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Ascent™ Gaiter

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1559401

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Our top of the line gaiter, updated from top to bottom for even greater fit and comfort. Designed for mountaineering and backpacking, this snug-fitting gaiter will protect you from dirt, scree, debris -- even crampon snags, thanks to extra heavy-duty fabric shielding your instep. Yet the stretch back panel and elastic top strap ensure ultimate comfort and uninhibited range of motion. The top of the gaiter secures with a simple ladder lock that works like a climbing harness for secure, fasten-once-and-forget-it convenience. Redesigned foot straps are adjustable from either side and repairable in case they ever break in the field.
$65.00
Style# 1559401
product.components.activity: Backpacking / Hiking

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Features & Specs

  • Weight: - 10.7 oz. / 304 g. -
  • Reviewers rated this product: - Large -
  • Good For: - Backpacking / Hiking -

Summary

Our top of the line gaiter, updated from top to bottom for even greater fit and comfort. Designed for mountaineering and backpacking, this snug-fitting gaiter will protect you from dirt, scree, debris -- even crampon snags, thanks to extra heavy-duty fabric shielding your instep. Yet the stretch back panel and elastic top strap ensure ultimate comfort and uninhibited range of motion. The top of the gaiter secures with a simple ladder lock that works like a climbing harness for secure, fasten-once-and-forget-it convenience. Redesigned foot straps are adjustable from either side and repairable in case they ever break in the field.

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Materials

  • Body Fabric: 420 Pack Cloth
  • Fabric Panel: Nylon Knit
  • Fabric Reinforcement: HardWear™ Tarp 25

Measurements

  • Apparel Fit: Accessories
  • Weight: 10.7 oz. / 304 g.

    Details

  • 18" tall
  • Compatible with most footwear, including Mountaineering boots
  • Asymmetric patterning provides protection against crampons on instep
  • 4-way stretch air-permeable and breathable back panels allow air flow for cooling
  • Excellent strength and abrasion resistance
  • Pinless boot strap buckle won't break in the field
  • Imported

Reviews

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gaiters make you look cool! First pair, defective. Lace hook busted loose after 2 uses. Rivets broke. MHW customer service said "WHAT?! You've got defective gear?! No worries, the new ones are on the way!" And they sure were. Had them in hand 2 days later. *the above is really more of a stellar customer service review. Gaiter review below. After receiving my second pair, I put them to work right away. We've gotten quite a bit of snow here lately in Colorado so I wanted to abuse these things as much as possible. I wear them everyday to work and they stay on all day. Generally 12-15+ hours a day. They breath, but not well. I normally have some condensation built up towards the top of the gaiter when I take them off at night. They keep my legs warm and dry from the snow and slush. I'm not certain these are waterproof. They're not advertised as waterproof, but they do a gaiteriffic job at keeping the junk out. **Sizing When layered up at high altitude, the large is nice and snug. But I like that. I wear 11.5 mountaineering boot. When at work with just jeans and a base layer, the large is a little bulky. So whatever the sizing chart says for you, maybe think about dropping down one. Unless you're wearing MHWs absolute zero down suit, I don't think very many people would fall into the extra large category. They work great in the mountains. They work great at work. And you look awesome at the local supermarket. Overall, definitely recommend these bad boys! February 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Well made, but run large This review is strictly based on fit and perceived quality since I haven't worn them out in the snow yet. These gaiters run extremely large. I wear a 10.5 in hiking and mountaineering boots (La Sportiva Trango for reference) and first ordered a large. I wasn't able to tighten them down enough to get a proper seal around the boot and snow would have come up through the bottom if I had used them. The size chart says that I could have even bought an XL (10-14). I returned them for a medium (6-9?!) and they fit properly. The quality seems to be very good, but I will update this after I have put some miles on them. December 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Foot strap buckle broke the first day of use The gaiter material and foot strap seem very durable. You get the option for replacing the straps in the event that they break which I think excellent feature. However, the foot strap buckles are not durable and cannot be replaced. Mine broke the first day of use. I'm a firm believer of trying something on before I get it but saw on the sizing chart that an XL would fit boot sizes 10-14. I wear a size 12, so I assumed that with a few minor adjustments I would be good to go. Not the case. The gaiter felt pretty baggy and wouldn't stay clipped to the top of my boot regardless of how I adjusted the foot strap. November 11, 2014
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