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The Trekmates Cairngorm Gaiter offers real value for money if you compare it to other gaiters of similar quality and specification. The Goretex (GTX) material ensures no water makes it into your boots but at the same time allows your lower legs to breathe.

Trekmates Cairngorm Goretex Gaiter

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  Reviewed by David Walker (Morpeth, Northumberland) on 2006-06-03:
General comments: I've had these gaiters for nearly a year now and they have been ok. I've found that they work best when walking through high, wet vegetation or streams. I found that the drawcord at the top kept coming slack when going downhill and thus the rain seeped in and into my boots. I have decided to try a new type of gaiter. But these are very durable and I recommend them for everything except steep gradients. I found they were very good in snow but wer not as breathable as I had hoped. The underfoot straps are very adjustable and do not slip plus the hook works well.

Pros: Durable and adjustable underfoot.

Cons: Not breathable enough. Drawcord keeps coming slack.
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Robert responded : I have used Trekmates for all sorts of mountaineering including Scottish Winter. As with any gaiter water will get through the top. The best way to stop this is to wear your gaiter under the leg of your waterproof pant. (2011-09-23)

Robert responded : I have used Trekmates for all sorts of mountaineering including Scottish Winter. As with any gaiter water will get through the top. The best way to stop this is to wear your gaiter under the leg of your waterproof pant. (2011-09-23)

  Reviewed by NICK A (Oxfordsgire) on 2008-03-01:
General comments: I have had a pair for a few years and they have performed well on Alpine glacier/snow routes to 4000m. They fit well and as for breathability, well frankly that's tone area of the body where that is a minor issue!

Pros: Durable, good strong zips and clips

Cons: None at that price

  Reviewed by Terry Leggett (Bolton) on 2009-05-21:
General comments: I have had a pair for a couple of years and while they are effective at keeping the moisture out - being well designed and a good fit around the boot, I find their breathability very questionable. Every time I take them off there is much moisure on the inside - but they haven't leaked so it has to be that they are not very breathable. Easy to get on, and I have not had a problem with the draw cord at the top at all.

Pros: they work well at keeping the water out

Cons: they don't work so well at letting the sweat out

  Reviewed by chrelen (Warwickshire) on 2009-11-14:
General comments: Worn these for everything from dog walking to Snowdonia treks and they haven't let me down. Love the front zipping so you dont have to be a contortionist to get them on and they stay up well (I have small calves). They seem hard wearing. Not sure about the breathability of them, goretex or not, but my shins don't sweat unduly so its never been a problem!

Pros: Easy to get on

Cons: None really

  Reviewed by Thomas Barratt (Aberdeenshire) on 2010-09-21:
General comments: I have used these gaiters over almost a year of hillwalking in Scotland, and have had no real problems with them. They are effective at keeping water, mud, snow and heather etc out of boots, and the bottom half of your trousers dryer and cleaner! They are probably less 'fitted' than some other gaiters, but they still fit fine. They are easy to put on. Although the draw cord sometimes becomes a bit loose, I find I only need to pull it tight again once or twice during a day-long walk. There is a small plastic ring which holds the drawcord inside the gaiter to stop it from hanging free and swinging around when walking - which is important, as when I've forgotten to tuck the drawcord here, I have sometimes caught my other gaiter/boot in this cord, and tripping like this could be dangerous especially e.g. when wearing crampons or on steep ground. Overall, good value gaiters, perfectly fine for general hillwalking.

Pros: Good value, Effective at keeping water, snow, heather etc out Easy to fit

Cons: Not as snug-fitted as others Need to remember to tuck drawcord away to avoid tripping possibility.

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