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Apex Gaiter




A full-height GORE-TEX gaiter with a hook-and-loop front closure, the Apex is ideal for cold-weather outings like ice climbing and mountaineering.
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A full-height gaiter built with 3-layer waterproof breathable Gore-Tex fabric, the Black Diamond Apex excels at cold, wet weather pursuits like ice climbing, mountaineering and skiing. A welded abrasion guard holds up against crampons and ski edges while the durable, neoprene-coated instep strap keeps the gaiter securely fitted.

  • 3-layer Gore-Tex welded hard-shell upper
  • Welded, double-layer 600d abrasion guard
  • Hook-and-loop front closure
  • Webbing with slide-release buckle upper closure
  • Nickel-plated instep-adjustment buckle
  • High-density, neoprene-coated nylon instep strap

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Weight Per Pair :   [Size M] 230 g (8.1 oz)

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sized small. I found my large set to be too small. I will have to get the next larger set and hope that my current large fits someone in the family. I am not a large person and have a size 10 shoe/boot. Still the gaiters did not fit around my lower leg without extreme stress. I cannot review as to the functionality of the gaiters as I have not worn them into the field. March 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Well Made, Too Small I wear a women's 10 and the XL does not fit over my plastic ice climbing or tele-ski boots. Too bad, as they would be great otherwise. January 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sizing is an issue for me They are surprisingly small, given the sizing guidelines. I will probably need to return them for the next size up. Otherwise, they are very well made with a very nice design. Material is very nice and the construction is excellent/ January 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great gaiters once you get the sizing right. Needed a new pair of gaiters and heard good things about the Apex. Based on sizes of previous gaiters I've owned I originally ordered a medium. They didn't come close to fitting over my Scarpa Inverno plastic boots, and barely fit over my Sportive Trango S. Bumped it up to a large, which barely fit over my plastic boots, but just fit over my Trangos. I'm 5' 8" and wear a 9.5 boot. I'm fine with a large, but feel that a an XL would be the best fit. Besides fit, they are a burly, very well made piece of gear. I've used them mostly on ice as well as just snowshoeing. They've remained crampon-wound free and have done a great job of keeping out all snow from my boots. December 19, 2013
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