[Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

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[Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby Nanzy » Thu 01 Sep, 2022 6:15 pm

Would snake gaiters be required for the Great South West Walk in Portland victoria? I head out on 20 September. If so, I am keen to borrow snake gaiters as I am an annual hiker.located in inner west melbourne but could pay postage.
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby Franco » Fri 02 Sep, 2022 11:17 am

I think that the best snake gaters you can get are trekking poles.
They will feel you coming and leave the trail before you are there.
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby Eremophila » Fri 02 Sep, 2022 8:03 pm

It will still be quite cool but any sunny days and they will be out basking. There will also be shinglebacks which can be mistaken for a snake at first.

Most of the track that I’ve seen is pretty clear, although there are sections not far out of Portland which are reasonably narrow and will have overhanging growth coupled with many many twigs on the ground….. all of which take on a snake-like appearance after a few sightings! I’ve also had stand-offs with snakes who weren’t so keen to move on.

What size are you after?
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby Nanzy » Sun 04 Sep, 2022 7:19 am

I am not sure on gaiter sizing but I am am a female 164cm, 55kg.
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby LizTheHappyHiker » Sun 18 Sep, 2022 1:00 pm

I'm planning on doing the GSWW in Dec, so I'd be very grateful if you could write a review of your trip. Enjoy your walk and time in bush. Hopefully the weather and tides are in your favour
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby adventuremum » Wed 28 Sep, 2022 8:04 pm

Hi
I have some Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters for sale
Size S Black (for shoe size EU 35-40)

Details here
https://www.bogong.com.au/outdoor-research-gaiters-crocodile.html

Size Guide here
https://www.bogong.com.au/clothing-size-guide#outdoorresearch

PM me if you're interested & I'll take photo
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby myrtlegirl » Thu 29 Sep, 2022 4:44 pm

adventuremum wrote:Hi
I have some Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters for sale
Size S Black (for shoe size EU 35-40)

Details here
https://www.bogong.com.au/outdoor-research-gaiters-crocodile.html

Size Guide here
https://www.bogong.com.au/clothing-size-guide#outdoorresearch

PM me if you're interested & I'll take photo



I am trying so hard to imagine gaiters that:
- will stop crocodiles, or
- are made of crocodile, or
- are made for crocodiles
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby bernieq » Thu 29 Sep, 2022 4:53 pm

... or...
- are made by crocodiles :D

We are responsible for the health of the planet - not it for ours
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby markg » Fri 30 Sep, 2022 10:21 pm

Moroka 30 make snake proof gaiters. Tested and proven.
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Re: [Wanted Melbourne] Snake gaiters

Postby myrtlegirl » Sun 02 Oct, 2022 11:03 am

bernieq wrote:... or...
- are made by crocodiles :D



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