This bombproof gaiter is built for extreme hunts and heavy use. New internal hook system eliminates the buckle's exposure to outside wear and tear. Full Hypalon lower is built to withstand extreme abuse. GORE-TEX® Performance Shell upper maximizes breathability while keeping water out. Full front zipper makes on-and-off access easy, with a Velcro storm flap for additional protection and durability. Top cinch cord keeps debris out.
This bombproof gaiter is built for extreme hunts and heavy use. New internal hook system eliminates the buckle's exposure to outside wear and tear. Full Hypalon lower is built to withstand extreme abuse. GORE-TEX® Fabric upper maximizes breathability while keeping water out. Full front zipper makes on-and-off access easy, with a Velcro storm flap for additional protection and durability. Top cinch cord keeps debris out.
Suggested Boot Sizes:
M/L - 8 to 10.5
Top width (relaxed) - 17.5"
Bottom width (relaxed) - 20.75"
Height - 15.75"
L/XL - 11 to 13
Top width (relaxed) - 18.5"
Bottom width (relaxed) - 22"
Height - 16.75"
"The only way to keep debris and moisture out of your boots it to use a gaiter. My Stormfronts will take a beating during the winter months chasing lions through thigh deep snow, or post-holing up a wind loaded mountainside. Mountain hunts are often mixed with snow and scree, and these gaiters keep everything out of your boots and keep your feet dry on periodic creek crossings, as long as your wearing GORE-TEX® boots in addition to your gaiters."
- Sitka Athlete Kiviok Hight
Hey Troy - Sorry for the inconvenience here and any blown opportunities. I experienced the same 'squeak' or noise you are describing. For me it was the strap rubbing against the rubber of the boot. I loosened the 'leather' strap a notch and it went away. Give it a shot and let me know what happens.
All my hunting heart is sitka so I bought these gators along with an entire sitka rain gear set for my 2014 archery elk hunt in colorado. Quality of the gator is amazing. Once adjusted the go on easy, don't slip down and kept my feet dry during three days of rain. Unfortunately the bad outweighed the good for me. These gators are flat out noisy. Im an archery hunter and primarily spot and stalk. No way you well get in close unless its pouring rain our windy as all get out. No matter how dry your feet are if your gator is getting you busted like it did for me no with the money.
Lightweight, durable, waterproof and comfortable are just a few words to describe these Gaiters. I wore these a lot this past winter and found that the keep your lower legs from overheating and sweating like other gaiters do. The adjustable strap on the bottom shows no sign of wear and neither does the lower cuff. Being a GORE HuntingTech I get a chance to test out a lot of gear and these are the best heavy duty gaiter I've used. The front zipper makes these easy to put on and the boot-lace hook keeps them from riding up. A couple snaps, full front velcro and the top pull cord ensure that nothing is going to get in. I wore these walking in thigh deep snow and never had any moisture underneath, not even from the top! I highly suggest these Gaiters for any deep snow or mountain hunts you plan to do. If you don't need something quite this heavy duty, checkout the Sitka Flash Gaiters as I'm sure they'll fit your needs!
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 use the return form included with your shipment and call our gear experts at 877-SITKA-GR for a Return Authorization number. 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.
A. All of our orders are shipped via FedEx. Standard Ground, 2-Day or Overnight deliveries are available. Additional charges do apply for express shipments, oversized items and/or duties & customs into Canada.
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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 contact one of our customer service associates at 877-SITKA-GR to receive a Return Authorization number.
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.
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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.