have any Gore-Tex in them... 420 D pack cloth only, treated with bug repellant.

I think you are right. Gore-tex is not is not listed by OR as a feature.