off the shelf these are okay gaiters for trail running however they need design improvements:
-understrap material and build wears out. after a 21km trail race i notice the straps started to degrade. the material is thinning out and the threads are wearing out and falling off. i think these will not last more than 100km of trail running.
-unadjustable straps. they are single length so you cannot adjust their height on your shoe.
-ankle cuffs can be too loose and they will flop down and possibly let dirt and debris inside, which sefeats the purpose
I bought these in a bit of a hurry, in fairness, to wear over a pair of fell shoes in a long distance fell race. I was very disappointed. You can't adjust the understrap length so it was much too long for my purpose (and why they'd be designed for boots I don't know?) meaning the gaiter just kept riding up above the trail shoe. Also, the ankle cuff is non-adjustable, and it was too loose for my ankle, not helped by the fact that the gaiter is quite long, resulting in it sliding down. So - a non-adjustable gaiter that slides down and rides up.. pretty useless.
It's such a shame that some mistakes were made in the design of these because they have good points too. So first the good: The material is very good quality as are the straps, clips and stitching. They feel like they will put up with a lot of abuse which is important in trail running kit. But now the bad- The top of the gaiter is too slack- even on my very thick calves. The elastic needed to be more elastic and tighter to keep out debris. At present they let gravel etc in at the top end. Very strangely, the line of sticky rubber stuff on the inner gaiter that I assume is to stop it slipping is at the shoe end- not the leg end so it actually seems to serve no purpose as they aren't going to slip at the trainer end! The strap to go under the shoe is extremely well made and tough, but unfortunately it isn't adjustable which seems a strange decision! With just a few tweaks these gaiters would be excellent and do a great job.
Good price and quick delivery. Wore these on a trail marathon which include a lot of beach running. They did the job well and kept almost all the sand out of my trainers. Would recommend.
Cost, speedy delivery and functionality.
Really a good product at an affordable price. It protects me from thorns and pebbles getting into my shoes. I run comfortable with this without bothering of being injured or anything getting into my shoes while training on trail surface
Good price and easy to put on and take it off.
Very affordable gaitors that fitted my salomon trails trainers perfectly. I am so glad to be running without pebbles and other things in my shoes! Runs are much more pleasant now :)
good price. easy to put on and attach to trainers
bottom strap could have thinner throughout