Love the fit on these. They're snug (without being constricting), stay up easily, and I still have dry socks after a weekend in the mountains!
The only thing I will say it that it can be finicky to connect the zipper when wearing gloves, but aside from that getting them on and off is a cinch.
Great design! Just remember to size appropriately if you're putting them on heavier mountaineering style boots vs hiking shoes.
I love everything about these gaiters except the room in the calf muscle area. I am almost 6 feet tall & even naked, I cannot get them to wrap around my calf, let alone zip them up. With mountaineering boots and pants, I would like the XL size to give 2-3 extra inches......then we are all good to go. Thanks for listening. ;)
I have worn many gaiters over 15 years of mountaineering from Bolivia to Alaska & Iceland, I have never worn a more tailor made comfortable gaiter. I especially like how easy they are to put on & take off, this is a big deal when you are really tired from a long day on the trail or at altitude. A virtually bombproof design!
Been using these for 2 years now, they are alright but far from amazing. The buckles failed quickly. The zipper is a royal pain as it constantly gets snagged on the insulated draft guard, until I cut them out. Not even sure why the zipper needs a draft guard, never heard anybody complain about a cold shin? I purchased a set of XL gaiters, they are very snug around the calves, compared to my friends size Large, it seems the XL sizing only applies to the boot area.