First - what not to do. The goal is to minimize the number of things that can create a crampon tripping hazard on the inside of your feet. Gaiter strap buckles are an excellent example of this - so they go on the outside. Most models also have a velcro strip that runs up the front, and the logo also is displayed proudly on the outside of the ankle - not the inside.
|Gaiters on the wrong feet creates a tripping hazard.|
Having the strap too loose reduces their effectiveness.
Worse still, you don't look as cool!
|To fit your gaiters to your boots, unbuckle the stirrup strap|
completely and open up the velcro. Remember - the buckle
and the logo go to the OUTSIDE, and the velcro goes FORWARD.
|Step 2: Attache the velcro strip as evenly as possible to|
maximize the velcro grip. Don't worry about the stirrup strap
|I find it best to work the velcro from the bottom to the top.|
|After the velcro is line up, pull the gaiter down as low as|
it will fit, then buckle the stirrup strap as tight as it will go.
|With plastic boots, I typically don't need to bother |
with the lace hook in front.
|Keep the velcro strap that's common on most models loosely|
closed unless your wallowing in the snow past your knees.
|For your other gaiter, simply buckle the stirrup strap to|
the same number of holes as the first gaiter, then step into
it and close the velcro. In really warm weather,
you can also roll down the gaiter to increase ventilation.