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  • Ultralight, waterproof and breathable 3-layer Pertex® Shield ripstop nylon upper sections offer maximum breathability
  • Rugged 500-denier Cordura® nylon lower sections resist snow and rain while offering excellent durability where you need it most
  • Cordura nylon sections rise higher on inside of ankles for best protection
  • Low-profile leg shape reduces snagging; tapers slightly at ankles for a sleek fit
  • Asymmetric bottom edges are curved to fit boots evenly with no gaps, keeping dirt, twigs, scree and snow out of boots
  • Tops feature comfortable 3/4-in. nylon webbing straps with low-profile cam buckles to keep gaiters from slipping down legs
  • Outdoor Research Verglas gaiters have double-riveted boot lace hooks to grab laces, helping keep gaiters in place
  • Easy-access hook-and-loop closures open in front for quick on/off; plus, they can be adjusted for a custom fit
  • Hypalon® instep straps offer excellent durability and easy adjustment; loops above buckles keep strap ends from flapping

Imported.

    Gaiter sizes fit U.S. boot sizes as follows:
  • Small: fits women's sizes 5 - 7
  • Medium: fits women's sizes 7 - 9
  • Large: fits women's sizes 9 - 11

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Specs

Best Use Mountaineering
Waterproof Yes
Type Of Waterproofing Pertex Shield waterproof breathable laminate
Gaiter Height Knee
Gaiter Height (in.) 15 inches
Max. Top Circumference (in.)
S
15 inches
M
16 inches
L
17 inches
Lower Material Cordura nylon
Upper Material Ripstop nylon laminate
Lace Hooks Yes
Weight 7.3 ounces
Gender Women's

Size chart

Sizing notes

For gaiters, please refer to your shoe size.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too short While in a REI store, was advised by an employee to buy these in a medium. Have used 4 times for hikes in snow. I'm 5'7 and these reach only 2 inches below the calf's narrow point just below the knee. Due to their stiffness, they don't fall completely down but they don't stay all the way up either. Have tightened but that's uncomfortable. FYI: According to REI's customer service: all sizes in women's are the same height and width as the rest of the women's gators. All the men's gators are the same height and width as the rest of the men's gators. What varies from size to size is the part that covers the top of the shoe.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy and Cute I got these for a trip hiking in Scotland. I got good use out of them since I happened to go when they had flooding (and it's Scotland). They stayed on, tightened around my leg and kept my feet dry. The only time I got wet was when i stepped into bog past my knees but that wasn't the gaiter's fault. If you want to stay perfectly dry in boggy conditions, get a longer pair. But I didn't want something too long that would slow me down so these worked great. I'm a women's size 9 so I got a medium and it fits fine
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable protection They aren't the lightest gaiter on the market, but they are perhaps the most reliable. The Verglas gaiters keep your feet and calves dry, even in the soggiest of conditions. I use them for wet-weather hiking/backpacking and for alpine ascents and approaches. I keep my gaiters over my crampons as a crampon bag and I've never seen a compromise to their strength or waterproofness as a result. If you're looking for something tried and true, this is the gaiter to get.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from too short These gaiters are great except that they are too short on my legs. We use these for protection in desert grasslands. I am 5'6", so not that tall, but these are not long enough, I am going to purchase mens for the extra height. I will miss the lovely orchid color though.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The guy who invented these needs a Nobel Prize. Pros: Waterproof, pretty color, fit well, adjustible, sturdy Cons: Buckle for the strap under the boot just does not want to stay buckled all the way, lace hook didn't want to stay hooked either, plastic fastener at top is a bit fragile. I took these gaiters on multiple hiking trips culminating in a 40 day expedition in the Wind River Wilderness. All said, I love them! How had I ever gone through life without gaiters! Mine and those other girl who had these kind, were the only two whose gaiters did not in some way fail on this trip. Only advice, do not smack these against a rock to help dry them. That probably will break the plastic fastener. Otherwise, it held up admirably. The strap under the boot would NOT stay in place on the gaiter, meaning I constantly had a strap hanging off the side. It stayed buckled (as in fastened fully under my boot in the right spot) the entire trip but once; however, I constantly had to make sure that the strap was at least going through the second part of the buckle. It fit well with my crampons. After fording several rivers and creeks, I was quite please with the water resistance of these gaiters. The velcro stayed fastened and did not fray excessively. I did need a Medium instead of a Large (so I think they tend to run a bit big), but given how well they are holding up to my punishment, it might be quite a while before I find myself in need of a new pair. :)
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They do the job I'm 5'6" and these fit me perfectly. I use them for snow hiking and bushwacking, they feel fine, protect my shins, calves and ankles, don't weight a ton.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greater Gaitors These are perfect so far. I bought them because cool colored women's snow boots aren't available in my giant size. I use these in deep snow with my men's hiking boots. They haven't let me down yet.
Date published: 2016-01-12
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Will these be good for gorilla trekking? Will they ward off thorns and stinging nettle? Thank you.

