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Nut Shell Low Gaiter

Nut Shell Low Gaiter

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Nut Shell Low Gaiter

Manufacturer: Mountain Hardware

Your Opinion: 
 - 2 Votes


Page By: Vic Hanson

Created/Edited: Nov 3, 2007 / Nov 3, 2007

Object ID: 4218

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Product Description

The Nut Shell Low Gaiter is a lightweight gaiter that is great for all around hiking. They will keep dirt, sand and stones out of your shoes, as well as stickers, burrs and thorns out of your socks and shoes. They also offer protection from ticks in low grass. They are suitable for fresh snow up to a foot in depth, and offer some calf protection when postholing.


Roll back panel reveals mesh venting
One-handed, top drawcord cinch
Velcro® side entry and closure
Coated 420D nylon shell
Grommet holes for under-arch boot attachment
Stay-put lace hook


Model: Nut Shell Low Gaiter
Weight: 3 ozs
Shell: 420D Nylon
Usage: Backcountry / Alpine Exploring
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large



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Vic HansonGood value and protection

Voted 5/5

I used these gaiters from the Mexican border to the Sierras on my Pacific Crest Trail hike, and was very happy with them. They were great in the deserts of S. California for keeping the sand out of my low running shoes without being too hot. My only regret was that I lost them in the Sierras because I wasn't using them when there were a lot of streams to cross. I had them on the back of my pack and they must have fallen off. I hope they were helpful to whoever found them!

I bought a new pair before I returned to Peru and they are perfect here during the dry season for the stickers and thorns along the old unmantained trails that I love to explore.

They cost $20 at backcountygear.com
Posted Nov 3, 2007 7:52 pm

WMLGood for what they're meant for!

Voted 5/5

Excellent for most uses other than anything really heavy-duty or epic snow slogging. Also, not recommended - any contact with crampons. Just sayin'
Posted Apr 26, 2010 2:13 pm

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