Gear Review: MontBell Stretch Gaiter

These lightweight ankle gaiters stretch over any light to midweight shoe.

Fast and Light

When you just need something to keep spindrift from sneaking into your shoes–say, when you’re cross-country skiing, trail running, or snowshoe racing–knee-high, waterproof gaiters are overkill. Get these lightweight ankle gaiters instead.

The water- and abrasion-resistant Schoeller Dynamic fabric stretches over any light to midweight shoe, and the gaiters seal extremely well, thanks to the lace hook, the stretchy cuff, and the cinchable cord that wraps around the instep. Bonus: These are great year-round for keeping out dirt, sand, scree, and other debris. $30; 1.2 oz.;

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