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Expedition Crocodiles - USA


Our most durable, high-performing gaiters
COLOR coyote
Infinite Guarantee
Even more durable than our award-winning, top-performing Crocodile Gaiters, the Expedition Crocodiles® are our burliest gaiters designed for extreme conditions. The large circumference is roomy enough for plastic mountaineering boots and heavily insulated pants, and the durable Cordura® inner leg prevents crampon snagging and puncturing when you’re high in the mountains.
Fabric :
GORE-TEX 3L 100% nylon 70D plain weave leg panel
Cordura® 2L 100% nylon 1000D woven foot panel
Cordura® 100% nylon 1000D woven back leg panel
Weight :
12.6oz / 357g Avg weight for size L (per pair)
Fabric Performance :
Abrasion Resistant
Design Features :
BioThane® Instep Strap
Packcloth - Lined Lower Boot
Functional Details :
Hook and Loop Front Closure
Hook and Loop Top Closure


"Must Have" Field Gear


Standard issue at the Marine Corps' Mountain Warfare Training Center. Have used them for years in the Marine Corps and purchased a set for myself -- Won't go to the field without them (Summer or Winter). They keep everything out. Wear them with shorts for 3 seasons, and pants in the winter. Used them on Mt. Rainier with AAI, on a NOLS expedition (Both offered OR Crocs as rental gear), and in the North Carolina mountains hiking, camping, and hunting. As another reviewer said: "Bombproof!"


Essential Backpacking Gear


These are the bombproof! I have used them backpacking and sheep hunting in the Chugach and Wrangell Mountains of Alaska and they work great. They keep out the annoying pebbles, alder branches, snow, mud, etc. and prevent your laces from coming undone. They even allow for quick stream crossings that would otherwise swamp my boots.


Used them in Marines


I used these when I was in the Marine Corps and I really want a set of my own. I want to buy these. They are awesome!


nice product, could use some improvement


The pair I received did not come with the additional velcro strap which covers the base of the long vertical velcro strap (see the small, grey tab at the bottom of the gaiter on the front, above the boot laces). If you use these gaiters off-trail in the thick brush then expect the stitching around the velcro strip to start pulling apart slowly over time. I've bought two pairs of gaiters from OR (this pair and the same version in black) and both don't hold up well while hiking through willow, alder, and dwarf birch thickets in the Alaskan bush. That said, they hold up better than any other gaiter on the market. The excess from the adjustable boot-strap tucks into a sleeve on the side of the gaiter, but if you have a lot of excess strap then it often falls out of the sleeve and flops around as you hike. Not a technical problem, but mostly an anoyance having unkept loose ends to your gear. Suggestions for improvement: a better way to tuck-in the tail of the adjustable boot strap. Stronger stitching around the entire vertical strip of velcro since it seems to always come apart. Add a piece of webbing tube to the bottom of the adjustable boot strap. I've added some to mine which is as long as my boot is wide and it effectively absorbs all the wear and tear of being walked on rock or brush, which then keeps the boot strap from being abused and worn-through over time.

Fairbanks, AK


Expedition Crocodiles

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