243-Gaiters for hiking

Show notes

When you start hiking you tend to have a picture in your mind about what a ‘hiker’ looks like. For many, the stereotype includes a broad brimmed hat, boots, kaki clothing, big pack, and of course, gaiters. By why do hikers use gaiters? They do more than just the obvious of ‘snake protection’!

In this podcast episode we look at the types of gaiters available to hikers today and provide guidance on when you should consider wearing them.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:30)
  • What are gaiters? (time index 0:02:23)
  • Why would you want to use gaiters? (time index 0:03:07)
  • Gaiter types (time index 0:10:48)
    • Lycra gaiters
    • Mid weight gaiters
    • Heavy duty gaiters
  • Sizing (time index 0:15:17)
    • Shoes sizes
    • Shoe types
  • Gill and Tim’s wrap up (time index 0:20:02)
  • Close (time index 0:24:44)

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