Gaiters

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Gaiters

Postby nicolaasdekker » Thu May 13, 2010 4:10 pm

Going to do a bit of an epic +-200km beach trek this holiday and trying to find some gaiters that don't cost an arm and a leg.

These are made for running shoes, anyone got experience with them? will they fit over my hiking boots?
https://www.mountainmailorder.co.za/ind ... uctId=1523

or anyone wanting to sell their old ones?
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Re: Gaiters

Postby DiabolicDassie » Thu May 13, 2010 4:22 pm

I got some 360 degree ones last year for an ice climbing trip, that weren't to expensive ~R200 and the fit boots an work very well. Actually picked them up in a Sportsmans Warehouse.

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Re: Gaiters

Postby nicolaasdekker » Thu May 13, 2010 4:30 pm

how well did it seal at the top?
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Re: Gaiters

Postby Not » Thu May 13, 2010 4:35 pm

My mountain gaiters seal well at the top. I think it really depends on how tightly you want to pull that drawstring. I'm guessing you will always get some sand getting through on a beach trek.

Also - I've sent you a PM - selling my (not so) old gaiters.
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Re: Gaiters

Postby shorti » Fri May 14, 2010 2:43 pm

Gaiters? At the beach! Do you have fat ankles or what? :?

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Re: Gaiters

Postby nicolaasdekker » Sat May 15, 2010 9:06 am

Sand, sand and more sand for 7 days. number must wear hot hiking boot to support ankles and must have gaiters to keep sand out.
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Re: Gaiters

Postby RobF » Sat May 15, 2010 12:20 pm

I just have to ask, where are you going? 7 days, 200km, sand sand and more sand?

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Re: Gaiters

Postby nicolaasdekker » Sat May 15, 2010 3:53 pm

No where special :) just ambling on the beach from the tip of the Durban Bluff to Port Edward on the South Coast, could probably walk it in 5 days or run it in 3-4 but want to have the time to look around catch some fish (ultra lighting so not taking much food). as long as the whole trip cost stays under R200 I'm happy, I have the time but no money
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Re: Gaiters

Postby nicolaasdekker » Sat May 15, 2010 3:58 pm

Decided to make my own, just need something to keep the sand out that I can wear all day without overheating too much. Going to make a pair from the same material my polyrunning shorts are made of breathes and dries real quick.
Anyone know where I could by this material in Durban?
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Re: Gaiters

Postby shorti » Mon May 17, 2010 10:34 am

nicolaasdekker wrote:Sand, sand and more sand for 7 days. number must wear hot hiking boot to support ankles and must have gaiters to keep sand out.
I see, sounds like it could be a fun adventure, enjoy.

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Re: Gaiters

Postby thomsonza » Mon May 17, 2010 10:48 am

Hey hey,

I have a pair of those gaiters. For sand they work brilliantly and they have quite a tight seal at the top and allow minimal sand through. I used them on Kilimanjaro during the dry season and they worked great.

I would recommend them for beach trekking and they work fine with boots too.

Enjoy!


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