Vertice Ankle Gaiters

$75.00 Weight 1.3 oz / 38.0 g
Lead Time Ships in 2 weeks

Trek through rain, water, and brush with confidence while keeping your ankles and shoes protected. Unlike some gaiters, Vertice Rain Gaiters are specially 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 Calf height gaiters.

  • Vertice Rain Gaiters can be put on without removing your shoes.

  • 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: 8" (20 cm)

Girth: 16" (40 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.

Customer Reviews

4.5 Based on 4 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review Ask a Question
  • Reviews
  • Questions

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Joe M.
United States United States

Good product

They fit nice are are easy to put on, I hadn’t tried them on the trail yet but look forward to using them soon

jeff j.
United States United States

Ankle Gaiters not for everyone

They are well made with great materials. They work well with boots however for lighter weight running shoe style backpacking they are too wide in the back and readily get hung up on rocks and sticks here in the NW.

Zack F.
California, USA

I love the design of the gaiters.

"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!"

Kurt N.
Pennsylvania, USA

Your gaiter design is better than any I've found elsewhere

"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!"