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  • EMS Spindrift Gaiters

    Water resistant and affordable, these high gaiters keep out snow and splash.

    Features/Benefits:

    • 100% nylon fabric with polyurethane coating to block out water
    • Full Velcro front entry with storm flap
    • Adjustable top cinch buckle
    • Boot hook and boot strap to keep gaiters in place
    • Height: 17 in.

    Fiber Content: 100% nylon
    Country of Origin: Imported

  • EMS Spindrift Gaiters

    Weather Conditions Year round
    Waterproof No
    Primary Use Hiking/Travel

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Spindrift Gaiters
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (14)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good size/fit (13)
  • Water resistant (13)
  • Stay in place (12)

Cons

  • Does not stay in place (3)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Snow sports (10)
  • Cold / extreme (9)
  • Leg/ankle protection (9)
  • Backcountry (5)
  • Wet weather (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12), Rugged outdoorsman (4), Serious trekker (4), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Ok for around the yard.

By ForcedToHike

from New Hamoshire

About Me Casual/Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Stay In Place

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Water Resistant
  • Poor Design
  • Poor Fit
  • Poor Performance

Best Uses

    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

    First off this is not a bad pair of Gaiters. If you're just going in the back yard or moving snow off the driveway a couple times a year then they will work great. I used these Gaiters three times before one of the grommets let go on a snowshoe hike in Franconia Notch. They can be very hard to put on and don't hold up too well to weekend hiking/walks. I would spend the extra money and upgrade to the next EMS model. It's well worth the money (I did return them and upgrade).

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good protection for the price

    By OutDoor Doogie

    from Central Pennsylvania

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fit
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

    • Short under heel cords

    Best Uses

    • Deep snow
    • Heavy rain

    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

    I wear theses when there is deep snow out. They work Great. I did have to add a longer cord to fasten under my boots. I plan to add a quick release buckles to fix this.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good value

    By DACiv

    from AFG

    About Me Professional, Rugged Outdoorsman, Serious Trekker

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Fit
    • Lightweight
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

      I purchased these gaiters to use in Afghanistan for my current job as an Army civilian. I don't use them all the time, but it's nice to have them in my pack. I've modified them by replacing the flimsy instep cord with a piece of braided wire cord and a keychain clip, and placing two snaps at the top and bottom of the velcro closure strip, as the velcro tends to gather bits of crud over time, and loses it's stickiness.
      Overall, they are a decent gaiter at a price that I won't mind replacing every year or so.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      beautiful

      By Willy Austin

      from New Hampshire

      About Me Serious Trekker

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Fit
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Stay In Place
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry
        • Cold Weather
        • Leg/Ankle Protection
        • Rocky Terrain
        • Snow Sports
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

        i used them today on mt. liberty and flume. kept muddy water out and protected the bottom of my pants! thanks ems for the gaiters keep up the good work!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Close, but not quite

        By Misplaced in DC

        from Ashburn, VA

        About Me Casual/Recreational, Rugged Outdoorsman, Serious Trekker

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Does Not Stay In Place
        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Leg/Ankle Protection
        • Snow Sports

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

        These are so close to being good! Sturdy Velcro keeps them from coming off but cord on the bottom going under your foot is too long and the hooks on the side are facing the wrong way so they don't hold and there is no way to tie them on. I purchased them for a snowshoe event in Michigan over New Year's and the cord kept flapping around and getting caught in my snowshoes. If you are handy with a sewing machine, these could possibly be altered. A grommet would do better than the current hook system.

        They are very easy to pack and very lightweight. They didn't cover as much of my boots as I thought they would but I stayed warm and dry.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        DIfficult to chose size

        By Sue

        from PA

        About Me Casual/Recreational

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

              This was a gift so I can not comment on the quality or performance. However, it was darn near impossible to choose a size in S-M-L. It would be much better if there was some indication that "L" was recommended for heavy hiking boots size 10-12 or lightweight boots size 11-13 (THESE SIZES ARE MADE UP FOR PURPOSES OF EXAMPLE AND ARE NOT AN INDICATION OF TRUE SIZE) or something like that. It is easier to sneak a look at someone's boot size, harder to get the measurement around their calf. That being said, they look to be decent quality if you can guess the fit. The cord under the foot was a bit short for heavy boots, but you can always replace that yourself if need be.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              3rd Summer and Counting

              By SunCityNews

              from Greenwich, NY

              About Me Rugged Outdoorsman

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Rugged
              • Stay In Place
              • Water Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backcountry
                • Leg/Ankle Protection
                • Rocky Terrain
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

                I use these almost every weekend, April to October, Hiking the Adirondack 46 High Peaks. I have never had a single issue with them. They work as intended. The lace on the bottom is better than a buckle because it's easily replacable in a pinch. Three years and dozens of peaks and the original laces are fine!. They are easy to hose off after a muddy hike. My two sons (teenagers) also have them and all three pairs are Fantastic! Worth the money for the protection and performance they provide.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great price/Good quality!

                By Spectre 26000

                from Tokyo, Japan

                About Me Casual/Recreational, Rugged Outdoorsman

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Fit
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Stay In Place
                • Water Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cold Weather
                  • Leg/Ankle Protection
                  • Rocky Terrain
                  • Snow Sports
                  • Wet Weather

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

                  Great! The price is right and they do the trick.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Spindrift Gaiters

                  By snow show maniac

                  from philly

                  About Me Casual/Recreational

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Good Fit
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Water Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Does Not Stay In Place
                  • Poor Design
                  • Poor Performance

                  Best Uses

                  • Cold Weather
                  • Leg/Ankle Protection
                  • Snow Sports

                  Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

                  Purchased for snow shoeing.
                  Don't like lace design for under boot.
                  Would have paid more for something better that attached nylon top to boot.

                   
                  4.0

                  Solid gaiters for the money

                  By Jim

                  from Jefferson, MA

                  About Me Casual/Recreational

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Fit
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged
                  • Stay In Place
                  • Water Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backcountry
                    • Cold Weather
                    • Snow Sports

                    Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Spindrift Gaiters:

                    These gaiters are ideal for the casual weekend trip user, especially for the price. Rugged velcro front access and adjustable arch strap make it easy to put on and take off. Decent weight nylon construction stands up to typical winter trail abuse. The only very minor complaint is that a cord lock adjuster for the arch strap would have been nice, but very easy to add if you so choose.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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