Summit Treestands
Leg Gaiters?
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Hunt98 31-Aug-21
ohiohunter 31-Aug-21
CBFROMND 31-Aug-21
BULELK1 31-Aug-21
WV Mountaineer 31-Aug-21
midwest 31-Aug-21
jdbbowhunter 31-Aug-21
Scrappy 31-Aug-21
JL 31-Aug-21
t-roy 31-Aug-21
WV Mountaineer 31-Aug-21
Bowboy 31-Aug-21
HDE 31-Aug-21
Bob H in NH 31-Aug-21
Bowfinatic 31-Aug-21
KHNC 31-Aug-21
standswittaknife 31-Aug-21
Jaquomo 31-Aug-21
Potro 31-Aug-21
HDE 31-Aug-21
greg simon 31-Aug-21
Jaquomo 31-Aug-21
APauls 31-Aug-21
Lost Arra 31-Aug-21
smarba 31-Aug-21
Mule Power 31-Aug-21
LUNG$HOT 31-Aug-21
Jordanathome 31-Aug-21
TGbow 31-Aug-21
From: Hunt98
31-Aug-21
I’m going on a outfitters (horse back) elk hunt. Leg gaiters are on the recommended list.

Which leg gaiters would work best?

From: ohiohunter
31-Aug-21
Kenetrek or kuiu

From: CBFROMND
31-Aug-21
I have been using Kenetrek and they work fine... but have had minor issues with buckle that goes under the boot coming undone and the metal clip for toe laces isn't the best... My new Kuiu just arrived and the boot strap is adjustable using velcro inside the gaiter and the toe clip is plastic and a bit larger to hold onto the laces... In my opinion having only used around the house the Kuiu seem superior. Get the XL if you are over a 9.5 in size..

From: BULELK1
31-Aug-21

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I really enjoy my King's Camo pairs over the years.

Good luck, Robb

31-Aug-21
Kuiu or OR crocs. Hard to beat either one.

From: midwest
31-Aug-21
Love my KUIU's.

From: jdbbowhunter
31-Aug-21
Kenetrek has worked well for me.

From: Scrappy
31-Aug-21
OR crocs have served me well over the years.

From: JL
31-Aug-21
If you're crossing a creek or stepping in puddles, how does the gaiter keep water from getting inside your boot......or does it?

From: t-roy
31-Aug-21
JL…..It doesn’t stop it completely, but unless your foot is submerged for several seconds, they do a great job of keeping, or at least, slowing the water from infiltrating.

I like my Kuiu gaiters.

31-Aug-21
They will allow you to cross water that would otherwise get in your bouts. But, they have limits too. You gotta be moving long. And, they ain’t waders.

From: Bowboy
31-Aug-21
Kuiu

From: HDE
31-Aug-21
Leg gaiters or leg chaps? Never heard of "leg gaiters" before....

I guess maybe leg gaiters would be full length instead of the half length hiking gaiters.

From: Bob H in NH
31-Aug-21
Priceless walking in snow, keep boots drier and pants dry. Same for early morning dew

31-Aug-21
A vote for kuiu as well The new OR have the buckle right at the btm of the boot is a really poor design that breaks right away

From: KHNC
31-Aug-21
I have used Kennetreks for 4 years now. Very pleased with them. Also have a pair of Rivers West gaiters. They are much better for snow and cold, but are too hot otherwise. They have stretch rubber/velcro around the ankles, a metal string clip and do not have to attach under your boot to stay in place.

31-Aug-21
I use my kuiu ones because I have them and my vanity, but honestly, my Kenetrek ones have always been the most comfortable...

From: Jaquomo
31-Aug-21
I never use the under-boot strap. It collects mud, and snow will build up on it into a frozen ice ball. Just a PIA. I hook the front hook into the front boot lace and have never had an issue with them riding up.

From: Potro
31-Aug-21
River Wesdt is had I had use for several years

From: HDE
31-Aug-21
I did recently pick up a pair of the new Stone Glacier gaiters for use this year. They seem to be way more durable than the Kenetrek's I've used the past few years.

From: greg simon
31-Aug-21
Be sure they match your pants!!!

From: Jaquomo
31-Aug-21
Greg, so true. I boguth6a pair of Salomon GTX Ultra boots on sale for about half price because they were sky blue. Now my whole hunting outfit is sky blue because I couldn't stand the mismatch.

From: APauls
31-Aug-21
Only gaiters I've ever had have been a pair of Kuiu I bought years ago and I have zero complaints. They can be like putting on a warm hug on a cold frosty morning ;)

From: Lost Arra
31-Aug-21
If you hunt in sage brush, gaiters do a great job keeping your laces from getting grabbed-untied. I use Kuiu for elk but I've got some old Kenetrek (minus the understrap) worn over my Mucks with the barbed wire eaten uppers when deer hunting.

From: smarba
31-Aug-21
Sitka gaiters are really nice also.

From: Mule Power
31-Aug-21
I have a like new pair of Sitka for sale.

From: LUNG$HOT
31-Aug-21
Kenetrek. Have had same pair now for 5 yrs. getting a bit worn but still in commission.

From: Jordanathome
31-Aug-21
LMAO at Lou! I have an old pair of OR gaiters, under the shoe buckle, work great for me for dewy mornings crossing meadows or wet days in general. Anything to keep those socks from wicking in moisture!

From: TGbow
31-Aug-21
I been thinkin about gaiters for snakes instead of snake boots

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