XXL Gaiters?

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XXL Gaiters?

Postby bigkev » Sun 02 May, 2021 4:06 pm

Hi All,

Does anyone have any recommendations for gaiters that are a little larger than normal. I use S2S Canvas Quagmires in the XL size and they are a little too tight around my calves (my calves measure around 47 cm). To get them around my calves I have to leave the velcro half undone which means the velcro tends to pick up grass seeds and other assorted rubbish.

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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby tastrax » Sun 02 May, 2021 4:37 pm

Cheers - Phil

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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby bigkev » Sun 02 May, 2021 4:55 pm

Thanks tastrax, I'll send them a massage.
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby tastrax » Sun 02 May, 2021 10:42 pm

This is their sizing chart from another post

http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php ... 1&p=364988
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby neilmny » Mon 03 May, 2021 6:05 am

bigkev wrote:Thanks tastrax, I'll send them a massage.


That's very friendly of you Kev :lol:
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby bigkev » Mon 03 May, 2021 8:04 am

neilmny wrote:
bigkev wrote:Thanks tastrax, I'll send them a massage.


That's very friendly of you Kev :lol:



:lol: ... there is a reason I do so many solo walks!
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby Lamont » Mon 03 May, 2021 8:18 am

Those aren't calves big Kev-they're cows.
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby Nuts » Mon 03 May, 2021 8:33 am

I can't quite get the S2S gaiters to fit either. Had thought of making some wedge shaped 'extenders'; a fabric section with velcro sewn on each side.
Their soft 'Tumbleweed' gaiters stretch for larger bods (but are more of a low/dry country gaiter)
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby bigkev » Mon 03 May, 2021 11:17 am

Lamont wrote:Those aren't calves big Kev-they're cows.


:lol: ... and I haven't even talked thighs yet - there is reason that I do almost all my walking in shorts :wink:
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby bigkev » Mon 03 May, 2021 11:28 am

Nuts wrote:I can't quite get the S2S gaiters to fit either. Had thought of making some wedge shaped 'extenders'; a fabric section with velcro sewn on each side.
Their soft 'Tumbleweed' gaiters stretch for larger bods (but are more of a low/dry country gaiter)

Hi Nuts

I've done the 'wedge' thing before and they work OK . I didn't get fancy though - I just cut the gaiter in half and sewed in an extension, although my skills with a sewing machine are a little limited :wink: I'm kind of hoping to find something that looks a little more professional and also doesn't have the extra seams on them.

I've sent a message to Tasgear on fakebook so I'll see how I go there - it looks like their sizes are a little more generous.

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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby Scottyk » Wed 05 May, 2021 7:43 am

Hi
I can certainly make gaiters to suit large calves. Send me a PM on here of via facebook.
One day I might even get my website running again!
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby Lamont » Wed 05 May, 2021 8:33 am

bigkev wrote:
Lamont wrote:Those aren't calves big Kev-they're cows.


:lol: ... and I haven't even talked thighs yet

:lol:
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby bigkev » Wed 05 May, 2021 7:34 pm

Lamont wrote:
bigkev wrote:
Lamont wrote:Those aren't calves big Kev-they're cows.


:lol: ... and I haven't even talked thighs yet

:lol:



Would you believe 71cm Lamont - I've carried too many packs up too many hills! :shock:
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Re: XXL Gaiters?

Postby bigkev » Wed 05 May, 2021 7:36 pm

Scottyk wrote:Hi
I can certainly make gaiters to suit large calves. Send me a PM on here of via facebook.
One day I might even get my website running again!


PM sent Scotty
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