Men's Crocodile Gaiters

Style# 243118OR

SIMPLY THE BEST GAITERS ON THE MARKET Like their namesakes, “Crocs” have been around forever, they’re tough as nails and stand the test of time. The instep strap is now triple-bartacked BioThane® webbing, and an additional tab holds down the front opening. The fitted design and durable, waterproof fabrics are the standard for which all gaiters are judged.






  • Fabric Performance: Waterproof, Breathable, Abrasion-Resistant, Windproof, Laminated Construction
  • Design Features: Durable BioThane® Instep Strap, Abrasion- Resistant Cordura® at Inner Leg and Boot, Abrasion-Resistant Lower Boot Lined with Packcloth, Larger Circumference Accommodates Plastic Mountaineering Boots, Double Stitched Front Closure, Reinforced Boot Lace Hooks
  • Functional Details: Hook/Loop Front Closure, Buckle Top Closure


Fabric: GORE-TEX® 3L, 100% nylon, 70D plain weave leg panel, Cordura® 2L, 100% nylon, 1000D woven foot panel

Avg. Weight (oz./g): 10.2oz / 289g (L)

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Customer Reviews

Everybody Has Them For A Reason (Review by Josh)

I volunteer with Search and Rescue and it seems like every volunteer and their mom has OR Gaiters. They simply can't be beat. It's almost like you aren't really a part of the SAR family until you have a pair. I recommend them, they have saved my softshell pants from my crampons more than once.

(Posted on 2/23/17)

Only Gaiters You Need (Review by Chris)

These gaiters are simply the best. Waterproof and tough. I spent every day last winter in these trudging through powder for a job and they never failed. Another great OR product.

(Posted on 2/4/17)

Best gaiters I've ever seen (Review by PikaGuy)

I've logged literally thousands of miles with this model, over the last two decades. I primarily wear them for walking through alpine and subalpine systems, particularly on talus fields, but also walking through scrubby vegetation, scrambling, navigating mud, rain, hail, snowfields, etc. The only thing that I've had fail is the instep strap (because I'm not always wearing them on snow), but OR has been stellar at keeping their word on the Infinity Guarantee to provide replacement straps, AND it appears that they've now improved the instep straps even further! I've used other pairs of the model also for mountaineering, with superb performance.

(Posted on 1/29/17)

THE gaiters (Review by Matt)

Honesty first: I have not tried the Expedition Crocodile Gaiters

Having tried many OR gaiters as well as gaiters from Black Diamond and Hillsound, I have come to rely on my crocodiles most. Gaiters are almost disposable when used well and used often. I can beat up the Crocodiles for years without worrying about them shredding beyond their usefulness. Just be sure to buy the right size!! I have little feet (men 8.5-9) but athletic calves, I bought a medium and was very happy.

(Posted on 1/29/17)

great product (Review by Bob)

These are high-quality do what there supposed to do. True to size. I have been buying OR gear for all my outdoor activities for over 10 years. They make gear you can rely on. I highly recommend these to anyone.

(Posted on 1/29/17)

best in the game (Review by tron)

If I had to choose between Ryan Reynolds and these gaiters. I would almost choose these gaiters they are that good. They keep you dry! they look back country sheik. I have worn them for probably 50 or 60 days in the back country and they won't die, I have tried to kill them. They are very rip resistant against crampons. Which is a huge bonus.

(Posted on 1/5/17)

The Best (Review by Jeff)

Professional Alaskan guide I live in my gear.

I own 4 pair 2 different sizes with a backup just in case. I ALWAYS carry my Crocodiles!

First recommendation to my clients for gaiters.

Roomy enough for stocking foot breathable wanders to roll down inside and get easy coverage or puffy pants under a shell inside the gaiter.

(Posted on 1/3/17)

Northwoods Tough (Review by Forester J)

I've had a pair of these since 2012 and have logged many hundreds of miles hiking and snowshoeing through the toughest brush that northwest Wisconsin can offer. They keep the snow from sticking to my pants and boots. Love these babies.

(Posted on 1/3/17)

Crocs are the standard (Review by Kittens)

Bushwhacking, snow shoeing, crossing shallow streams, mud trails, and anything else I have thrown at these. Crocs are the beast of boot gaiters! Everyone in my SAR unit starts off with some other brand of gaiters but it only takes a few outings before they switch to crocs. That's how good they are.

