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  • Coated-nylon lower section covers top of boots and provides water resistance, while uncoated upper section allows breathability
  • Wide 1 in. hook-and-loop front closure for easy on and off; hook-and-loop tab at the bottom of front closure prevents separation while in use
  • Top closes with a strap and a flat buckle that's comfortable even if used against bare skin when wearing shorts
  • Elastic bottom hem accommodates a wide variety of boot styles
  • The Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters are finished with a reinforced boot lace hook and a Hypalon® instep strap


    Gaiter sizes fit U.S. boot sizes as follows:
  • Small: fits men's sizes 4 - 7 and women's 5 - 7
  • Medium: fits men's sizes 6 - 9 and women's 7 - 9
  • Large: fits men's sizes 8 - 11 and women's 9 - 11
  • X Large: fits men's sizes 10 - 13 and women's 11.5 and up

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Best Use Hiking
Gaiter Height Mid-calf
Gaiter Height (in.) 15.75 inches
Max. Top Circumference (in.)
Lower Material Coated - nylon packcloth
Upper Material Nylon packcloth
Lace Hooks Yes
Weight 6.8 ounces
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

For gaiters, please refer to your shoe size.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kept me dry I bought these gaiters while preparing for aJanuary hiking trip in the mountains. Realized after I bought them that I had meant to purchase the Alpine gaiters meant for snow and that these were only water resistant. Because of time constraints I was unable to exchange them and brought them along on my trip. These gaiters worked great. I did some hiking without snowshoes and fell deep into snow more often than I'd like to admit. I was out on the mountain all day and at no point did my legs get wet at all, which was exactly what I was hoping for. I'm glad I made this purchase!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gave mine to the mailman, need another pair Great gaiters, used them hiking in Alaska, snowshoeing in Utah, deep snow, etc. When we had a 2+ foot snowstorm and my mailman was trying to deliver mail with regular pants and galoshes (!) I gave him mine (had to show him how to put them on). Man was he happy. If he does not drop them back, I will just order another pair. These are a great product.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Gaiters Great gaiters. I've used them in rain, snow, sleet, dew covered grass, etc. Never got wet. Never got anything in my boots. They say they're not waterproof, but these have kept me dry. I can't see any reason for me to buy more expensive gaiters.
Date published: 2013-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great in Snow So Far Got these in the mail, and no sooner had I decided to try them on did my area (western U.P. of Michigan) get hit with a strong band of lake effect snow. Rather than suit up in my snowpants to get to work, I decided to try the gaiters out and put them through exactly the type of rigors I'd expect them to survive. Good thing too, because there were 3-4 foot drifts of snow burying my truck, which would've been a terrible time plodding through in just boots and jeans. The gaiters worked great. No snow got through on the bottoms or on top once I'd gotten everything cinched down and tight. I've since gotten out into the really deep stuff out of the parking lot and on the trail, and they're holding up well as I post-hole my way around. They feel light, but that may be because I'm used to having snowshoes strapped on instead (can't give those up just yet). I can feel the cold snow against my legs, which is what I expected since these aren't insulated. Can't wait to try them out in warmer weather to see how they hold up.
Date published: 2013-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My hike up Mount Si to test gaiters was a success Hiked Mount Si in Washington over the weekend wearing these gaiters. During my hike I encountered rain, mud, and near the top around a foot of snow. I must say they did exactly what they're supposed to do. My legs below the knee stayed dry and free of mud. I removed them once mid hike to change my socks and they were simple to put back on in adverse weather conditions. I love them and would recommend to anyone I know.
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light, breathable and supple, very happy I opted for these after having the Gore-Tex version for several years. It occurred to me that my boots are Gore-Tex, and if it's super wet, I'll be wearing rain pants as well. I needed gaiters for those misty days or days when the trail/woods were covered in heavy dew. Also for snow and dust/seeds/etc. In other words, water resistant would be good enough. So I saved some money and got these. After an elk hunting trip in Idaho where I encountered light rain, snowy mountain tops, and lots of underbrush, I am very happy. They kept me dry and kept my boots clear from debris/seeds, etc. They are lighter than the Gore-Tex version and much softer. They stuff into your pack easily and take up much less room than the Gore-Tex version. Only 4 stars today because I can't vouch for their durability. But they seem well made and I imagine if I take care of them, they will last.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gaiters Love these. They fit well and give incredible snow protection. The top buckle seems a little thin, but only time will tell how it stands up. The rubbery strap that goes under the shoe seems really sturdy and is fairly low profile. These are some well-built gaiters.
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tight fit First ordered a Med size based on sizing chart, returned those for a large because they were very tight on my calf muscles. Got the large, but the fit was the same only higher. Returned these and got the low gaiters. Will be trying these next week in Colorado on the CDT.
Date published: 2013-06-20
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I'm looking for something to help keep deer ticks from attaching to my jeans and socks. Any thoughts? Also, what are the heights of the different sizes, XL in particular?

Asked by: jeff owen
These gaiters provide reasonable water-resistance and abrasion protection for your lower leg. However, we cannot state that they are resistant to ticks. The size large in height is 15.75 inches and the extra-large size is approximately 18 inches in height.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-21

What is the calf circumference for the L and XL sizes?

Asked by: BFLOyinzer
The large has a top circumference of 19-5/8" and the X-large has a top circumference of 20-1/2".
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-10

What is the maximum diameter on the top of these gaiters? Is the height measured from the ground, or the bottom edge of the gaiter?

Asked by: cjcm
The top diameter of the men's Rocky Mountain High Gaiters measures 8 inches. The height is measured from the bottom of the gaiter to the top of the gaiter.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-06

Would these work for hiking in ash and boulder fields, like up Mt saint Helens?

Asked by: mikasaures
Yes, this would be a smart option for ash, scree, and shrubbery.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

How will this stand against rattlesnakes?

Asked by: Raffi
The Rocky Mountain High Gaiters are not rated to provide protection against rattlesnakes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-06

I'm looking for something to help keep deer ticks from attaching to my jeans and socks. Any thoughts?

Asked by: jeff owen
Gaiters are very helpful IF you spray them down with permethrin, which paralyzes ticks then kills them. Note that permethrin comes with different bonding agents. You'll want a spray that is made specifically to bond to cloth, which it does remarkably well and lasts through several washings--but with something as nasty as ticks and Lyme disease, I'd spray them each time you use them. It also works against the mosquito that carries ZIka, but note that permethrin does not work on skin. It's best to also use DEET, which repels ticks and other pests, and works on cloth as well as skin. Extensive tests show that a combination of DEET and permethrin works best. Because ticks climb up grass and other plants waiting for a host to walk by, you'll want to get gaiters that are on the taller side. A number of factors will come together to greatly expand the tick population in 2017 and 2018, and they will grow into areas not normally affected. A little prevention is WELL worth it! I know a number of people with Lyme disease, and I knew one person who died of it.
Answered by: Brian
Date published: 2017-06-18

For a women's size 7 shoe which size should I get?

Asked by: Chase Ojala
If the footwear you will be using is a normal hiking shoe, a size small will be best. If you will be using a hiking boot or snow boot, a size medium will be best.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-01

I wear a size 13 boot. I have several pairs of gaiters but all are too small around the ankle and calf. Which brand/model gaiters would be largest in these areas?

Asked by: matt96
The extra large Rocky Mountain gaiters are the largest ones that we have to offer. You may have to alter them by having an additional rip-and-stick panel added to the front opening.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-02
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