Challenger Rain Gaiters
Gaiters are temporarily out of stock pending the arrival of material. ETA March 2017.
Ankle Height - $75
Ankle Height Specifications:
Weight: 1.8 ounces (51 grams) per pair
Height: 8" (20 cm)
Girth: 16" (40 cm)
Calf Height - $85
Calf Height Specifications:
Weight: 2.2 ounces (62 grams) per pair
Height: 16" (40 cm)
Girth: 18" (46 cm)
Spare Gaiter Under-Shoe Cord (Pair) - $1
Clothing is made to order. Our new Vertice rain gear is back-logged about 3
. All other clothing is shipping within 1 week
. There may also be lightly used gear in our Bargain
Challenger Gaiters keep your lower legs and shoes protected from rain water and
brush. Unlike some gaiters they fully cover your laces. They can be put on without removing your shoes.
Ankle height are good to keep debris and water out of running shoes.
Calf height are good for walking through wet brush.
If you have large legs, please check that the specified girth will fit around your calf.
- 1.62 oz/sqyd Waterproof-Breathable Cuben Fiber-eVent material
keeps you comfortable and dry. The seams are sewn and then
taped for increased strength. No seam sealing necessary.
- Waterproof front zipper for easy deployment.
- An adjustable, replaceable cord runs under the arch of your
shoe. The cord is about 16" (41 cm) long, 2.2 mm Dyneema. The cord
can easily be swapped out when it wears through. Extra cord is
- Adjustable shock cord at the top.
- Your shoe laces are covered. A clip near the toe attaches to
your laces to keep the gaiters in place.
- Machine washable. Line dry only. Do not dry any Cuben
Fiber Gear on high heat or it may shrink or delaminate.
- 1 year warranty against defects in materials or workmanship on
all Zpacks gear.
Reviews and Customer Testimonials:
Please email us with feedback (good or bad) if you have any!
"Your gaiter design is better than any I've found elsewhere. You should market them more!
They beat the competition which forces you to take off your shoe just to remove the gaiter.
And other velcro designs are heavy and mostly for winter use, it seems.
Sewing the hem at the beginning of the zipper makes it easy to slip the gaiter over the toe, too!" Kurt N.
"I love the design of the gaiters. I love the coverage, that they form fit to small size trail runners,
that you can adjust how tightly they pull down to the shoe, that you can vent them while hiking,
and taking them on and off is super easy with shoes on. It's so wonderful to work with people who get the
idea of custom gear and at such reasonable prices. Really great customer service!" -Zack F.
"I recently returned from a month of bushwalking in Australia and Tasmania where I wore my new gaiters for six days on the
Overland Track. It would be a tough test for any gaiter, given the Trackís extremely wet conditions and they performed superbly!
Even though it rained for most of the trip, and sections of the trail were boggy, often containing inches of muck,
the lower part of my pants/raingear stayed clean and mostly dry. I really like the fact that Zpacks gaiters have a thin zipper
instead of velcro, which have been prone to clogging with mud. I also like that the design covered my boot laces and helped them
stay mostly free of the muck that everyone else in my party had to deal with, since they were wearing gaiters with less coverage.
At the end of the day, the dirt could be easily rinsed off. When I was considering ordering them, I was a bit worried about
the fit since Iím an average-sized female (5í8Ē, 140lbs) and the gaiters are only available in one size, but they adjusted nicely.
Thanks for a great product that is now a permanent part of my wet-weather arsenal. Iíll be recommending them to my guiding friends." -Eve W.