- Jun 8, 2015 at 11:35 am #1329682
I'm fed up with the fit of my OR Verglas gaiters and need a better fitting pair for mountaineering/alpine climbs. I have fairly long and skinny legs and the Verglas gaiters in medium were simultaneously too short (did not stay above the calf muscle) and too baggy. Can anyone recommend a mountaineering gaiter that would work well with that body type? Bonus points if it has a better top closure than the flimsy buckle on the Verglas.
I only use gaiters for mountaineering/climbing with significant snow, so looking for something with some crampon protection but otherwise lightweight. The Verglas were nice in that respect. I usually climb in uninsulated Salewa Raven boots- I imagine if I start climbing in conditions that need a heavier boot I'll have different gaiter requirements altogether.Jun 9, 2015 at 8:04 am #2205714
David ChenaultBPL Member
@davecLocale: Queen City, MT
BD Frontpoints are nice and slim fitting. Not super tall, but mine don't sag.Jun 10, 2015 at 9:42 pm #2206211
Thanks for the suggestion, I'll give those a try.Jun 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm #2207009
Will ElliottBPL Member
@elliott-willLocale: Juneau, AK
they are very trimJun 27, 2015 at 8:01 pm #2210600
Jeff JeffBPL Member
BD Frontpoints are indeed nicely patterned and trim.
With that said, OR Crocs are still my go to pair.Jul 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm #2211800
r mBPL Member
Albeit only have used my phantom guides for a week but still. They were a pleasure. Less faff. More effective. Quicker. Warmer. It was great. While I have yet to fall into a semifrozen stream, I think they'd have kept my feet dryer than more traditional options.Jul 6, 2015 at 10:07 pm #2212789
I used the BD frontpoints climbing Mt Olympus over the holiday weekend. Much better fit and cinching hardware than the OR stuff. Minimal sagging over the course of a 17 hour summit day. Probably a little heavier than the OR verglas but I think they are keepers. Great recommendation, y'all.
The integrated gaiter boots do seem like the best solution. Maybe I will explore getting a pair when I start climbing in colder/higher altitude conditions.
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