Black Diamond Talus
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Outdoor Research Overdrive Wrap
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Price $34.95 at Amazon$79.25 at Amazon$32.65 at Amazon$84.98 at Amazon$45 List
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Pros Easy on and off, instep cord is replaceableBreathable, waterproof, lightLightweight, great fit, sturdy instep strapHeavy-duty and durable, waterproof, warmBreathable, light, good debris protection
Cons Not versatile, instep cord wears quicklyNot as durable as other full-length gaitersNot very versatile, not water resistantExpensive, not breathable, heavyNot waterproof, no ankle adjustment (may not fit larger ankles), Instep strap wears out
Bottom Line An old school gaiter meant for high-ankle footwearThese high gaiters will keep you covered in the snow and iceAn all-around all star for trail runsThese gaiters are a hearty option for big, cold climbsA solid pair of gaiters for a variety of environments
Rating Categories Black Diamond Talus Rab Latok Alpine Overdrive Wrap Outdoor Research Crocodile Rab Scree
Comfort And Breathability (25%)
6
8
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4
7
Debris Protection (25%)
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6
Durability (15%)
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Ease Of Attachment (15%)
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Water Resistance (10%)
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Specs Black Diamond Talus Rab Latok Alpine Overdrive Wrap Outdoor Research... Rab Scree
Weight for one (oz) 1.8 oz 4.0 oz 0.8 oz 5.0 oz 1.5 oz
Length (in) 7 in 15.5 in 4.5 in 17.5 in 6.5 in
Material Soft Shell/Hard Shell eVent outer fabric, Stretch Watergate fabric rear panel, Robic Nylon ankle panel 86% Cordrura 14% Lycra Stretch Gore-Tex leg panel, Cordura Nylon foot panel Matrix DWS
Water resistant? No Yes No Yes No
Attachment Nylon cord instep strap, lace hook, velcro, snap Rubberized instep strap, boot lace hook Lace hook, instep strap, velcro closure BioThane webbing instep with metal buckle, boot lace hook Bungee cord with quick release toggle (spares included), boot lace hook, elastic ankle
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