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Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters - Unisex

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  • Gore-Tex®/Taslan® nylon uppers are waterproof and breathable; durable lower panels of coated Cordura® nylon are lined with packcloth
  • Changing the amount of overlap on the 2-inch wide rip-and-stick closure adjusts the bottom circumference, allowing a fit over different boots
  • Top closes with an adjustable 0.75-in. wide nylon webbing strap and a low-profile cam buckle
  • Tapered at the ankle, reducing crampon-catching fabric; asymmetric bottom edge provides a sleek, snug fit around the boot
  • Rugged, urethane-coated nylon instep strap with buckle secures the fit; instep strap is replaceable
  • Use the double-riveted boot lace hook to keep the Outdoor Research Crocodile gaiters from shifting

Gaiter sizes fit U.S. boot sizes as follows:

  • Small fits men's sizes 4 - 7 and women's 5.5 - 8.5
  • Medium fits men's sizes 6 - 9 and women's 7.5 - 10.5
  • Large fits men's sizes 8 - 11 and women's 9.5 - 12.5
  • X Large fits men's sizes 10 - 13 and women's 11.5 and +
  • XX Large fits men's sizes 12 - 15, women's N/A


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Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters - Unisex Specs
Best use
16 inches
Cordura nylon/packcloth nylon
3-layer Gore-Tex/Taslan nylon
10.2 ounces
Gaiter height
Gaiter height (in.)
Lower material
Upper material
Lace hooks

Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters - Unisex

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Rated 4.6852/5 based on 54 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromGarbage! Poor quality control led to me getting a pair that came apart at the seams after one use. The stitching was placed too close to the edge of the material and so it came apart. Now I have a giant hole on the front of one of the gaiters. I've been unable to repair it and so I just go out with a [$] product and get wet. Won't be buying OR stuff again.
Date published: 2007-12-25
Rated 1out of5
by fromQuality has slipped I have owned a pair of these gaiters in the past and loved them. HOWEVER, my old pair finally wore out about 1 1/2 years ago and I purchased a new pair. I am now on my third pair since then. On the last two pair the stitching has come undone after just a couple of uses. Thank god for the return policy at REI. I'd get a pair from a different manufacturer, but they do not carry any at my local store.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 3out of5
by fromGaiters bunching around my ankles Bought these 3 years ago after going thru the heavy duty gaiters from lesser brands. These worked fine the first 1.5 snow seasons then they began to droop. I think they were stiff enough the first 1.5 seasons to want to "stand up", but are now too pliant to not droop unless tightly fastened below the knee. Whenever they droop I play with the fastener and I have a lot of experience with this now. One alternative is to tighten the top strap above the calf (right below the knee) as much as possible. Unfortunately, for this to work well seems to require them to be so tight that I begin getting calf cramps. Anything less than "too tight" gets them to stay up for a while and then after a few miles or so one leg or the other and then both droop and end up around my ankles. Again, these were the perfect gaiters for the first 1.5 seasons. Judging from the other reviews I may be the only person in the world to experience any problems with these gaiters. However, I took them out last weekend for the first time this season and they wound up around my ankles again and again.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4out of5
by fromWell made and sturdy Great for keeping snow out of shoes when snowshoeing, XC skiing
Date published: 2013-02-20
Rated 4out of5
by fromAll you need, maybe even more. This gator is even more than I needed. It keeps every flake of snow out of your boots, keeps you dry and adds a nice amount of warmth when the temperature gets well below zero. So, if you want to make sure that your backcountry ski trip or your snowshoeing is comfortable, warm, and dry with no doubts at all, this is the gator for you. However, you could probably be very comfortable is something a little less expensive also.
Date published: 2007-09-11
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat for Climbing These gaiters have served me very well on the mountains. They're durable and pack well. My only complaint is that the closure at the bottom SOMETIMES makes the velcro difficult to align, particularly when wearing heavy gloves.
Date published: 2007-09-19
Rated 4out of5
by fromThe Longest Lasting Piece of Gear I Own OR has really dialed in the Gaiter with the Crocodile. I have had my set for nearly a decade and they still look new. They aren't light but incredibly durable and versatile. Word to the Wise: If you're using them for snow remember to read the instructions sewn-in to each pair. Other-wise you'll have wet feet. Also, when they need to be cleaned I just toss them in the washer, no detergent, then just air dry them and they're ready to go.
Date published: 2007-09-20
Rated 4out of5
by fromExcellent Product and Service A note to [...], who was dissatisfied with this product, and anyone else who is considering OR crocodile gaiters.I bought a pair of OR crocodile gaiters from REI at least 15 years ago. Wore them regularly every winter. Recently, the seam on the front that holds the velcro to the shell failed. (Truth be told, I probably contributed to the failure because I should have had the next larger size.)Based on info from the OR web site, I learned they have a UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE. I simply mailed the old pair to OR, and a couple weeks later, I received a brand new pair, no questions, no hassle.I rated these four stars because they did fail eventually, but this was **far** outweighed by OR's extraordinary service and return policy.
Date published: 2009-02-19

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