NEW Pinnacle Gaiters

June 30, 2016

The much anticipated Pinnacle Gaiters have finally arrived and we are confident that they might just be the toughest gaiters on the market! There has been a huge amount of research and testing that has gone in to these with two clear guidelines. “Tougher” and “Better Fitting”.

Pinnacle Gaiters

The Pinnacles have been designed with the most sculpted fitting design we think we have ever seen on a gaiter which allows absolute comfort and movement.

They have been built with:

  • Double stitched seams.
  • German thread.
  • Heavy duty YKK® Zippers.
  • Double Stitched Genuine Velcro®.

Before production we wanted to make sure that theory met practice with these things, so we gave a pair to Cody Weller to punish. Cody is a full time hunter, Culler and registered ‘Master Bow Hunter’. He hunts hard every day throughout New Zealand in the most rugged and horrible conditions. If anybody can bust gear it’s Cody Weller! He put them through over 900 hours of torture from Stewart Island through the Southern Alps and up to the high country of the North Island. Here’s what he had to say:

“Due to my line of work, gaiters are an everyday piece of my kit. Hunting day in and day out, from the heavy cover of the Marlborough Sounds to rocky pinnacles of the Kaikoura ranges – and everywhere in between.

There seemed to be a stage when I would purchase a pair of $120 gaiters and they would breakdown after a month or less of work. Plus, there were other issues like being too baggy or too noisy. Also a lot of other components were well below average; things like lace hooks too small and the list goes on. Such small, simple items were left begging. Then I got talking to Alex at Hunters Element and they were in the process of designing a new gaiter. After a conversation with Alex about some finer details, I was eagerly awaiting a chance to try the new Pinnacle Gaiters. The gaiters arrived late December 2015 and after 900 hours of hunting in some extremely harsh conditions, the gaiters are becoming second hand.

Cody Weller on Stewart Island .
Cody Weller on Stewart Island .

What I liked:
The lace hook is actually big enough to stay hooked to your boots as your foot and ankle flexes, plus it won’t straighten out under strain. They also are cut to fit your legs so there’s no loose material to cause extra drag as you cross the river. If you look closely, they are also double-stitched for strength and durability. The lightweight fleece keeps the Pinnacle Gaiters super quiet but lasts extremely well. I also found they come well down over the boots, stopping any gravel or sticks working their way in. For a knee high gaiter, they’re very lightweight and dry very quickly. The velcro strip is designed to wrap up and around your leg, which keeps it very clear of debris. Being in and around salt water, sweat, blistering heat, scree and sharp broken rocks has put these gaiters and its components to the full test. Which I think they have handled extremely well.” – Cody Weller.

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SIZE GUIDE

MEN'S JACKETS AND TOPS

Place the tape measure around the large part of your chest, usually just below the arm pits. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 
MEN'S OUTER LAYER JACKETS

 SIZE
CHEST CM
CHEST INCHES
XXS
85-90
33-35
XS
90-95
35-37
S
95-100
37-39
M
100-105
39-41
L
105-110
41-43
XL
110-115
43-45
2XL
115-120
45-47
3XL
120-125
47-49
4XL
125-130
49-51
5XL
130-135
51-53




MEN'S BASE & MID-LAYER TOPS

 SIZE
CHEST CM CHEST INCHES
XXS 85-90 33-35
XS 90-95 35-37
S 95-100 37-39
M 100-105 39-41
L 105-110 41-43
XL 110-115 43-45
2XL 115-120 45-47
3XL 120-125 47-49
4XL 125-130 49-51
5XL 130-135 51-53


MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

WAIST: Place the tape measure around your waist, just above where your pants would normally naturally rest. Don't pull the tape tight, but make sure it is snug. Align this measurement with the table below to help select your size. 
INSEAM: This is the measurement from the center of the crotch on our pants, to the base of the inner leg.
Our over-trousers are designed to be worn over the top of your regular pants. The sizing is therefore larger than our regular pants. 

 

MEN'S PANTS & SHORTS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XXS 71-74 28-29 78
XS 75-79 30-31 79
S 80-84 32-33 80
M 85-89 34-35 81
L 90-94 36-37 82
XL 95-99 38-39 83
2XL 100-104 40-41 84
3XL 105-109 42-43 84
4XL 110-114 44-45 85
5XL 115-120 46-47 85

 

MEN'S OVER-TROUSERS

 SIZE
WAIST CM WAIST INCHES INSEAM CM
XS 83-86 33-34 79
S 87-90 34-35 80
M 91-94 36-37 81
L 95-98 37-38 82
XL 99-102 39-40 83
2XL 103-106 41-42 84
3XL 107-110 42-43 84
4XL 111-114 44-45 85

 

WOMEN'S SIZING

Place the tape measure around the largest part of your chest, the narrowest point on your waist and the just above where your pants normally sit on your waist. Don't stretch the tape too tight. Align these measurement with the table below to help select your size. Outer layers are made larger to accommodate layers underneath.

 

WOMEN'S SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CHEST
WAIST
HIPS
6 79cm / 31" 70cm / 27.5" 102cm / 40.2"
8
 84cm / 33"
74cm / 29.1"
106cm / 41.7"
10
 89cm / 35"
78cm / 30.7"
110cm / 43.3"
12
 94cm / 37"
82cm / 32.3"
114cm / 44.9"
14
 99cm / 39"
86cm / 33.9"
118cm / 46.4"
16
104cm / 41"
90cm / 35.4"
122cm / 48"  
18
109cm / 43"
94cm / 37"  
126cm / 49.6"
20
114cm / 45"
98cm / 38.6"
130cm / 51.2"

 

BOOT SIZING

All sizes are US men's sizing. Measure from the from the back of your heel to the end of your longest toe. Use your foot measurement to select the closest boot size.

BOOT SIZING GUIDE

US
FOOT LENGTH (approximate)
6 9.3 in / 23.6 cm
7 9.6 in / 24.4 cm
8 9.9 in / 25.2 cm
9 10.25 in / 26 cm
10 10.6 in / 26.8 cm
11 10.9 in / 27.8 cm
12 11.25 in / 28.6 cm 
13 11.6 in / 29.4 cm

 

 GAITER SIZING

Measure the circumference of calves at the thickest point. The size on the chart is the largest measurement that will fit in the gaiter. Gaiters can be tightened, but cannot be stretched to fit legs larger than the measurements shown on the chart.

GAITER SIZING GUIDE

SIZE
CALF SIZE
 S
380mm
M
410mm
L
440mm
XL
470mm
2XL
500mm

 

GLOVE SIZING

SIZE
LENGTH CM WIDTH CM
S 18 9
M 19 9.5
L 20 10
XL 21 10.5
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