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Bugout Gaiters

#243102

Stop Bugs In Their Tracks
COLOR tan
SIZE: L
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INFINITE GUARANTEE
The BugOut Gaiters use Insect Shield® to help protect against mosquitoes, ticks and other biting insects, including those that can carry disease. Durable and ruggedly built, these gaiters are ideal for hiking and backpacking wherever you roam.
Fabric :
100% nylon
420D packcloth
Weight :
44oz / 125g Avg. Weight for size L
Fabric Performance :
Breathable
Abrasion-Resistant
Bug Protection
Design Features :
Durable Hypalon Instep Strap
Reinforced Boot Lace Hooks
Functional Details :
Hook/Loop Front Closure
Elastic Top and Bottom Edges

RATING AND REVIEWS

Good but could improve

4

I'm about to purchase my third pair of these. First pair was excellent in every way. Hiked couple hundred miles (day hikes) in desert and held up fine. A lot of walking across lava flows and jagged rocks finally wore out the straps. Duct tape gave me another 50 miles (redoing after each hike). Second pair lasted not near as long. Strap broke by around 100 miles. Also, second pair, the elastic at top didn't snug as well as first pair so kept drooping. Same size each time of L. Gonna try one more time. Rec: use cord instead of strap and make it replaceable (I know that may cut into ur bottom line). Better elastic at top or maybe adjustable cord inside of the gaiter itself instead of the Velcro latch which limits its adjustability around the leg. Gonna purchase a third pair. If only does as well as second pair then on to something else. Having said all of that, I like this product and for "normal" hiking, I think it would be excellent.

Az

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I would buy again

5

My first run with OR we'll see how it goes.

Oklahoma

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Bugout Gaiters add to tick defense

5

The Bugout Gaiters help with defense against ticks. Pants still need to be tucked into socks as I learned. I combine gaiters over hiking boots with Insectshield pants, shirts, hat and sometimes socks. This ensemble seems to work with ticks and mosquitoes. I live near the Chesapeake Bay and shorts with socks and deck shoes definitely do not work for hiking.

Annnapolis, Maryland

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Great gaiters but NEEDS a better strap

3

I wear these gaiters anytime that I am out working in the field; an essential piece of gear for me. Easily keeps my pants tucked in all day to protect me from getting ticks underneath them. Having picked up Lyme disease in the past, I do not take my chances with those dirtbag ticks. The weak link in the design is the bottom strap, it is not nearly as durable as my other OR gaiters. After time, the strap will blow out and this piece is not interchangeable (if it were OR could just send me a new strap).

Boiling Springs, PA

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What a great idea! I love these. I hate ticks.

5

These are perfect for hiking with confidence that I won't come back with Lyme disease, or some other dread bug-borne crud.

Oregon

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Just bought a 2nd pair for my husband

5

Great tick protection.

Port. Crane, NY

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As ordered

5

I bought this product to travel to Costa Rica along with many other water proof OR gear. This is a must in your bag.

Indiana

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I would buy this product again.

5

Nice fit, I got medium for size 8 boot.

Warren, NJ

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Excellent

5

I work in the woods, and I've been wearing these gaiters through three summers. They are just now wearing out, after dealing with briars, barbed wire, branches, and other abuse. Ticks are a major issue were I work and these go a long way towards protecting me from them. They are easy to put on, stay in place all day, and are so comfortable I usually forget I'm wearing them and keep them on until I get home on accident.

US

Not for me

2

I bought these gaiters to keep debris out of my boots when hiking. The area where the velcro overlaps at the ankle was so hard and thick that it dug into my leg making them unwearable.

Fresno, Ca

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Bugout Gaiters

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Discussions

I will hiking daily on a reserve in Malawi. I would rather wear hiking shoes tha hiking boots. There will be ticks (and, of course, snakes). Does the combination Bugout Gaiters and hiking shoes make sense?

John

The Bugout Gaiters would work well with hiking shoes! I'd recommend a pair of mid- or high-top hikers to make sure there aren't any gaps where rocks/brush can get in. Please note that the Bugout Gaiters are not snake proof!

Jordan

best way to clean my bugout gaiters.

Frank

I recommend hand washing them in warm water with a gentle detergent, then tumble drying them on low heat until dry

Jordan

Hello OR Staff, I just purchased a pair of Bugout Gaiters. I have 4 cats at home. My question is: Does this product is safe for cats to touch? I heard the product is safe when it dry, but how about after I wash it and hang it for dry? Does it also safe for cats to touch? Best regards Park

Park

The BugOut gaiters are treated with Permethrin, which is safe for cats in its dry form.

Jordan

Gaiters Size guide

Gaiters


Measurement shown in:
MEN’S S M L XL XXL S/M L/XL
4 – 735 – 40 6 - 938 - 42 8 - 1141 - 45 10 – 1343 - 47 12 – 1546 - 50 5 - 837 - 41 9 - 1242 - 46
WOMEN’S S M L S/M L/XL
5 - 735 – 37 7 - 937 – 41 9 - 1139 – 44 5 - 835 – 39 9 - 1141 – 45

How to measure


Please refer to your shoe size.