[Cdt-l] Cdt-l Digest, Vol 43, Issue 11

Jeff Dishman dishjad at yahoo.com
Sat Apr 16 13:37:25 CDT 2011


Speedstick...Tumbleweed and I both have gaiters you can borrow for CDT...contact us offline.  Rabbit

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Subject: Cdt-l Digest, Vol 43, Issue 11
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Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10:00 AM


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Today's Topics:

   1. To gaiter or not to gaiter? (Moynihan)
   2. Re: To gaiter or not to gaiter? (bcss at bresnan.net)
   3. Re: To gaiter or not to gaiter? (Jonathan Ley)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:04:54 -0400
From: Moynihan <mary.moynihan at gmail.com>
Subject: [Cdt-l] To gaiter or not to gaiter?
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
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I'm down to gathering the last couple of pieces of my gear and I have been
wondering about wearing gaiters through Colorado. Some of the past posts
here suggested gaiters would be an excellent addition while traversing over
snow. There are waterproof and non-waterproof. I would think if your
investing in gaiters for snow travel you'd want the waterproof, which of
course are a bit pricier, but not by too much. What are some opinions? What
brands have people liked best? With the larger than normal snowpack, I think
they are a good investment and will help with the comfort.
Thanks!
speedstick

*To find out more about Mary and her upcoming hike along the 3,100 mile long
Continental Divide Trail please go to*: www.marriedtothetrail.com
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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 15:29:52 -0600
From: <bcss at bresnan.net>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] To gaiter or not to gaiter?
To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
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If you are going to hit CO in June they are probably a good idea.  The South
San Juans are normal right now but the rest of the state has had
considerably higher than normal snowfall.  I have a pair of 12" Black
Diamond Gore Tex ones that are good for postholing.   The non-waterproof
ones are usually shorter and are designed more to keep stones out of your
shoes than snow.  



best wishes,



Jerry Brown

(970) 403-3527    Cell: (970) 749-0496

<mailto:bcss at bresnan.net> mailto:bcss at bresnan.net

www.bearcreeksurvey.com



From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
On Behalf Of Moynihan
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2011 3:05 PM
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
Subject: [Cdt-l] To gaiter or not to gaiter?



I'm down to gathering the last couple of pieces of my gear and I have been
wondering about wearing gaiters through Colorado. Some of the past posts
here suggested gaiters would be an excellent addition while traversing over
snow. There are waterproof and non-waterproof. I would think if your
investing in gaiters for snow travel you'd want the waterproof, which of
course are a bit pricier, but not by too much. What are some opinions? What
brands have people liked best? With the larger than normal snowpack, I think
they are a good investment and will help with the comfort.

Thanks!

speedstick



To find out more about Mary and her upcoming hike along the 3,100 mile long
Continental Divide Trail please go to: www.marriedtothetrail.com
<http://www.marriedtothetrail.com/> 



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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:18:35 -0700
From: Jonathan Ley <jonathan at phlumf.com>
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] To gaiter or not to gaiter?
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
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I've had good luck with the OR "flex" gaiters - for both snow & dirt. 
These have a flexible non-waterproof material, kind of like a ruggedized 
spandex. They breathe well, and do a good enough job keeping the solid 
snow out of my shoes. I think you don't really need something fully 
waterproof for this. Mostly, the moisture will drip down the material, 
not so much through it. Personally, I like them in the non-snow too - 
they just keep a lot of the crud out of your shoes, which yields 
cleaner, healthier feet.

Eventually, these did break down. Usually the snap at the top went... 
and the understrap had to be replaced periodically (no big deal). The 
material held up pretty well though. a pair lasted me the whole CDT, 
until one of them was swept off my foot in the Gila...

However, they have changed a few things in the new design:
http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/flex_tex_gaiters.html
This has a more substantial understrap, which might seem good, but I 
wonder how replaceable/durable they are. Plus, they no longer have both 
tall and short ones. they have large and small, but that's not the same 
thing. The tall ones were overkill for the CDT (and too warm). Kind of a 
bummer, as it seems OR has killed one of their best products. Maybe 
someone else offers a similar product?

-Jonathan


On 4/15/2011 2:04 PM, Moynihan wrote:
> I'm down to gathering the last couple of pieces of my gear and I have 
> been wondering about wearing gaiters through Colorado. Some of the 
> past posts here suggested gaiters would be an excellent addition while 
> traversing over snow. There are waterproof and non-waterproof. I would 
> think if your investing in gaiters for snow travel you'd want the 
> waterproof, which of course are a bit pricier, but not by too much. 
> What are some opinions? What brands have people liked best? With the 
> larger than normal snowpack, I think they are a good investment and 
> will help with the comfort.
> Thanks!
> speedstick
> /To find out more about Mary and her upcoming hike along the 3,100 
> mile long Continental Divide Trail please go to/: 
> www.marriedtothetrail.com <http://www.marriedtothetrail.com/>
>
>
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