The Mountain Equipment Trail DLE Gaiter is a durable mountain gaiter that will stand up to a lot of punishment. It is made from Three Layer Drilite Extreme fabric for extended durability as you climb, yet remaining highly breathable to keep your lower leg comfortable. This is a fantastic choice of gaiter for winter mountaineering and alpine climbing.
Please Note: The buckle is now plastic on these gaiters.
The sizes are based on standard leather trekking boots. If you plan to use the gaiter on big mountain boots you will have to go up one or two EUR sizes to get the right size.
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These gaiters are great, really saved muck from going down my boots when I went ankle deep. The only problem is that the belt keeps getting loose which isn't the end of the world either.
These arrived in perfect condition packaged in a cardboard box and delivered in a timely manner. The gaiters are made of an extremely robust and lightweight material with extra protection on those parts that are prone to rubbing and friction. These are not as a baggy as other gaiters I have but I see that as a bonus. Extremely pleased with these and the way the strap underfoot tucks away into its own strap on the outside of the gaiters so it cant be snagged on crampons etc. Well done Mountain Equipment.
This is the second pair of ME Dri-Lite gaiters I've bought - the first are still going strong after a couple of years, so these were bought as reserves (and for use by my brother when he's up in Scotland).
I've found them to be lightweight, tough and very effective in all kinds of conditions from bog to snow to driving rain. The Dri-Lite material isn't as stiff as Gore-Tex, so they need to be pulled up a bit from time to time, but it's very breathable and can cope with everything the terrain throws at you - including nasty, spiky sharp heather roots.
They are close-fitting, though, so bear this in mind when sizing - if you have big substantial winter boots on, you might want to go up a size to make sure they fit over the boot tops, otherwise the usual size (in my case, Medium) will be fine.
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