The Flash gator responds to the call of trail running shoe athletes covering miles in the high country who are tired of twigs and scree getting underneath their pants and into their shoes.
At only 8 inches in height, the Flash Gaiter was built for the new breed of trail running shoe athletes covering miles in the high country. Or, the low boot wearing hunters that are tired of dirt and twigs getting up underneath their pants, and into the shoes. This highly durable, stretch woven nylon tube design functions flawlessly. Just remember to slide it on before your shoes or boots.
“I typically wear GORE-TEX® running shoes on all of my hunts until the snow gets to shin level. I wouldn’t be able to do this without the Flash Gaiter. Fabric is a stretch woven nylon treated with DWR which offers one more layer of protection for my feet and keeps pine needles, rocks and debris from slowing down my hunt.”
Okay, so this is my second review and it is more upon customer service than the product itself. The clip on the stirrup strap broke after only 3 hikes in the Superstitions and, needless to say, I was none to happy about it and it showed in my review. They immediately contacted me, asked what went wrong, what type of terrain I was in and then sent me replacements at no cost. This company's attitude is awesome and if they make a minor adjustment to their product, it too will be awesome. 5 stars for being good people!
I want to love these gaiters. I love the fit, size, and durable material. They could be absolutely perfect....Except, the stirrup strap/plastic clip broke on my first day of the hunt. I exchanged them for another pair and again, on the first day of my late season hunt, the stirrup strap broke again at the clip. I will always use Sitka Gear. Best gear in the world. Looks like the flash gaiter is not in my future, though.
Awesome gaiter design! I put on roughly 70 miles on this gaiter this year in Utah through steams & snow I was very impressed with the durability & waterproof ability of these. I have recommend them to all my hunting buddies & it's safe to say that I'll be hunting in them next season.
Have used these for 3 years for fall elk hunting trips. Forget I'm wearing them on the hot days and keep the snow out on te cold days. Absolutely love these. No longer have to take the boots off at lunch to get the tree debris and brush out of my boots. A great investment!
I used the gaiters on my summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. The hike to summit and return to base camp was 10 hours off drudging through volcanic ash, rocks and sand. On descent, you slide down the soil to save energy. These gaiters did a great job of keeping the rocks and debris out of my boots. I didn't have a single grain of sand enter my boots.
I absolutely love these Gaiters! I wear Gore-Tex running shoes to cover ground and when paired up with the Flash Gaiters, it is a lethal combination. Keeping twigs, leaves, grass and debris out of my shoes is simple with these! The rubberized base on the Gaiters keeps them from twisting, shifting or riding up. They are quiet and not bulky if you're trying to get your sneak on. These are a must have if you plan on wearing runners or low-top boots. I test a lot of products for GORE and I think these are a top notch item! Get a pair, you won't be disappointed!
A. Sitka Gear does sell direct to individuals online within Canada and the USA.
A. Sitka Gear products are available from specialty retailers across North America. Please see our Dealer Locator for a list of stocking dealers near you. Most retailers will special order Sitka products not in stock. We are also glad to assist you in locating a specific product; call our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR.
As well, you can purchase online directly through our website.
A. Yes, we have gear experts available from the hours of 8:00am MST to 5:00pm MST that are able to answer any of your technical questions as well as process and place orders. During hunting season and other times of the year in which we experience high call volumes please do not be discouraged to leave us a voice message. We will return your call ASAP.
A. Our products are built to be used together as a complete system and are designed for very specific end-uses. For general guidelines on how to build an appropriate system for a specific hunt please check out our System Builder. As well, our gear experts are all avid hunters and are here to assist you in building your system. Don’t hesitate to call them with specific questions at 877-SITKA-GR.
A. We stand behind every product we make. If you are unhappy with any of our products at the time your receive them, feel free to send them back. Damage due to wear and tear will be repaired at a reasonable cost. For more details, visit our Repairs and Warranties page.
A. General sizing info for Sitka Gear products is included on our Sizing Chart page. For questions on specific sizing details, contact our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR or email us at Info@SitkaGear.com
A. Appropriate pack sizing and fit is determined by a specific measurement of your torso length. For more information please visit our pack sizing chart or call one of our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR.
A. Yes you can. If it is within 60 days of the original purchase date and you would like to return your product for an exchange or refund, please visit www.sitkagear.com/returns and follow the prompts to receive and RA#. Note, that products must be unused with hangtags still affixed and must have been purchased direct from Sitka Gear. If your item was purchased from one of our Authorized Dealers, please contact them in regards to their individual return policy.
A. Please visit our dealer locator to find a stocking online dealer or call our gear experts for assistance at 877-SITKA-GR.
A. Unfortunately, we do not accept back orders at this time. If there’s a specific product you would like to find and it’s not available on our site, please call or email our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR or Info@SitkaGear.com. We would be glad to help you locate the product from an authorized retailer.
We update our website regularly as products become available throughout the season, so please do check back on SitkaGear.com to stay updated.
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A. We make every effort possible to get your order processed and shipped in a timely fashion. Most orders are shipped within 2 business days of order placement. If an item on your order is backordered or out of stock, you will be contacted by a Sitka Gear customer service associate to discuss alternative options.
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A. We may be able to cancel your order but can only do this by telephone. Please call us at 877-SITKA-GR as soon as possible after you have placed your order. Otherwise it may be too late, as we try to process and get orders out the door as quickly as possible.
A. To return a Sitka Gear item that you purchased from a store, please contact the original store to inquire about their individual Returns policy.
If you purchased your gear direct from SITKA Gear please visit www.sitkagear.com/returns and follow the prompts to receive an RA#
If your product is damaged or requires repair and you would like to find out more about our warranty policy, please visit our Warranty page.
A. Please visit our Product Care Information page for detailed care instructions for all your Sitka Gear products.
A. We greatly value all your feedback, good or bad. Feel free to submit your reviews in our review sections found on every product page.
A. Sitka Gear does offer a Pro Purchase Program for qualified professionals, including Guides, Outfitters, Industry Professionals and Fish and Wildlife Officers. For more information please contact us by sending an email to Outfitters@SitkaGear.com.
A. Yes. Although we proudly support and like to recognize the efforts of every hunter and enthusiast, we do also have a team of sponsored Athletes. To learn more about our athletes, view each of their profiles here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/athletes
A. Our Sitka Athlete roster is currently full, but if you would like to touch base with us please feel free to send an email to Info@SitkaGear.com and we will forward it along as appropriate. As well, we love to hear stories from the field and are constantly looking to post customer stories to our blog. Submit your stories here: http://stk.imagicom.com/insight/tribe-stories
A. Sitka Gear is continuing to expand and is glad to hear of your interest in becoming a Sitka Gear retailer. Please email your contact information to Dealers@SitkaGear.com and a sales representative will follow up with you as soon as possible.