The Outdoor Research's Thru Gaiters are lightweight stretch ankle gaiters perfect for trail running and walking in hot conditions as it protect your running shoes from debris and grit and your skin from the sun.
Outdoor Research says:
Thru-hiking's ultralight approach to footwear protection.
Embarking on a six-month journey across one of America's greatest thru-hikes, or looking for a lightweight hot weather hiking solution to pesky rocks and scree, the Thru Gaiter is a winner for all. Its near-weightlessness and easy-on design makes it the perfect choice for ounce-counting adventurers who need a simple, streamlined answer to keeping trail debris out of shoes and socks. Its front is constructed with a durable ripstop fabric with thermo-regulating technology that breathes in hot weather and traps heat in the cold for total temperature control. Its back uses the exclusive self-cooling ActiveIce™ tech to provide protection where you're most vulnerable to sunburns and sweat. All-around UPF 50+ fabric guards sensitive skin from sun damage, and a hypalon instep strap keeps gaiter secure and snug beneath your footwear. From calf to ankle, the Thru Gaiter is your best bet for prolonged ultralight adventures through hot climates.
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The Outdoor Research's Thru Gaiters are a lightweight solution to protecting your shoes and body from conditions found when hiking/running in hot and dry conditions. The gaiters are made from a hybrid construction with a durable ripstop fabric on the front with the softer and stretchier ActiveIce technology on the back to better wick sweat away. There is all round sun protection.
The Thru Gaiters are secured to your shoes by a strap under the shoe attached by a bungee cord through the hem of the gaiter. There is also a lace hook so the gaiters will feet securely and snugly but you will need to buy the correct size.
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