Asked by: KGreen
These are lightweight waterproof gaiters meant for mountain terrain and snow. While they could ward of nettles, thorns could tear the fabric. For a more durable gaiter we recommend: https://www.rei.com/product/846538/outdoor-research-crocodile-gaiters-mens​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-12

DO you know if this gaiter will protect from poisonous snake bites while hiking?

Asked by: KIMDIXIE
These gaiters are not rated to protect against snake bites. We do not carry any gaiters to protect against snakes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02

What is the maximum calf size these can accommodate?

Asked by: Seattle Biomed PhD
Unfortunately, we do not have a maximum calf size as it can vary person to person and depend on what other layers you are wearing under the gaiter. However, the top of the gaiter measures approximately 19.5 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-20

I'm hiker & need something to keep ticks off my ankles/legs. I have lowtop hiking boots/shoes 

Asked by: Susie
These gaiters are not rated to protect against ticks. We recommend treating your clothes/gaiters with permethrin which actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects. https://www.rei.com/product/768970/sawyer-permethrin-pump-spray-24-oz
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

I have thin calls approximately 11 " at widest. Can these be adjusted for my size and/ or if they are larger Will they stay up while hiking through mud?

Asked by: Siren
We do not have a minimum calf size for these gaiters.​ For more information please contact the vendor directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-25

I'm looking for gaiters to wear for mountain-biking--can you recommend something that is flexible enough for biking, durable enough to withstand varied conditions, and safe enough to avoid having straps get hung up on pedals or spokes

Asked by: biker
For product recommendations, please call us at 1-800-426-4840 or visit your local REI for further assistance.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-29

How do I know what size I am? I am a size 7 shoe. I am 5 feet tall and do have strong (thick) calves. I am climbing mt. Kilimanjaro so and they recommend Gaiters. I was at an REI store last night but this one wasn't there. I've never worn Gaiters before/

Asked by: Rosenfeld
Based on the information you provided, we suggest size medium.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-26
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Size chart

