Vertice Calf Gaiters

5 Reviews
$85.00 Weight 2.0 oz / 58.0 g

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Barrel through rain and wet brush with confidence while keeping your calves and shoes protected. Unlike some gaiters, Vertice Calf Gaiters are designed to fully cover your laces and keep debris and water out of running shoes. Our Vertice fabric is optimized to be lightweight without compromising on durability, and it is among the lightest possible choices for waterproof-breathable rain gear.

These are also available as Ankle height gaiters.

  • 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 extremely strong UHMWPE. The cord can easily be swapped out when it wears through. Extra cord is available for purchase.

  • Adjustable shock cord at the top.

  • A custom made rust-proof aluminum clip near the toe attaches to your laces to keep the gaiters in place.

  • All Zpacks gear has a two year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Please see our return / warranty policy.

  • Made in the USA.

Height: 17.5" (44 cm)

Girth: 18" (46 cm)

1.92 oz/sqyd Vertice Waterproof Breathable Fabric

This three-layer material has a tricot lining to wick moisture away from your skin, a waterproof vapor permeable membrane in the middle, and 7 denier ripstop nylon on the exterior. The outer surface is treated with a durable "C6" water repellent. The Vertice fabric boasts an incredible breathability rating that blows away most other rain gear, including our previous generation fabrics.

Weight: 1.92 oz/sqyd (65 g/m²)

Vapor Transfer (JIS L 1099 Method B1): 56,000+ g/m^2/24hr

Water Resistance: >20,000 mmH₂O

Made in Japan.

  • Rain gear should only be washed as needed, after a few trips or if you notice that the DWR is not as effective as when new.

  • Machine wash with Grangers Wash+Repel or similar product.

  • Tumble dry or line dry.

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Toshiyuki K.
Japan Japan


The zipper did not fully open, so it was put on shoes. This gaiters was light and didn’t slip when I was walking.

Bradley T.
Australia Australia

Vertice calf gaiters

Great fit and very light

Stuart H.
United States United States

Ripped on day one

Simply by rubbing my boots together on the inside. Terrible

John K.

Need gentle care

I recently bought a pair of vertice calf gaiters. They are very light and waterproof, but need gentle care. I wore them hiking Mt. Whitney in deep snow and my calves and feet stayed quite dry But I wore them last weekend dry hiking the C2C. After the hike, I noticed several scratches caused by bushes along the trail. I had to patch them up. So I would say they are probably not very durable.

Eve W.
California, USA

I recently returned from a month of bushwalking in Australia and Tasmania

"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 Track’s 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 I’m an average-sized female (5’8”, 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. I’ll be recommending them to my guiding friends."