(Posted on 8/19/16)

Great Protection (Review by Scliffy)

Gaiters are a must when bushwhacking, and these have been through a lot and have held up great. My one complaint would be at times the buckle at the top has come undone. Not a big issue but if I had to do it again I would have opted for the Expedition version as the buckle appears more secure.

(Posted on 7/27/16)

Awesome (Review by Alaskan)

I wear these in conjunction with bunny boots along with several other people here. Been down to -72F in them. And -50 for weeks. Going on 8 years on one set now. Still going strong. They will probibly outlast the boots. OR makes the best gators hands down, with the best warranty.

(Posted on 12/1/15)

Rock Solid & Durable (Review by SAR EMT)

These are my first pair of gaiters, and have been through five months of hard hiking and bushwhacking through thorns, fallen trees, mud and water; yet my clothes and boots are always dry underneath when I take the gaiters off. After a quick wash they still look new. They were highly recommended by our SAR folks, and haven't disappointed.

(Posted on 4/15/15)

Not all that great (Review by Jcan)

The actual Gore-Tex fabric is great and will last forever. However, having owned several pairs of these now, the stitching that holds the straps was first to blow out after several uses on the first two pairs. They have updated that, but now after only two uses 5-6 hours, the little loop that you put the end of the strap through is about 25% of the way frayed through and looks like it will blow out in the next couple uses. With having to pay return shipping each time on any warranty work, I would have hope to get much more than a few uses. With shipping costs adding up on warranties, I will be looking at something new.

(Posted on 3/2/15)

Best Gaiters I've ever used (Review by Marcus)

These Gaiters are stellar. They provide protection from the elements where it is most necessary and will keep everything out of your boots. The three layer Gore-tex is hard to beat and keeps the feet dry.

I do have a few nick-nacks that could be improved to make this a excellent product.
1. The draw webbing on the top of the gaiter is very flimsy and will often twist making it hard for the clamp to shut or stay shut. This is not a big deal, but it does create an annoyance having to always spend 5 minutes fixing it every time I put my gaiters on.

2. These are made for some pretty harsh conditions (snow and heavy rain), but I have found that these do not breath very well and if I am wearing a pant that is keeping my upper legs warm, my calves will be burning up, causing sweat and then my legs get wet from the inside. Which contradicts the reason that I wear gaiters (to keep my feet/legs dry).

Over all these are well thought out and I do prefer these over any other type of gaiter. But there could always be improvements.

My experience with these are: Hiking for 3+ years and a 90 day excursion with NOLS. I have mountaineered, hiked, backpacked and canyoneered. They have been put to the test and from all other standards; passed.

(Posted on 5/16/14)

Bombproof (Review by Docray)

I've had the same pair since 1993, and they show almost no signs of wear. I've worn them from Alaska to the Peruvian Andes, the AT to Fiordland in New Zealand, Ice, Mud, Snow, and all the rest you can think of being thrown into.
I always pick these, unless I'm going to the desert in the summer, and they always perform outstandingly.

(Posted on 5/9/14)

Super gaitors for a Crocodile (Review by beldarski)

I no longer go hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing or moutaineering without my OR Crocodiles. These keep my ankles and feet dry in a multitude of conditions. From heavy rainy days in the Columbia river gorge to icy and snowy alpine adventures in the cascade mountains the OR Crocodiles are a "must-have" item for the hardcore outdoor enthusiest. Mud, rain, snow...bring it on...these gaitors will get you there dry. Climb on~

(Posted on 2/13/14)

Fit Well (Review by Mark)

I wear a 13 XXW Matterhorn boots, 6 feet 2 inches tall, and the XL fit perfect. Very nice quality product.

(Posted on 1/3/14)

awsome gaitors (Review by rad ray)

I bought my first pair nearly twenty years ago when i was doing deliveries and got tired of wet feet and pants. I loved them. They became a part of my daily winter wear from then on. Great product. When they finally wore out after almost 20 winters of daily use i was ready to by a new pair. I contacted OR to get a new pair and they informed me of there infinite warranty and shipped me a new pair that day before i even returned my old one. What customer service. I could not be more pleased with the product and the company. I recommend them now to all my friends in the tree cutting industry.

(Posted on 12/7/13)

Wyoming Back Country Hunt (Review by Deanm)

Great Product I wore these Gaiters all week on and off of horses and across streams up and down hills in the snow and mud. I would not take a back country trip without these Crocs with me.
A must for the outdoor person.

(Posted on 11/4/13)

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