Sizing notes

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Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too short While in a REI store, was advised by an employee to buy these in a medium. Have used 4 times for hikes in snow. I'm 5'7 and these reach only 2 inches below the calf's narrow point just below the knee. Due to their stiffness, they don't fall completely down but they don't stay all the way up either. Have tightened but that's uncomfortable. FYI: According to REI's customer service: all sizes in women's are the same height and width as the rest of the women's gators. All the men's gators are the same height and width as the rest of the men's gators. What varies from size to size is the part that covers the top of the shoe.
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy and Cute I got these for a trip hiking in Scotland. I got good use out of them since I happened to go when they had flooding (and it's Scotland). They stayed on, tightened around my leg and kept my feet dry. The only time I got wet was when i stepped into bog past my knees but that wasn't the gaiter's fault. If you want to stay perfectly dry in boggy conditions, get a longer pair. But I didn't want something too long that would slow me down so these worked great. I'm a women's size 9 so I got a medium and it fits fine
Date published: 2016-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable protection They aren't the lightest gaiter on the market, but they are perhaps the most reliable. The Verglas gaiters keep your feet and calves dry, even in the soggiest of conditions. I use them for wet-weather hiking/backpacking and for alpine ascents and approaches. I keep my gaiters over my crampons as a crampon bag and I've never seen a compromise to their strength or waterproofness as a result. If you're looking for something tried and true, this is the gaiter to get.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from too short These gaiters are great except that they are too short on my legs. We use these for protection in desert grasslands. I am 5'6", so not that tall, but these are not long enough, I am going to purchase mens for the extra height. I will miss the lovely orchid color though.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The guy who invented these needs a Nobel Prize. Pros: Waterproof, pretty color, fit well, adjustible, sturdy Cons: Buckle for the strap under the boot just does not want to stay buckled all the way, lace hook didn't want to stay hooked either, plastic fastener at top is a bit fragile. I took these gaiters on multiple hiking trips culminating in a 40 day expedition in the Wind River Wilderness. All said, I love them! How had I ever gone through life without gaiters! Mine and those other girl who had these kind, were the only two whose gaiters did not in some way fail on this trip. Only advice, do not smack these against a rock to help dry them. That probably will break the plastic fastener. Otherwise, it held up admirably. The strap under the boot would NOT stay in place on the gaiter, meaning I constantly had a strap hanging off the side. It stayed buckled (as in fastened fully under my boot in the right spot) the entire trip but once; however, I constantly had to make sure that the strap was at least going through the second part of the buckle. It fit well with my crampons. After fording several rivers and creeks, I was quite please with the water resistance of these gaiters. The velcro stayed fastened and did not fray excessively. I did need a Medium instead of a Large (so I think they tend to run a bit big), but given how well they are holding up to my punishment, it might be quite a while before I find myself in need of a new pair. :)
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They do the job I'm 5'6" and these fit me perfectly. I use them for snow hiking and bushwacking, they feel fine, protect my shins, calves and ankles, don't weight a ton.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greater Gaitors These are perfect so far. I bought them because cool colored women's snow boots aren't available in my giant size. I use these in deep snow with my men's hiking boots. They haven't let me down yet.
Date published: 2016-01-12
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Questions & Answers

Will these be good for gorilla trekking? Will they ward off thorns and stinging nettle? Thank you.

Asked by: KGreen
These are lightweight waterproof gaiters meant for mountain terrain and snow. While they could ward of nettles, thorns could tear the fabric. For a more durable gaiter we recommend: https://www.rei.com/product/846538/outdoor-research-crocodile-gaiters-mens​
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-12

DO you know if this gaiter will protect from poisonous snake bites while hiking?

Asked by: KIMDIXIE
These gaiters are not rated to protect against snake bites. We do not carry any gaiters to protect against snakes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02

What is the maximum calf size these can accommodate?

Asked by: Seattle Biomed PhD
Unfortunately, we do not have a maximum calf size as it can vary person to person and depend on what other layers you are wearing under the gaiter. However, the top of the gaiter measures approximately 19.5 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-20

I'm hiker & need something to keep ticks off my ankles/legs. I have lowtop hiking boots/shoes 

Asked by: Susie
These gaiters are not rated to protect against ticks. We recommend treating your clothes/gaiters with permethrin which actually kill ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers, mites, and more than 55 other kinds of insects. https://www.rei.com/product/768970/sawyer-permethrin-pump-spray-24-oz
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-13

I have thin calls approximately 11 " at widest. Can these be adjusted for my size and/ or if they are larger Will they stay up while hiking through mud?

Asked by: Siren
We do not have a minimum calf size for these gaiters.​ For more information please contact the vendor directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-25

I'm looking for gaiters to wear for mountain-biking--can you recommend something that is flexible enough for biking, durable enough to withstand varied conditions, and safe enough to avoid having straps get hung up on pedals or spokes

Asked by: biker
For product recommendations, please call us at 1-800-426-4840 or visit your local REI for further assistance.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-29

How do I know what size I am? I am a size 7 shoe. I am 5 feet tall and do have strong (thick) calves. I am climbing mt. Kilimanjaro so and they recommend Gaiters. I was at an REI store last night but this one wasn't there. I've never worn Gaiters before/

Asked by: Rosenfeld
Based on the information you provided, we suggest size medium.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-26
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