My Review of REI Trail Running Gaiters
December 7, 2010
Cut low, these REI Trail Running gaiters are great for keeping debris and snow out of your footwear during trail runs and light-and-fast hikes.
Not quite up to par
Pros: Breathable, Easy To Use, Good Fit, Lightweight
Cons: Does Not Stay In Place, Poor Performance
Best Uses: Backcountry
Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational
Was this a gift?: No
Needed gaiters to go with my Saloman XA Pros for day hiking and trail running. They are easy enough to put on and seemed to work great for the first hike until I took them off back at the car. The shoelace strap under my shoe had broken, or wore out on only a 10 mile hike over slightly moderate, rocky terrain. On the second hike, the metal hook at the toe, ripped completely off along the trail. They tended to work their way up over the back of your heels and on two ocassions, I had to stop to pull the gaiter back down over my shoe. I certainly expected more from an REI product. I’ve got an old pair of gaiters I’ve had for 10 years that are going strong and thought these would be an upgrade, I guess not.