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    Swazi gaiters

    hi do any of you guys use these, how tough are they. I have been using huntech gaiters for a few years but I bust the zip so now I,m after a replacement

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    I have not used Swazi gaiters but the Swazi brand in general is associated with quality.
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    have to agree swazi gear is hard to beat, I have the wapiti jacket and the bib and brace I find it great, just a pity they no longer make the bibs

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    I have a pair of the long ones that I have no complaints with.
    The canvas stays wet a long time, I think the suede outer slows drying. They are a nice close fit which I like, and they don't really sag down on me if I slacken off the strap around the top. One of the loops for fitting something to go under your foot broke some time ago, I've been meaning to get it repaired but to be honest they sit there just fine without. I make a loop of nylon para type chord retained with a crimp.
    They keep pretty much everything out of my boots and if I'm quick, they seem to let you cross slightly deeper creeks without getting as wet boots than without them...... Maybe that's gaiters in general though, I've only worn Swazis.
    Defiantly not noisy like a nylon tramping type gaiter, but the suede outer has a few patches in it now. The canvas underneath is quite hardy though. No problems with the zips.
    Swazi is awesome gear in general, have a couple of their coats and jackets too.

 

 

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