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Outdoor Research
Crocodiles Gaiter

4.46 out of 5 stars
200 Reviews


Size Chart


Why We Like The Crocodiles Gaiter

Proving themselves time and again, the Outdoor Research Crocodiles Gaiters have always helped us go there, do that, and will gladly do it all over again whenever we're ready. The waterproof and breathable 3-layer GORE-TEX laminate 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.


  • Durable and waterproof gaiters made for your next adventure
  • 3L GORE-TEX laminate releases sweat while sealing out moisture
  • Cordura reinforcements add longevity to handle daily wear and tear
  • Biothane instep strap locks in a reliable fit for long days
  • Hook-and-loop closure allows for quick on and off while on the move
  • Large circumference accommodates alpine boots of all kinds
  • Low weight keeps your legs feeling rested and ready to push on
  • Item #ODR1087
[membrane/laminate] GORE-TEX (3-layer), [leg panel] 70D Cordura (100% nylon), [foot panel, back leg panel] 1000D Cordura (100% nylon)
BioThane instep strap
Claimed Weight
mountaineering, ice climbing
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 200 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 15 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 8 reviews
4 Stars - 20 reviews
5 Stars - 153 reviews

Fits True To Size

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5 out of 5 stars

March 8, 2024

Great products, even better customer service!

OR gear is top quality and these Crocodile gaiters are no exception. And if for some reason you ever have an issue with a product, the warranty process is easy and timely. As long as OR keeps making top notch products with a top notch warranty, I am definitely a customer for life!


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4 out of 5 stars

March 5, 2024

good product, needs improvement

I like these gaiters for deep snow and tall grasses, they keep my boots dry and free of debris. however, everyone I know has had the buckle for the strap that goes underneath your boot break. outdoor research's warranty process was painless and they took care of me, but I'd like for them to improve the design/materials


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4 out of 5 stars

February 26, 2024

Great for forestry field work.

Bought for winter forestry work in the mountains. Keep you nice and dry and seem to be rugged enough to not tear in bushwhacking conditions. Getting the perfect fit can be a challenge- getting the hook over your laces while also tightening the bottom strap never seems to line up perfectly.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2024

Reliable and well made - still going strong after 5 years

I have two pairs of these bought in 2018/2019. I initially bought a pair in large size and, finding them fine for heavy boots but too roomy for lowland boots, another pair in medium. I'm about 5'8" but with fairly long legs. I tend to wear the medium size except with my heaviest boots. Use is predominantly lowland hiking. The good: they're really tough - one pair has just developed a minor tear which I've patched with duct tape, but that's after 5 years of use. I've had no issues with buckles, as has been mentioned by numerous other reviewers. The not so good: the calf clinch can pop open - I have slim calves so there's lots of fabric gathered there, but it's not really a problem as you just clip it back. The flappy tab by the lace hook gets pulled open by vegetation and clogged by mud etc., and then the hook and loop fabric gets destroyed so it no longer sticks. I've cut this off my pairs with no detrimental effects to their effectiveness.


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5 out of 5 stars

February 12, 2024

Great product

I've thought about getting gaiters for years..... I definitely should have done it sooner. These are awesome!!


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2 out of 5 stars

February 8, 2024

Velcro ear no hold

The Velcro ears on the bottom of the gaiters completely fell apart and separated from the cloth where the lace clip is. Over all they work well as gaiters but was not pleased about the Velcro falling apart.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 25, 2024

What can I say!

These are the best gators that I've used and the customer service is great. I broke a buckle on mine and they sent me a new pair. How can you beat that?


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5 out of 5 stars

January 19, 2024

Best Gators I"ve owned.

Bought a set of these 25 years ago and wore them everywinter at ski resorts, construction, out recreation. Finally this morning the little plastic buckle on top broke. Gonna have to replace that and keep going with them. Any body know where I can get a replacemt buckle for the top?


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1 out of 5 stars

January 13, 2024

No size chart on any of the gaiters

There are no size charts online for the crocodile gaiter series.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 10, 2024


By far the best gaiters on the market. I'm a power lineman in Alaska and use them daily all winter.


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