How To Choose The Right Hiking Gaiters For Women?

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Gaiters, Outdoor Equipment
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Hiking is rapidly being considered to be the most exciting activity that adventure lovers prefer. It includes a lot of strength and endurance that keeps a person going until he/she reaches the targeted point. Along with the excitement and the fun that is involved hiking brings in a lot of different experiences like no other sport. With the increase in the craze of this activity, men as well as women are now taking a step forward to try it.

Hiking Gaiters For Women

Mohammad Ali had once said, “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wears you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Although this might not be the actual meaning of what he wanted to say, the thought is exactly what hikers should remember. You cannot go long with damp, soggy, sore or cold feet. This is when you need to look out for the most appropriate hiking gaiters. A few things that women need to refer while purchasing gaiters are:

  • The Material: Hiking gaiters are supposed to be selected depending on the area that you will be visiting. If it is snow laden mountain, you will need to purchase waterproof snow gaiters. Gaiters made using nylon are the most preferred ones as they keep the water away and avoid making the feet soggy and cold.
  • The Height: This factor can also be thought about while you are finalizing a place. If you are traveling to dusty areas where the water and snow will be at low levels, gaiters that are until the ankle can be used. But, if you are going to a place where there is knee deep snow and you need to walk through it, you will have to buy the full length gaiter.
  • The Size: Gaiters are not worn directly on the feet. Make sure your boot fits into the gaiters without any movement. A few gaiters have a slight curve on the top to make the calf fit in easily. Make sure you check this too. Another thing that you need to think of is that you will be no longer wearing thin pants. Make sure you are wearing your thick winter pants and the boots and socks while trying on the gaiters. This will help you select the right size.

These are the three main factors that a woman will have to look into before deciding which hiking gaiters she wishes to purchase. Being the most important factors, these points will surely help in keeping the feet clean and healthy while you are out on an exciting hiking tour.


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