Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sea to Summit Tumbleweed gaiters




Often when I do a day walk I just wear a pair of low cut hiking shoes.  Only problem is that dirt, water mud etc often makes its way into the shoe and once that happens your on a fast track to discomfort.

Anyway, thought I'd look around for a small pair of gaiters and came across the Sea to Summit Tumbleweeds. They are inexpensive and work well.  I compared them to a few other brands in the shop and they appeared to be better quality.  They have a simple boot clip, using cord which can be easily replaced and also a sturdy lace hook.  The gaiters have a large wide strip of velcro to fasten the front and two press studs to make sure that they stay closed.  They also have a draw cord at the top to keep them tight on the calf.  

I just managed to get the back of the gaiter over the top ankle section of the upper and it stayed there over the duration of a descent walk.  

So if you after a light weight pair of gaiters check these out.

2 comments:

  1. I often go long distance hiking and for me, lightweigh gaiters made of single-layered nylon fabric are the best ones. But when temperatures dip, I switch on to a multi-layered fabric which is important to keep my legs and feet insulated. For lighter gaiters, I also want them waterproof with hook and loop enclosures in front and hooks at my shoes' bottoms. I find that these protects me from mud and puddles. If you need inspiration in choosing your gaiters, this site has great reviews so you'll know the right one for you: http://myoutdoorslife.com/gear/camping-and-hiking/best-gaiters.html

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