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Title: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: Canuck10 on November 12, 2018, 14:45:41
Hi all,
as winter approaches I'm looking into ways of keeping my feet/lower legs dry. A fair amount of people in my unit have NEOS overboots, but I've heard mixed things about them. I'm looking at either a pair of NEOS, or a set of Goretex gaiters to pair with my waterproof Lowa Z-8s. Gaiters would be cheaper and easier to pack, but I haven't heard much good or bad about them (either from buddies or on this forum). I have noticed however that a lot of the older guys favour gaiters over NEOS. 

Thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: FSTO on November 12, 2018, 15:09:38
I bought a pair of gaiters at Atmosphere. Excellent at keeping legs dry.
I use them snowshoeing
Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: RomeoJuliet on November 12, 2018, 19:04:25
Hi all,
as winter approaches I'm looking into ways of keeping my feet/lower legs dry. A fair amount of people in my unit have NEOS overboots, but I've heard mixed things about them. I'm looking at either a pair of NEOS, or a set of Goretex gaiters to pair with my waterproof Lowa Z-8s. Gaiters would be cheaper and easier to pack, but I haven't heard much good or bad about them (either from buddies or on this forum). I have noticed however that a lot of the older guys favour gaiters over NEOS. 

Thanks for the advice.
I wear Lowas GTX and Neos.  Perfect


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Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: Eye In The Sky on November 12, 2018, 22:48:59
I never used NEOs, but I do have these gaiters and they're pretty awesome.

https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/en/mens-crocodile-gaiters/p/2431180001010
Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: jeffb on November 12, 2018, 23:37:43
Both work. NEOs are awesome and are widely used within the combat arms.
Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: Halifax Tar on November 13, 2018, 07:10:26
I have both.  I will use either depending on the situation and weather conditions.  They are primarily used during hunting seasons.

Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: dangerboy on November 13, 2018, 09:15:25
A lot depends on what you are doing. If it is something that does not involve a lot of long distance movement I wear Neos, so activities like defensive, ranges, mech section attacks but if it involves long marching then go with gaiters. I find that having a boot inside a boot is not ideal for long distances.
Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: Canuck10 on November 13, 2018, 13:51:31
Thanks everyone, I'll most likely go with NEOS in that case.
Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: Target Up on November 13, 2018, 13:59:32
If weight is an issue, go with the gaiters. If you're static or have somewhere to stash extra snivel kit, go with the NEOS.
Title: Re: Goretex Gaiters vs NEOS
Post by: Canuck10 on November 14, 2018, 13:27:04
Makes sense, thanks Kat.