Black Diamond Frontpoint Gaiter 2010

The Black Diamond Frontpoint Gaiter use Gore-Tex, so more breathable; durable instep strap; narrow fit, so very good for slender-legged people and for fitting to narrower ice-climbing boots. But the lace hook is very high as is the gaiter (these are designed for use with ice/snow boots), so water/grit and snow can get into your boots lower down when hill-walking; drawcord at front may dig into you if kneeling.

The Black Diamond Frontpoint Gaiter is designed for ice-climbing, so may not be suitable for general walking.

First published in Trail magazine October 2010