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#53041 - 05/01/10 12:22 AM Gaiters or not?
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I am still putting together my kit.
It's getting there,but will I really need a pair of gaiters or not.
It's gonna be the start of June when I go.
Was out at the weekend and my socks are muddy as,I had my troos tucked into em,but is it worth a pair or not?
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#53043 - 05/01/10 01:30 AM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: Reluctanttrucker]
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I have 3 pairs of Gaiters and really never used them as such. However, there do keep the bottom half of trousers clean and dry and also the top of the boots. I'm doing the C2C in June and taking mine, there are only a few grammes.

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#53044 - 05/01/10 01:31 AM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: Reluctanttrucker]
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I have 3 pairs of Gaiters and really never used them as such. However, there do keep the bottom half of trousers clean and dry and also the top of the boots. I'm doing the C2C in June and taking mine, there are only weigh a few grammes.

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#53045 - 05/01/10 01:38 AM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: flatlands]
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(Cows + fields) = mud = gaitors

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#53051 - 05/01/10 10:39 AM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: canmal]
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We didn't use them last year and were OK, but without them the bottom of your pants get very mucky so next time I'll prob take a pair

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#53055 - 05/01/10 01:02 PM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: mickey]
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Gaiters are purely a matter of personal preference, what's right for one person another may find a hindrance. I never wear them, purely out of preference. Being old and senile I always wear 2 pairs of knee length socks, folding the outer pair over the top of my boots and tucking my trousers into the inner pair. Consequently my trousers remain clean although my socks may get muddy. Others I know wear gaiters for even short walks laiming that they keep their lower bits clean and dry.

Milletts currently have an offer on them (5 a pair, ot they did last week. Why not inve4st in a fiver and try them, If you can't get on with them you have lost a fiver (which you can deduct from my tip). If you like them bingo!

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#53058 - 05/01/10 05:01 PM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: slowcoach]
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Bearing in mind the benefit they can give as opposed to any issue of weight I would always take them, especially bearing in mind the unique British weather. Definitely take them if you're camping as you may not have the benefit of a drying room for trousers. Absolutely hate wet feet especially on any of the longer routes 15+ miles.

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#53061 - 05/01/10 05:18 PM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: Lancs Lad]
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I always take my Gaiters, even in dry weather they are useful to prevent a soaking of trouser bottoms or socks if wearing shorts, from due laden grass in the mornings.
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#53075 - 06/01/10 06:15 AM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: slowcoach]
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
Gaiters are purely a matter of personal preference, what's right for one person another may find a hindrance. I never wear them, purely out of preference. Being old and senile I always wear 2 pairs of knee length socks, folding the outer pair over the top of my boots and tucking my trousers into the inner pair. Consequently my trousers remain clean although my socks may get muddy. Others I know wear gaiters for even short walks laiming that they keep their lower bits clean and dry.

Milletts currently have an offer on them (5 a pair, ot they did last week. Why not inve4st in a fiver and try them, If you can't get on with them you have lost a fiver (which you can deduct from my tip). If you like them bingo!


Slowcoach - you always been a dedicated follower of fashion?
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#53077 - 06/01/10 07:52 AM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: Stottie]
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I still am. You can spot me a mile off ..... by my flared trousers!

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#53105 - 07/01/10 05:07 PM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: slowcoach]
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Believe it or not,I saw those very same 5 gaiters and was tempted,but Mrs RT has put a combolock on me wallet.
I think I shall invest,as I only have one pair of troos at the moment,I think I need another pair at least. Don't you?
I do have a few pairs of shorts though,but I don't want to scare anyone with these legs.
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#53108 - 07/01/10 08:42 PM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: Reluctanttrucker]
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Good heavens man. A man should wear the trousers in his own house. Ooops .... that's the problem isn't it. You haven't any!

PS, as regards shorts .... the sheep are accustomed to strange sights. There is naturist holiday accommodation that takes guests on nude walks based at ****** House Farm. (No, I don't know how they manage to sit down for their dinner in the heather)

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#53162 - 10/01/10 09:42 PM Re: Gaiters or not? [Re: flatlands]
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Originally Posted By: flatlands
I have 3 pairs of Gaiters and really never used them as such. However, there do keep the bottom half of trousers clean and dry and also the top of the boots. I'm doing the C2C in June and taking mine, there are only weigh a few grammes.


FL, you need to recalibrate your scales!
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