Berghaus Yeti Attak II (2015)

Features

The Berghaus Yeti Attak II is a classic gaiter that encloses your footwear, with a rubber rand creating a waterproof seal between gaiter and boot. There is a front zip with a Velcro stormflap and drawcord at the top. The material is Gore-Tex for maximum waterproofness and breathability, but there’s also a very tough outer face fabric for durability. 5/5

Fit

Yetis come in unisex sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL, and you have to fit them to a pair of stiffened boots such as B1, B2 or B3 boots, as on softer 3-season boots they will just come off. Once on, they make a close fit if they suit the boot – but you do need appropriate footwear. So these are not for everyone. 4/5

Comfort

I first used Berghaus Yetis back in about 1990; they are very comfortable and keep all the water out. As they are Gore-Tex you get good condensation control and as they are not too close a fit to the leg, you get some airflow. Probably the most comfortable gaiter there is, as they keep you the most dry. 5/5

In use

On the right boots Berghaus Yeti Attak IIs are superb but once on they have to stay on, meaning you cannot take them on or off throughout a trip. This means they are perfect in winter or for bog-trotting but a pain in other more varied conditions. They are not too baggy and not too tight, and the front zip works well. The top drawcord toggle is a little basic as it is not stretchy but it’s functional enough. 4/5

Value

The price is high so you need to decide if you need this level of protection and will get the use out of them to justify the outlay. 3/5

Verdict

For maximum protection on stiffer boots Berghaus Yeti Attak IIs are a well-proven classic, but they have limitations too. They win Trail’s ‘approved’ accolade. 4.2/5

Review by Graham Thompson

First published in Trail magazine October 2015

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