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Patented, High-Strength Protection
The Turtle Skin SnakeArmor Snake gaiters are the lightest snake gaiters available on the market today. A pair of these weights less than a can of soda! On the scale the approximate weight for a pair of gaiter is ONLY 11 oz. That was not a typo, ELEVEN oz total. Don't think for one second that the lightweight material used by Turtleskin means less protection. The proprietary material is constructed from a super-tight patented weave of high-strength ballistic fibers and polyester. What does a "super-tight patented weave of high-strength ballistic fibers and polyester" mean for you? It means a lightweight, highly flexible, and breathable gaiter. These gaiters have been tested to repel even large rattlesnakes.
The Turtleskin material has been documented as having stopped a bite from a 7-foot Western Diamondback rattler in Texas and a Black Mamba in Tanzania.
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Lightest snake gaiter on the market
Tested with actual, live rattlesnakes
Waterproof and windproof
Cool, flexible, and comfortable
Patented, rugged fabric
Sturdy, reliable zipper closure
Available in 2 sizes: Regular or Husky.
Regular Size 20" Around Top of Calf 17" Around Ankle 16" Length
Husky Size 23" Around Top of Calf 20" Around Ankle 16" Length
You simply zip up the back and cinch the elastic top for a snug, protective fit.
Handmade in the USA
Read more about Turtleskin Gaiters on our blog, The Roost.
I brought those because I hike a lot in north California , until one day I was climbing up on this fire trail 11:30 am didn't see and din't hear the halter I was listen too music and I feel this on my leg I look was this huge rattlesnake just bid my gaiter was the venen on it ! I got out the way quickly, she was huge 5 feet long at least ! I walk away shaking and remove my armor was not one single bite , my skin was fine ! I hope they make for dogs too!! This save my life I was in the middle of no were!!
Better way to wear gaiters
Posted by Goldenwheels on 27th Apr 2014
As a normal size guy - 5'10", 175 pounds - I got the regular size Turtleskin snake gaiters, but found that they would ride up my ankle in the back, even while anchored in the front...not to mention the hassle of tying them down or hooking them down to the front of my boots...and doing the reverse after the hike. So I purchased a pair of the husky size and wear them upside down and backwards (tongue flap rides behind the knee). I don't have to anchor them anymore, and they never ride up. And they're cooler, and easier to remove. Whoever I'm hiking with gets to wear the older, regular size gaiters.
Love this product, but the zipper is very hard to operate (maybe I'll wax or teflon them).
Posted by Russ on 19th Mar 2014
Comfortable, easy to take on and off, and covers the most vulnerable lower leg area. Will it keep those fangs from entering my leg? Only time will tell but I'd rather not test it first hand! I'm less apprehensive hiking in the desert now, and if it saves me just once they will be worth every penny.
Posted by BK on 12th Oct 2013
Like another post here I use this product fly fishing. Going on 4 years now. Fish the Eastern Sierra and this product has held up well. Needed something lightweight since did not want something too heavy when submerged underwater - in current. Bonus has been protection from thorn bushes and sage brush as well. When I first purchased a few fishing friends initially laughed and now most of them have a pair as well. * I added a quick clip to anchor down to top of foot (to boot laces).
Best I've found!
Posted by Craig on 6th Sep 2013
I hope I never have to find out if these work, but I'm betting they will. Snake boots hurt my calves when I'm climbing these WV mountains. I've tried a couple other gaiters that were supposed to be comfortable and they didn't compare to these. Very light weight and comfortable. I'm with others on the lack of a boot strap to keep it down. (I'm going to try the Nite Ize s-biner)
Worth the Price-Comfortable
Posted by Gundogs on 11th Jul 2013
Wore these Turtleskin snake gaiter for 3 days of dove hunting in 98-107 degree heat and never knew I had them on. Very light-weight and comfortable. I'm 6'3 230# and the regular fit just fine. Buy 2 Nite-Ise stainless steel spring loaded S-hooks and they hold down the front of the gaiter when attached to the front boot lace and the front hole on the gaiter. It will not snag on anything. Proven. The hooks come in Black or silver and will last forever. Better than anything I have seen recommended. Worth the price.
Posted by Creek on 11th Jul 2013
Bought my first pair of Turtleskin SnakeArmor Snake Gaiters a couple of years ago. I wear them when flyfishing Southern CA streams. The fit is great - and comfortable - I'm 6'0". I wet wade alll of the time, and these gaiters are constantly getting dunked in cold water. They have always come out none-the-worse for wear. Not sure if they can be rinsed in a washing machine, but I've done that plenty of times with them too and they seem to come out just fine. Just bought my girlfriend a pair of her own. I have no doubt they'll work fine for her just as mine have for me.
Posted by nancec on 11th Jul 2013
Received my Turtleskin Snake Gaiters for Christmas. They are marvelous to wear, easy to put on and take off, and they must work! Saw lots of snakes in the days prior to getting them - never saw one after that - the critters are running away in fear! ;-)
Posted by Howie on 11th Jul 2013
I bought these Turtleskin snake gaiters after sending back a couple of pair of the Turtleskin Chaps. Chaps had a problem with the belt straps not being sewn on properly. The Gaiters are light, as cool as they can be and cover from the top of your boot to below the knee (I'm 6 foot). You really forget you have them on. I do a lot of dog training in south TX and work many times with shorts on. You just cant find anything more comfortable. We have more than our share of rattlers at our training grounds but they have not been tested by me yet and I really don't want to do so. I'm going by the company testing and feel confident they would do the job if needed. My old gaiters and chaps are now in the attic.
TurtleSkin Snake Gaiters
Posted by Boots on 11th Jul 2013
I ordered these Turtleskin Gaiters online and thus without any ability to try them on for sizing.
Turns out, they are too short around the feet for 100% protection. As a tall man of 6'1", I am happy with their reach to just below my knee.
BUT, and this is a big BUT, they do NOT cover the feet adequately and leave a large exposed area around/below the ankle where a rattler could penetrate. This is using medium high top hiking boots.
The weak link, thus, is at the ankle and below and particularly on the back side of the achilles tendon area.
As for remaining upright, they do that as advertised and my legs had minimal sweating. But for snake protection, I give myself about 80% protection only.