Buzzard

 

Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Buzzard
Manufacturer Climb High
Page By Jerry L
Page Type Oct 5, 2003 / Oct 5, 2003
Object ID 9507
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Fully lined gaiter with high quality synthetic Thinsulate. Buzzards wll dramatically increase the warmth of any boot. the shell fabric is waterproof and breathable. A stretch rand holds the the gaiter securely in place. The Glacier, a noninsulated version is also available.

Available in sizes from XS to XXL.

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Jerry L - Oct 5, 2003 7:56 pm - Voted 5/5

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This super gaiter works great. I was introduced to these gaiters by some climbers at Mount Washington in New Hampshire. These gaiters are exactly what they say, warm and waterproof. They are very durable and have taken the points of my crampons pretty well with only a few minor tears. I used a spot of glue on the fronts and rears of the gaiters to help hold them in place. This trick seems to work perfect. The zipper is large and is easily accessable. I don't have a single complaint with these gaiters.

Erik Beeler - Dec 19, 2003 9:07 am - Voted 4/5

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I was surprised at how thin the extra layer of thinsulate really was but they do make your feet warmer. There are warmer super gaiters out there on the market so if you are looking for no holds barred extra warmth then find something else. They go on with a bit of struggling a adjusting but seem to hold well. The stretch rand allows for putting step in crampons on and seals well except in the front part of the arch where the rand can't stay tight to the boot. This allows some snow to be forced in there. Not perfect but very durable and definately warmer than large gaiters.

Update: Used them in -15 degree F temps with my Cumbre boots and did fine. Don't expect these to let you take your leather boots up Everest though. They have an annoying habit of coming off the front of my size 9.5 boots. Using glue would help but then you run the chance of altering your boots for good. The stretch rand kept the snow out of the bottom of the boot well even when plung stepping. The rands stay on better when using crampons but even then my left boot rand came up a bit but was trapped in place but the crampon strap.

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