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Rocky Mountain High Gaiters (Packcloth)

Rocky Mountain High Gaiters (Packcloth)

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Rocky Mountain High Gaiters (Packcloth)

Manufacturer: Outdoor Research

Your Opinion: 
 - 5 Votes


Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Nov 13, 2004 / Jan 20, 2007

Object ID: 1165

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The uncoated packcloth leg section deflects moisture and shields your shins when pushing through dense undergrowth. A coated packcloth foot section and an elastic bottom edge prevent snow, mud, and debris from entering your boot. The 1 inch wide Velcro® front closure allows you to put this gaiter on quickly when it’s needed. The top closure uses a webbing strap and low-profile cam buckle to keep a positive seal without restricting circulation.


+ Uncoated 8 oz. packcloth upper section

+ Coated 8 oz. packcloth lower section

+ 1"-wide Velcro® front closure

+ Boot lace hook and snap at bottom

+ Strap and cam buckle top closure

+ Elastic bottom edge

+ Nylon instep lace provided


+ Hiking and x-c ski boots



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Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

For the price, these gaiters do the job. Since they are not totally waterproof, they're best with snowshoes or skies in snow. For hiking or bushwacking in dry weather, they're great. They come in four sizes, so make sure you take your boots to the store when purchasing to get the right fit.
Downs: Not waterproof and the front boot hook sometimes comes undone.
Posted Nov 13, 2004 9:07 pm

Trevor SimmonsUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I am reviewing the OR Rocky Mountain High gaitors (Gore-Tex). These gaitors have proven to be very reliable at keeping me dry despite wet conditions. However, they are not idea for winter use. The reinforcements by the ankle are a bit thin for potential encounters with crampons, and I have a tough time getting them to fit over my Koflach Degre boots. For summer use in tall, wet grass, they can't be beat! The Gore Tex model cost $45.
Posted Dec 8, 2004 5:52 pm

Luka ZnidarcicUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

For $30 they are a decent pair of gaiters. Useful when hiking summer 14ers or moderate snow. OR makes great gear and these gaiters seem to do the job well.
Posted Jun 17, 2005 2:10 am

OJ LoennekerI got em...

Voted 4/5

I have a pair of these, and they seem to work fine for what I do with them. They are not water proof on the lower sections, but that part is on the boot area, so it does not bother me. Mine are different from the ones pictured above, in that they have a buckle strap under the foot rather than the cord. I don't know if that is a new feature. Mine are about 5-6 years old now, so perhaps they all have that buckle feature.
Posted Oct 18, 2009 12:27 am

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