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Offline 4T

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Hunting gaiters
« on: November 26, 2017, 07:40:36 AM »
Hey all,   I'm in the market for a new set.  My cabelas ones I bought 15 yrs ago finally gave up.  I'm pleased with the way they lasted, but the current cabelas gaiters don't seem to have great reviews.  What are you all using? 

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 07:50:58 AM »
Kenetrek or Kuiu both work well and are quiet.
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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 08:25:31 AM »
I've been running the new Sitka gaiters. They've held up great so far and they're made out of a soft waterproof material so they're quiet compared to most.


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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 08:35:10 AM »
Kuiu but If I was bowhunting would look for quieter pair.

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2017, 08:37:05 AM »
My wife and I switched to Kenettek gaiters a couple years ago.  They are holding up well so far.
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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2017, 09:02:18 AM »
I use the kenetreks almost daily during Hunting season. They have held up well for five years now.

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 09:10:20 AM »
I bought a pair of fleece gaitors from Cabelas that work well. Shake 'em out every once in a while and they're dry again.
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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 09:14:01 AM »
I currently run kuiu and they are pretty bullet proof, the kenetrek gaiters I had before fell apart after one season.
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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 09:49:46 AM »
I'm using Kuiu and love them. I wish they made black but I chose the major brown and have been happy.

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2017, 11:43:08 AM »
Iíve been using outdoor research for years & love them. Iíve never had a problem with them & they last a long time


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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2017, 05:44:22 PM »
Kuiu but If I was bowhunting would look for quieter pair.

Kuiu here as well and its one of my favorite pieces of gear, but this is a fair criticism, the fabric isnt silent
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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2017, 05:55:59 PM »
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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2017, 06:10:37 PM »
Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters are great. And they will replace them if they get damaged, whatever the cause!

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2017, 06:42:19 PM »
Iíve been using OR Crocs too. Theyíre bombproof but theyíre not quiet so if youíre bowhunting Iíd look elsewhere. 


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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2017, 06:48:57 PM »
Thanks everyone!!  I saw some kentreks at sportsmans the other day but they seemed loud. Are they similar to the kuiu as far as material style?

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2017, 07:25:34 PM »
Kennetreks or OR
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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2017, 09:57:59 PM »
I donít worry about the noise. My outdoor research ar very similar to the kenetrek that you like & theyíve never cost me an animal. This elk season I was within 50í of 20 elk & they didnít pay me any mind at all.

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2017, 08:26:17 AM »
I have the Kenetreks and they have worked well.  My complaint with them is that they don't stay up very well anymore.  My buddy switched to Kuiu this year because he had the same issue and says that they don't fall down like the Kenetreks.  I would give the Kuiu a try .

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2017, 09:35:28 AM »
Ill add another vote to the outdoor research crocodiles. I ordered them after reading all the reviews about how tough and long lasting they were, and that's what I wanted more than anything. Wore them out a few times in pretty crappy weather and they did exactly as they are supposed to. Couldn't be happier.

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2017, 10:40:05 AM »
I've got two years out of Kuiu, prob will need to get a new pair for next season but I would say them or OR gaiters are the best out there :twocents:

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2017, 05:51:55 PM »
Thanks again for all of the feedback.   I think I'm going to ask Santa for the crocodiles.  Hopefully the snow doesn't ball up on the bottom like my cabelas ones did.

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2017, 09:26:23 PM »
Thanks again for all of the feedback.   I think I'm going to ask Santa for the crocodiles.  Hopefully the snow doesn't ball up on the bottom like my cabelas ones did.

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Re: Hunting gaiters
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2017, 12:27:56 AM »
Thanks again for all of the feedback.   I think I'm going to ask Santa for the crocodiles.  Hopefully the snow doesn't ball up on the bottom like my cabelas ones did.

If the strap is coated that goes underneath your boots the snow won't stick. I've had that happen with other gaiters, won't happen with the ones your looking at