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Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch Air Permeable Gaiters


    Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch Air Permeable Gaiters

    Keep snow and rocks out of your boots with these all-purpose Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch gaiters. See details

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    Item # 769562

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    Keep snow and rocks out of your boots with these all-purpose Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch gaiters.

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    Keep snow and rocks out of your boots with these all-purpose Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch gaiters.

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    Keep snow and rocks out of your boots with these all-purpose Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch gaiters.

    • The upper and lower shells of gaiters are constructed from taslan and packcloth nylons for durability and wind and water resistance
    • 4-way stretch nylon soft-shell rear panels provide a form-fitting seal over your boots; plus, they're breathable
    • Low-profile VELCRO® brand front flap closes securely; top cuff cinches tight with nylon webbing adjustment
    • Pinless boot straps ensure a secure fit underfoot and won't break in the field


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    Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch Air Permeable Gaiters Specs
    Best use
    16 inches
    Ripstop nylon
    92% nylon/8% spandex
    9 ounces
    Gaiter height
    Gaiter height (in.)
    Lower material
    Upper material
    Lace hooks

    Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch Air Permeable Gaiters

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    Mountain Hardwear Ascent Stretch Air Permeable Gaitersis rated3.6667out of5by6.
    Rated4out of5byfromDeep Snow Hiking & SnowshoeingThe boot straps were a bit difficult to fit and could not be adjusted with gloves, but once set, they stayed put. These gaiters stayed in place (top & bottom) were easy to get off and on, and kept knee-deep snow off my lower legs and out of my boots. They are water resistant and moderately breathable for strenuous work in deep snow. I did find some moisture on the inside when taking them off at night, but the there was a significant warmth factor having them over my water/wind proof pants throughout the day. These gaiters even stayed relatively pliable at -8F to get them on with ease. I wear a size 11 with moderately muscular legs and required the XL size.
    Date published: 2014-02-13
    Rated4out of5byfromMore than meets the eyeAlthough I bought these for hiking in warm wet weather they have been extremely useful during the winter when out in the snow to keep pant legs dry and snow out of boots
    Date published: 2014-01-27
    Rated4out of5byfromSo far, so good.These gaiters are a recent winter purchase. I use them to snowshoe and break trail in very deep snow. They are comfortable and keep my boots and lower legs dry, which is the main reason I bought them. However, I nearly returned them after I tried them on at home with my boots for 2 reasons: (1) I don't like the buckle placement for the strap that goes under my boot. It sits right at the bottom edge of my boot, which isn't a big deal for snowshoeing, but I anticipate that it will become an issue in rocky terrain this summer. My guess is that the buckle will get destroyed on rocks.; and (2) the hook that goes over my boot laces didn't hit my laces at the right spot so I couldn't keep the front part of the gaiter down on top of my boots. This was really more a problem with my boots than with the gaiters. I fixed this issue by placing a little metal ring (see photos) on my laces, then hooking the gaiters onto the ring. I'm very happy with the gaiters for use with my snowshoes. I'll have to wait and see how it goes this summer with that buckle in the mud and on rocks. Also, as for sizing, I wear a size 8 women's boot and I bought the small gaiter, which seems to fit well. I have plenty of room around the ankle (and my boots have lots of insulation) and WAY more than enough room around the calf. I think the medium would have been too big. As for staying in place, I haven't experienced any problems at all with the gaiters falling down. I tightened the top strap so that it's comfortably snug and they've never fallen. Once I got it just right, I haven't touched it since. I don't loosen it to take off the gaiters, I just undo the velcro down the front.
    Date published: 2013-12-14
    Rated2out of5byfromFinicky fitReplaced my heavier Black Diamonds with these, but returned after one use for two reasons: 1) the top strap was difficult to adjust and did not provide a good seal against deep snow and 2) the fit around the boot was loose (after multiple adjustments) and snow jammed up around ankles. I use gaiters to keep the snow off my ankles and lower leg--these failed to do so.
    Date published: 2013-05-04
    Rated4out of5byfromgreat product!Easy on/ Easy off. dries quick, durable.
    Date published: 2013-04-10
    Rated4out of5byfromGaitersMy husband has used these twice. So far he likes them.
    Date published: 2013-04-05

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