How to choose and use gaiters
There are mainly three types of gaiters that you can choose from;
1. Hiking gaiters
are typically breathable, lightweight, and provide maximum protection against light, wind, rain, rocks, and grit. They are also waterproof and offer protection in wet weather conditions like snow and rain.
2. Mountaineering gaiters
Mountaineering gaiters provide heavy duty protection with added cushioning and insulation in extreme weather. Salomon
, Black Diamond
, and Vaude
offer the best gaiters!
3. Trail Running
Trail running and walking gaiters
are very lightweight and compact. The main purpose of these gaiters is to simply keep the debris and dirt out of the shoes. They are not usually waterproof.
How to choose the best hiking gaiters for you?
You can choose the gaiters according to their height, size, and features. The sizes come in the following styles;
• Over the ankle gaiters
• Mid calf
How to use gaiters?
Gaiters are not complicated to use and wear. You can put them in any way you like. When you are going hiking or mountaineering, make sure that you put them on properly. Here we will show you the basic points of using gaiters. Have a glance;
• Place the gaiters in a way that the hook and loop closures are in front
• Make sure to keep the instep buckles outside of the shoes
• Adjust the instep straps according to the length of your shoes
• Engage the lace hooks
• Close the hook and loop closures
• Sung the top closures
• Secure other closures