The Sitka Gear Ascent Gaiter will be your go-to for cruising summer trail runs or logging countless miles scouting that elusive trophy. A contoured fit offers protection over running shoes and light hikers, and an innovative cable system keeps a low profile and eliminates exterior buckles.Read more
A perfect companion to the Ascent Pant, the Ascent Gaiter features a durable Polyester fabric with 4-way stretch for maximum movement. A DWR finish fends off early season weather to keep you dry. A contoured silhouette maintains a low profile over light hikers or running shoes, and the replaceable cable strap system eliminates buckles that might make noise or snag on low brush.
Sitka waterproof breathable outer layers are originally treated with a Durable Water Repellant finish (DWR), which keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job. This coating needs to be replenished once per season, or more often if the piece gets a lot of use or washing. If water is no longer beading up on your shell, it's time to retreat it. Make sure to use a spray on our softshell pieces, and a wash-in for 2.5 layer garments, like the Downpour series. Additionally, don't hesitate to treat your Mountain Pants with a DWR spray and watch the water bead off.