Waxed cotton gaiters?

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  1. Kestump

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    Does anyone know of a manufacturer or source of gaiters made from waxed cotton/tin cloth type material? For most intents and purposes the typical nylon or cordura type gaiters work ok, but would like some that you don't have to worry about melting when around a campfire. Filson tin cloth gaiters would be perfect, but obviously not made. If not an off the shelf product, then perhaps some of you could share a good pattern by which I could attempt to make my own. Thanks!
     
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    Not waxed cotton, but Swiss military surplus gaiters are wool.

    https://www.sportsmansguide.com/pro...gM9fGl5AgYt3ZcnwgKudJ1HjXUpbKnsIaAhZcEALw_wcB

    Italian surplus gaiters are canvas...

    https://www.varusteleka.com/en/prod...5D1et4_KLy2_dnRi8oW9m-AHodahwe_saAm9IEALw_wcB
     
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    @hicountry had the Swiss gaiters for sale for a while. Not sure if he still has them or not. Picked up a pair but didn't get a chance to use them this year.
     
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    Boyt makes a short canvas gaiter of the style worn by hunters in Africa to keep grass seeds and such out of your boots. They aren’t waxed but you could easily do that.
     
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    I traded for 2 pair of the Swiss ones, yet to use them but they're bound to be pretty bulletproof I think. They weigh half my goretex OR ones, I can tell you that.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys! Those Barbour ones look awesome, and really aren't much more than a gore-tex pair, even with the exchange rate and shipping. Although when you put them in the cart it says they can't be shipped to the U.S. The Swiss ones look like a great option and can't beat the price. The wool would have the advantage of being quiet when hunting and moving through the brush. I think I'll give them a try.
     
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    You could probably get them from other distributors in the UK.

    I have the Swiss wool gaiters and they are high quality. I would start with a pair of those and then look at the Barbours if they don't fulfill your needs.
     
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