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Gaiters / Shoe Traction

Rain gaiters are amongst the simplest and humblest of all outdoor gear, but also the most useful. It's amazing how much of a difference a basic gaiter can make. Even if it's not raining it's always worth popping them in your pack before you set off on a hike. Otherwise, all it takes is walking through a field of wet grass and your pants legs will be soaked. The water will wick up and wet your socks and then make its way down into your boots. Yuck. A pair of lightweight ankle gaiters will stop that happening and prevent burrs, brambles, and grass seeds from hitching a ride on your socks too.
Ice Trekkers (kako Internatio) Ice Trekker Diamond Grip Footwear Traction DIAMOND (Ice Trekkers (kako Internatio))
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters 61121 (Outdoor Research)
Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiter OM4089 (Mountain Hardwear)
Yaktrax Yaktrax Pro Traction Devices PRO (Yaktrax)
Ice Trekkers (kako Internatio) Ice Trekker Diamond Grip Footwear Traction
DIAMOND
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters
61121
Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiter
OM4089
Yaktrax Yaktrax Pro Traction Devices
PRO
$41.95
 
Ice Trekkers (kako Internatio) Ice Trekker Diamond Grip Footwear Traction DIAMOND (Ice Trekkers (kako Internatio))
$40.00
 
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain High Gaiters 61121 (Outdoor Research)
$39.95
 
Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiter OM4089 (Mountain Hardwear)
$29.95
 
Yaktrax Yaktrax Pro Traction Devices PRO (Yaktrax)
Outdoor Research Men's Rocky Mountain High Gaiters 61122 (Outdoor Research)
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters 61007 (Outdoor Research)
Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiter (Fall 2011) OM4089 (Mountain Hardwear)
 
Outdoor Research Men's Rocky Mountain High Gaiters
61122
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters
61007
Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiter
(Fall 2011)

OM4089
 
$39.95
 
Outdoor Research Men's Rocky Mountain High Gaiters 61122 (Outdoor Research)
$32.50
 
Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters 61007 (Outdoor Research)
$34.95
 
Mountain Hardwear Seta Strapless Running Gaiter (Fall 2011) OM4089 (Mountain Hardwear)
 

Snow gaiters do much the same job by stopping snow getting up pant legs or down into boot cuffs. They're essential for mountaineers, winter hikers, and ice climbers. Then we've got running gaiters at the opposite end of the spectrum. These are intended more to keep grit and other nasties from getting into trail running shoes than preventing dampness. This section also houses our shoe traction options. These are like snow chains for your feet, and will make sure you get a good purchase when walking in the winter even when there are icy patches and compacted snow. Those who need a more serious crampon should have a look on the ice tools page in the climbing section.