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Outdoor Research - Crocodiles Gaiter

Outdoor Research Crocodiles Gaiter

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$66.71 Original price:$88.95
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    Tech Specs

    [membrane/laminate] Gore-Tex (3-layer), [leg panel] 70D Cordura (100% nylon), [foot panel, back leg panel] 1000D Cordura (100% nylon)
    BioThane instep strap
    Recommended Use:
    ice climbing, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    Crocodiles Gaiter

    The proven Outdoor Research Crocodiles Gaiter has been there, done that, and will gladly do it all over again. The waterproof and breathable 3-layer Gore-Tex is built to perform in the harshest environments, while the strategically placed 1000D Cordura prevents damage from pointy crampons, sharp granite, and hard-shell boots.

    • Durable and waterproof gaiters made for your next adventure
    • 3L Gore-Tex laminate releases sweat while sealing out moisture
    • Cordura reinforcements add longevity to handle daily wear and tear
    • Biothane Instep strap locks in a reliable fit for long days
    • Hook and loop closure allows for quick on and off while on the move
    • Large circumference accommodates alpine boots of all kinds
    • Low weight keeps your legs feeling rested and ready to push on

    Great Quality

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    Great Quality Product! I wear a size 13 boot and the XL fits great. Perfect performance over 3 years of winter use in the CO mountains.

    Sizing guide is off

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Ordered the XL since I wear 11.5 boots. Even with large pants and heavy winter boots, the smallest adjustment is still too big.

    Hey Belvin--sorry you had a bad experience with the sizing. We'd be happy to refund your return shipping if you'd like to try a smaller size.

    Belvin - Apologies for the difficulty to size these correctly. There are so many factors needed to be considered. Did you refer to any sizing guide or did you guess? The size also takes into consideration calf size, as well as boot size, so I can understand the confusion. I hope you were able to get the right size!

    OR Rep


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Keep the snow out of boots, waterproof for walking through high grass. A bit tight trying to get them over mountaineering double boots, fine with singles or hiking boots, won't fit over snowboard boots. Some holes from crampons easily repaired with Tenacious Tape.

    Good to have!

      These gators are very sturdy. They have a thick rubber foot strap. The cinch at the top is well made. The seems are sturdily double stitched.

      Thank you Trish!

      OR Rep

      Great Addition To Your Packing List

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I used these on a winter camping trip in Idaho and I was so glad I had them. They are perfect for keeping your ankles dry from any snow (or melted puddles) you are going through. I love how easy they are to get on and off from the velcro closures and the strap that goes under your boot is great because you can easily adjust it perfect to where you need it to be if you are switching from cross country ski boots to different winter boots multiple times a day. They weren't totally waterproof but they did do a great job at keeping most of the snow and moisture out which is exactly what I needed them to do!

      Hey Laurel, tell me more about the "not totally waterproof" part. Did snow get under the rand? Were the boots you were using too small in volume (cross country ski boots) for the gaiter, so the snow snuck up inside?)?

      These gaiters definitely require a larger volume boot - like a bigger hiking boot vs a lower profile / volume cross country ski boot. Even if you have a small size foot, the difference in volume from one boot to another makes a difference. A good choice for smaller volume boots would be something with an elasticized rand, like the Rocky Mountain High gaiter, as one option. Thank you for the review, and I hope that makes sense!

      OR Rep

      Solid construction

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Very well made and easy to put on and off

      Hey Michael, much appreciated review! Happy Trails -

      OR rep

      Great for some shoeing

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Great gators. Easy to put on and will keep the snow out for a day of snow shoeing. Straps in all the right places to keep these puppies up on your legs as you trudge through the snow. What Can I say. Simple well designed gear hear. Does its job with no extra hassle and will live in your gear room for years to come.

      Thank you for the review, George!

      OR Rep

      Love these things

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are Bombproof, I've taken them on lots of trips including mountaineering adventures, completely waterproof and super functional!

      Many thanks for the review, Spencer!

      OR Rep

      The Best Gaiters

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I got my first pair of OR Gaiters in the Mid-90s and they lasted over 20 years. I finally had to get rid of them when I had worn through one of the straps. I don't even know how many miles I walked/skied/climbed in them. It seems like some improvements have been made to the newer models: stronger velcro, extra velcro closures, stronger straps and buckles, and a slightly better fit (meaning you can wear them more comfortably over a variety of footwear). If you need gaiters, you will never regret purchasing these.

      Great review - Thank you Jason!

      OR Rep


        Fits well over my Scarpa Rebels. Wore these up rainier, baker, hood, and a few other summits. The goretex really holds up, was skeptical of the gaiter size I was recommended to buy (Large) but fits well with my size 9 foot.

        Thank you for the review, Kevin!

        OR Rep

        nice size

          Although I have not made it to the snow yet, I wanted to say these gaiters are a good size. XXL is approximately 20-21 inches at the top in diameter. Fits around my big calf with overalls on. Will use for hunting. Will get back to here if there problems. I usually laugh that someone rates something without using, but found these last minute. Ordered Saturday and were delivered Wednesday in time for my trip. Thank you for being true to size as last year xl from competitor were extremely small and finding out in the woods was a bad fubar. Yes I am a lot backwards these days....

          Great to hear - thank you for the review, Randolph!

          OR Rep

          awesome Gaiters

            kept the snow out while snow shoeing early season, also was nice not having to worry about rocks getting in my shoes also!

            Thanks Ryan!
            OR Rep

            Pretty nice

            • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

            Got these for a brother and he seems to like them.

            Should I or shouldn't I

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            Looking for new gaiters for my girlfriend. We've both had OR Crocodile gaiters. Hers have a slice in them now. My reluctance comes for these reasons: I find it strange that the hook goes on the lace after the velcro closure is closed. My other gaiters hook before closing the velcro. It's more awkward hooking the closed gaiter. Maybe there's a reason that was designed that way. I'd like to know what that is. Also the little velcro flap that gives security to the main velcro closure is worthless since it separated from the backing material and is pretty much permanently connected to the main velcro while the backing material just floats on the outside (I suppose I could cut it off). I believe that OR was founded when somebody thought the world needed a better gaiter. I have not found the OR gaiters to be that great. They have replaced my scree gaiters numerous times but I finally felt bad about asking again and again and finally bought another brand which I like very much. Now that the girlfriend needs new gaiters I'm looking at these and wondering if I should get them. They are up there with the most expensive so it makes me think they should be the best. But my experience says keep shopping.

            Great hunting gaiters

            • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

            Found these to run true to my shoe size. These have been very useful for the mixed conditions that can come with hunting in Montana. They are durable and keep my pants dry. Can withstand the wettest conditions. Easy to put on and go. No reason to have wet pants or boots with a product like this available!

            Buying the right size

              These are the best out there in my book. Lucky I got the right size XXL size 13 snow boot. Make sure to ask them what size you need for the right boot

              A super version of the Rocky Mountains

              • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

              Only main difference i could easily spot between these and the expeditions was the upper closure system, but for the price difference I can skip the Velcro (I looked at adding some, but is hard to fit through the loop).
              Basically are amped up OR Rocky Mountains. XXL pairs well with Baruntse 47.5/13.5, but tightens only to the 4th hole, don't think they make bigger anyways.
              Sturdy construction, no worrying about the strap tearing out like on older style.

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