Snake Gaiters
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Contributors to this thread:
TGbow 01-Sep-21
TGbow 04-Sep-21
wkochevar 04-Sep-21
TGbow 04-Sep-21
[email protected] 04-Sep-21
TGbow 04-Sep-21
PECO 05-Sep-21
TGbow 05-Sep-21
Rocky D 05-Sep-21
TGbow 05-Sep-21
Rut Nut 05-Sep-21
TGbow 05-Sep-21
Stealth2 05-Sep-21
TGbow 05-Sep-21
btb 05-Sep-21
TGbow 05-Sep-21
Griz 09-Sep-21
TGbow 09-Sep-21
Rut Nut 09-Sep-21
From: TGbow
01-Sep-21
Im thinkin about goin to snake gaiters ..I probably have another season left out of my Lacrosse snake boots. Just curious if anybody has used both gaiters n snake boots? What is your opinion on both? Thanks

From: TGbow
04-Sep-21
Anybody?

From: wkochevar
04-Sep-21
Have heard good things about Turtle skins.

From: TGbow
04-Sep-21
Thanks William. One thing about the gaiters is i can use them with whatever boots or shoes Im wearing..Ive never used them though

04-Sep-21
TGBow I bought some for a Texas turkey hunt I've never used if you're looking.You are welcome to try them first

From: TGbow
04-Sep-21
That would be good, how do you like them as far as way they feel over your boots? I know you didnt use them on the hunt but just your impression?

From: PECO
05-Sep-21
The only advise I can give you is don't get the cheap hard plastic snake gators. They are uncomfortable and you won't wear them. They feel ok until you start walking around.

From: TGbow
05-Sep-21
Peco, think Im gonna stick with the rubber snake boots. Lots wet areas where I hunt so Im usually wearing rubber boots anyway. From my reserach I did see where some of them look like they would be noisey

From: Rocky D
05-Sep-21
TG, I have used a couple of types and always go back to the boots. I just bought a pair from Danner.

The chaps for me always seemed like a temporary solution to a permanent problem.

From: TGbow
05-Sep-21
RockyD, that's what I figured would happen after doin some research

From: Rut Nut
05-Sep-21
I have the turtle skins and they are great with my heavier backpacking boots. That said, I don’t tend to wear them for most hunting situations. I have Rocky 17” snakeboots and Lacrosse Rubber Snakeboots I wear for hunting. I only wear the gaiters on backpacking trips or longer hikes where I want the support (and fit) of my backpacking boots.

BTW, Peco is right! If you go with the gaiters, spend the money and go with the Turtle Skins, you won’t be disappointed.

From: TGbow
05-Sep-21
Thanks everyone for the info. Perry, I have Lacrosse snake boots, 18", they dont make the 18" any longer..they been good. Last year I used some shoe goo to patch em up

From: Stealth2
05-Sep-21
I use LaCrosse Snake boots AND Turtleskin Snake Gaiters. Expensive but well worth the money. When sneaking around in the spring for turkeys, my areas cover plenty of Copperhead and timber Rattlesnake hideouts. never leave home without them.

From: TGbow
05-Sep-21
Dang Joe, I know you are a ground hunter like myself...the TS gaiters must not be that noisey if you are usin them. Double protection wont hurt

From: btb
05-Sep-21
I wear Turtle skins all the time, but I do live and hunt in southern Arizona.

From: TGbow
05-Sep-21
Bruce, I live in south Alabama, lots of cotton mouths and rattlers.

From: Griz
09-Sep-21
I wore them a couple of times in Wyoming and found them to be comfortable but hot. A few years ago I got hit by a rattler just above my gaiters on the kneecap. Stay away from dry gulches with banks!!! Fortunately, it hit the bone of my kneecap and didn't inject much venom. Just enough to make the 26 hour ride home uncomfortable. No drama like Rut Nut's encounter.

From: TGbow
09-Sep-21
Dang Grizz..Im glad it wasnt worse.

From: Rut Nut
09-Sep-21
I remember when you told me about that Griz. NO DRAMA is good! ;-)

BTW, they DO make snake CHAPS! : )

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