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Exos Gaiters

Exos Gaiters

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Exos Gaiters

Manufacturer: Outdoor Research

Your Opinion: 
 - 3 Votes


Page By: Dow Williams

Created/Edited: Jan 31, 2007 / May 3, 2007

Object ID: 2469

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Product Description

These soft shell gaiters have enough flexibility to keep you climbing smooth on long pitches of alpine firn. They also offer great mobility for finesse moves on water ice and dry stone. The laminated rand creates a good seal around your boot in pockets of soft snow.


Leather backpacking to plastic mountaineering boots
+ Waterproof/breathable stretch Schoeller® WB-Formula® fabric
+ Laminated Elastanium™ exoskeleton supports gaiter
+ Elastanium™ lower interior rand for a water-resistant seal
+ Stretch Cordura® lining
+ 3/4-inch wide webbing and cam buckle top closure
+ 2-inch wide hook/loop front closure with double-needle stitching
+ Hook/loop shear tab prevents separation of front closure
+ Field-replaceable, urethane-coated nylon instep strap

Avg. weight: 11.5 oz./326 g (size L, per pair)


US 4–7 6–9 8–11 10–13

EURO. 35–40 38–42 41–45 43–47

* Sizes are based on men's boots.
** Fit may vary depending on boot style.
Fitting Gaiters: "WRAP IT, THEN STRAP IT"
• Wrap gaiter around leg and boot top with OR logo on outside of ankle
• Close hook/loop front closure and fasten shear tab
• Attach hook through boot laces
• Tighten top strap and cam buckle
• Fasten instep strap



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Dow WilliamsExos Gaiters

Voted 5/5

Gone through several pair of these. This is my gaiter of choice for 99% of all conditions, from summer alpine to winter ice climbing in Canada. I believe most clothing gear, from jackets to boots are sold too heavy, gaiters are no exception. Many are sold more gaiter than they need. This gaiter is hardcore. Will take crampon hits pretty well. Easy to seal up holes with tent sealer or something similar. One of the unique features is the shear tab on top. This allows for a snugger fit and stays in place. OR has made a name in gaiters, more to do with durability than about anything else. You will have to work hard to destroy this gaiter.
Posted Jan 31, 2007 10:50 pm

mtybumpoGreat Gaiter

Voted 5/5

They have never failed to keep me dry and comfortable and I don't expect they ever will.
Posted May 22, 2010 8:51 pm

Scarp172Nice Gaiters

Voted 5/5

These have been great gaiters and I agree with Matt- they're comfortable, durable, and they stay in place. They're cheap, but they do the job right. I picked these up for about $20 at REI a while back and didn't want to spend a lot on something that I felt would just get destroyed by snow, ice, and scree. With patching, I'm still using the first pair after two years- they're very durable.
Posted Mar 28, 2011 6:46 pm

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