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February is shaping up to be a very chilly month filled with lots of snow, but that shouldn’t be the reason we are spending the rest of the season indoors.
If you’re looking for a stress-relieving winter pastime, hiking in forests and valleys covered in snow will leave you feeling recharged and ready to take on the day.
There are many benefits to spending time outside in the winter, and the fear of wet socks from snow creeping into your shoe shouldn’t hold you back from raising your serotonin levels and lifting your mood.
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What are they?
These waterproof gaiters are made to protect against water, rain, snow, mud, wind, sand and insects from entering into your shoes or pants. They will keep your legs safe and dry, and they’re made of waterproof and dustproof materials.
The EnergeticSky gaiters are perfect for hiking, hunting, climbing, mountaineering, snowboarding and skiing. These gaiters have nylon straps with a stainless steel buckle to help ensure that they stay in place during all your winter outdoor activities.
They also have drawstring straps and buckles for comfort, and the front opening velcro design makes them easy to wear.
What people are saying
“These are perfect gaiters at such a great price. They come up a good distance up the calf and do a great job of keeping dirt and grime out of your boots. I’ve tried them in mud, roots and on the sand, and they do a great job keeping my feet dry and clean,” one customer wrote in their five-star review. “The sizing is perfect, I measured my calf girth and compared to the chart in the pictures picked size large - a perfect match.”
The reviewer said they were not sure why others said they had trouble learning how to put them on. “If you’ve ever used gaiters, it is quite straightforward - wrap them around the leg and clip the metal clasp onto your boot shoelace,” the shopper continued. “It’s a nice touch that they have included four nylon straps that go under your heel - my other gaiters only had the required two, so nice that this pair has a backup in case one gets ripped on a rock. EnergeticSky also sells wicked strong ice crampons for walking on ice snow. Those are highly recommended as well. Overall great buy for a good price.”
Another happy customer said the gaiters offer “unbelievable performance for an amazing price.”
“I must admit when I first opened the package, I was a bit skeptical and thought the buckle and strap system was a bit iffy. However, my first day with these was the ultimate test. Twelve miles through nearly knee-deep wet, heavy slushy snow. The worst gator conditions you can find. They performed perfectly, never once slipping, never needed to readjust a strap, 100 per ccent waterproof in extremely wet conditions, my boots and feet stayed perfectly dry. Much better than others I paid twice as much for,” the customer wrote in their review.
“Arrived promptly, in time for a winter hike. Easy to put on and adjust. Comments said the sizing was either too big or too small. I chose the small size according to the chart and probably could have gone one size up. It would be helpful were the vendor to provide the length of the gaiter so you can judge how high up they go,” another customer wrote.
“Great for snowshoeing keeps warmth in and snow out,” another happy customer wrote.
Another customer said the gaiters are an “amazing product with a comfortable fit.”
“It is most convenient if you don't want to wear snowshoes. Very useful in outdoor activities in snowfalls as well as in snow walking. I love this product because while wearing this one, it feels like exactly snowshoes. Highly recommend this product for further usage and very helpful to me to survive in the winter,” they added in their review.
The EnergeticSky leg gaiters are a great purchase if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors this winter. The only negative reviews seem to be from before EnergeticSky updated their design to provide a wider and thicker nylon strap to solve the problem of easy breakage. The company also added stainless steel buckles to ensure that the gaiters do not rust. All in all, shoppers are extremely happy spending time outdoors this winter in their Energetic Sky leg gaiters.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.