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A full-height GORE-TEX® gaiter with a hook-and-loop front closure, the Apex is ideal for cold-weather outings like ice climbing and mountaineering. READ MORE
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A full-height GORE-TEX® gaiter with a hook-and-loop front closure, the Apex is ideal for cold-weather outings like ice climbing and mountaineering. Learn More


A full-height gaiter built with three-layer waterproof breathable GORE-TEX fabric, the Black Diamond Apex excels at cold, wet-weather pursuits like ice climbing, mountaineering and skiing. A welded abrasion guard holds up against crampons and ski edges while the durable, neoprene-coated instep strap keeps the gaiter securely fitted.

  • Three-layer GORE-TEX welded hardshell upper
  • Welded, double-layer 600d abrasion guard
  • Hook-and-loop front closure
  • Webbing with slide-release buckle upper closure
  • Nickel-plated instep-adjustment buckle
  • High-density, neoprene-coated nylon instep strap

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Weight Per Pair :   [Size M] 230 g (8.1 oz)
Apex Gaiter is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don’t buy I used these gator twice before the metal buckle was so bent that it won’t hold the boot strap anymore. Two days of work and they are broken.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Barely fit over boots I bought a size large, and they barely fit over XC boots. Not sure what these were designed for, but it doesn't seem to be XC skiing. Not sure they'd even fit over my hiking boots. Maybe they're for tennis shoes.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repeat customer This gift for my son was a replacement of a pair that were really used up. He came home and asked if we could get his old gaiters repaired. (we are big into "fixing" things) and after I took a long look, calculated the repairs and time, energy and postage to mail them back to Denver, I concluded to purchase the identical pair.
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fit is way too small I wear a size 44.5 La Sportiva Nepal Evo boot and ordered these gaiters sized large, as the sizing chart recommended. These fit wayyy too small over my boots! It was difficult to get them to fit sitting in my 70 degree room, so I imagine I would have serious frustration trying to put these on for an alpine start outside my tent when it is 20 or 30 degrees outside. If I exchange them for an XL, they may fit over my boot better, but then I wouldn't be able to tighten the strap enough to fit snuggly on my calf. Though these seem durable and well made, it doesn't matter if they don't fit properly. Please review these gaiters BD, as many people describe having this same issue.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Very durable. Held up to trekking through thorn bushes without any tears. Water resistance held up to a day of walking through knee deep snow, though there was considerable condensation on the inside. Not sure if I had a non-waterproof boot I would have been dry inside. One note is that the ankle is very tight to close on the velcro for an 8" boot. The calf fit was fine, but getting the bottom closed was a real hassle.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Small Gaiters Great product the size of the gaiters are incorrect if you are a size 9 in mens or above you should order an XL if you are going to be wearing them over scarpas
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Way Small I wear a size 9.5 (US-mens) boot. I first ordered the medium as that's my usual size. I had to return them because they wouldn't close - even over my light hikers, much less hiking boots. I just got the Larges and they barely close over my light hikers - won't work on anything bigger. I'll be more into return postage than I paid for them, so I guess I'll keep them for scrambling. Not sure what these are really sized for - running shoes?
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Performance, Fits Small If I could, I would give these gaiters a 3.5. They function very well, but they fit frustratingly short on my calves. I purchased the XL (I am 6'0'' and 190 lbs) and they generally feel like they want to slip down, especially when I don't use more than a base layer + thinner pants. Excellent durability and waterproofing, just wish they fit higher. If you purchase these, I recommend buying a size higher than what you think you need.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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