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Outdoor Research Verglas Gaiter - Women's


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    10 Reviews


    From technical ice to hairy bushwhacks, count on the Outdoor Research Women's Verglas Gaiter to keep you dry, comfortable, and protected. The slimmed down design is lighter and more packable than the Crocodile Gaiter while still offering the same performance fit and reliable waterproof breathable protection. Plus, this gaiter has a larger calf and shorter length to provide a fit that's tailored specifically to the ladies.

    • 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
    • Increased volume in the calf and a shorter overall length provides a women-specific fit
    • 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 gaiter securely in place
    • Item #ODR1090

    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate] Pertex Shield (3-layer), [face fabric] 70D nylon, [inner leg and boot] 500D Cordura
    Front Closure
    Top Closure
    strap-and-cam buckle
    Bottom Attachment
    reinforced boot lace hook
    Recommended Use
    hiking, trekking, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Mom is a Happy Hiker

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Bought these for my mom for her winter snowshoeing adventures. She's used them once so far and found them easy to use and gave good protection in deep snow.

    Well made but wish they had elastic

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    I really liked these but decided to not keep them out of concern that they would be falling down. I'm a slim/petite female and the strap at the top barely got tight enough to hold up. I wish they had elastic draw strings instead. Otherwise I would have kept them if they were a hair smaller!

    Dust-proof 3/4 height gaiters

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

    I used these gaiters to hike Kilimanjaro and they were a god-send with all the dust on the trail when I went. Luckily, I didn't need to use them in the rain (so I cannot comment on their mud/water/snow repulsion), but I was a huge fan of them for hiking in dusty conditions every day, and sliding down the scree after the summit!

    These gaiters do not reach the knee, which I don't mind. The velcro up the front keeps the gaiter from slipping down, even when the top clip is undone, and I'm glad to keep more of my leg ventilated. When I'd finish each day, the portion of pants under my gaiter was always sweaty!

    My annoyance was with the clip for laces as my hiking shoes had a center tie on the top laces and I had to put the clip off-center on the shoe. This made the clip less secure, and I usually had to adjust it 2-3 times each day to keep it in place.

    Overall, I am happy with these and would recommend them for Kili!

    Thank you for the review, Ruth. Really hard to get a gaiter that really breathes well and is waterproof. Even Gore gaiters can leave you sweaty! Really depends on humidity as well.

    Happy Trails,

    OR Rep

    Gets the job done

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used these gaiters for the first time today, post-holing up a mountain for 5 miles...and they worked great! The design is simple and clean, easy to use, and works well enough. I wear a size 7 shoe and am between sizes, so I ordered a medium thinking it would be good if a friend with bigger feet ever wanted to borrow them. After several hours of hiking, I started to get some snow in my boots, making me wish I would've bought the size small, as this likely would'nt have been an issue if I had sized down. If only the bottom of the gaiters were more adjustable to various shoe sizes....other than that I LOVE them!

    Kept my feet dry and stay up perfectly

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have worn Outdoor Research gaiters for years and these are great for keeping out the rain while backpacking. I am 5'5" and the Medium come up to just below my knees. My calves are not particularly big and these always stay up without a problem.

    The Good and Bad

      The water proofing of these haters are great. The function it provides I give it 4 stars, my feet have stayed dry snowshoeing though deep snow for many miles. Now for the bad; the fit of the gaiters is off. I'm only 5.4 and the gaiter only comes up to my mid calf. In the photo it appears that it will come up to your knee, this is not the case. I was so sad that everything else about

      Dry Feet = Happy Feet

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These gaiters are easy to adjust to get a perfect snug fit that will stay secure. How dare we say they are comfortable but in all truth these gaiters will make your powder trudging a lot easier. Give me a shout if you want to talk gaiters or powder trudging.

      Shoe size: 6.5 womens

      Gaiter size: Small

      Eric Watford

      Expert Gearhead


      Instagram: @ericwatford

      Dry Feet = Happy Feet

      If you're right between M/L sizing, would you recommend sizing up or down?


      Hi there, Leta from Outdoor Research here. Thanks for the question, I think its one that many wonder about. I consulted with the Product design manager for this product at OR, so you are in good hands! The question I have is about what boot you are using and how large is your calf? Do you think you have large calves? Thinner calves? Is your boot a bigger mountaineering boot or smaller? These will help you make the right choice.

      Bottom line, even if you realize you got the wrong size, these folks at Backcountry will take good care of you to switch it out!

      I'm here if you have any more questions. Please don't hesitate to ask!

      Any idea if you will get the Orchid - Size L back in stock or are these on their way out?

      Hey Mark,

      Looks like we will be getting the Orchid color in size Large. It might not be till the end of February though. I am going to look in to it more and get back to you. Let's get in touch and if you still need gaiters we can find you some.

      Eric Watford

      Expert Gearhead


      Instagram: @ericwatford