GAITERS

NOTE: We offer approximately a 3% discount for cash. Prices are shown in the format: credit/cash.

Gaiters are worn to protect shins from vines, thorns and branches that might be encountered in the forest. We carry gaiters from two makers, VJ and Treklite. Each company makes their different size gaiters with a consistent width to length ratio, so size is determined by length, which should match the distance from below the kneecap to the top of the foot. The VJ gaiters are a bit narrower than the Treklites. MostThe VJ and Treklite models have a zipper in the back, and have elastic fabric on the back to provide a snug fit. The zipper opens at the bottom to make it easier to put the gaiters on, but that may not be wide enough to put them on with shoes on.

VJ:

VJ Pro Tech gaiters provide moderate protection that is adequate for most US venues, using a wide protective pad with a waffle-like appearance. They have a tab at the bottom with two holes through which the shoelaces can be tied, to keep the bottom of the gaiter down. The lengths of the VJ gaiters are:

   Small: 12.5"
   Medium: 14"
   Large: 16"
   X Large: 17"

They are available in navy or black, and have a zipper: Pro Tech Cat# 301 $38.25/$37.00

Treklite:

Treklite Thornzip gaiters have a long tab at the bottom with Velcro that fastens around the bottom of the shoelaces. They have a thick layer of foam padding in an open pocket, so that it can be removed for washing. They provide more protection than the VJ's, but they are warmer. The lengths of the Treklite gaiters are:

   Small: 10" - 12"
   Medium: 12" - 14"
   Large: 14" - 17"

They have a zipper, and are available in yellow, red, green, blue, and black. Thornzip Cat# 311 $38.25/$37.00

Vapro

Vapro gaiters from Sweden are similar in weight to VJ gaiters, but do not have a zipper. They have a stirrup that goes around the foot rather than a means of tying the bottom to your shoelaces. They come only in black. The lengths of the Vapro gaiters are:

   XX Small: 10.5" - 11"
   X Small: 11" - 11.5"
   Small: 11.5" - 12.5"
   Medium: 12" - 14"
   Large: 13" - 15"
   X Large: 14 - 16"

Vapro gaiters Cat# 321 $38.25/$37.00

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5/18/16