Outdoor Research Cascadia Gaiters - f there is a company that specializes in gaiter design, it might be Outdoor Research. Some staff members here have owned Outdoor Research gaiters throughout their entire hiking life. So it makes sense when Outdoor Research creates specific gaiter designs for specific applications, like this Cascadia Gaiter. Weighing in at nearly half the weight of the award-winning Expedition Crocodile Gaiters, the Cascadia is a two-ply waterproof, breathable gaiter design intended for hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing. Outdoor Research wrapped the Gore-Tex PacLite® fabric around the leg area for comfort and then used rugged coated packcloth throughout the boot area where vapor transfer needs are not a factor. By placing the right textiles in the right spots, Outdoor Research significantly reduced the overall weight. A durable, nylon-supported rubber instep strap and hook-and-loop attachment keeps the Cascadia firmly attached to your hiking and backpacking boots. If you need a gaiter for mountaineering in subzero conditions, the Cascadia isn't your gaiter, but if you cover trail throughout the year, this is a gaiter in stride with your outdoor lifestyle.