Fit your Berghaus Yeti Gaiters

As this was possibly the most requested and visited page on my old site I have returned the Yeti Gaiter guide to the web after it was culled in late 2010. I have two methods here, my old (indoor) guide and the new (outdoor) one Mike sent me. All images are in the same gallery at the bottom of the page (it should be clear which belongs to which). Sorry if it seems a little disjointed, this page has been through many incarnations.

Old Indoor Method

Whilst its not a complex bit of gear anyone who has used a pair of Yetis will know what a pain it is to fit them, first time I put them on my boots I managed to cut my hand with the screwdriver I was using as a lever, so I wrote this guide to fitting your Berghaus Yeti Gaiters a while ago.

First push the toe of the boot into the gaiter and line up the rubber rand (figs 1 and 2).

Then pull the rand up and over the heel (fig 3). Once it is doubled over grab a handful of the gaiter fabric and (carefully, lets not rip anything) drag the back of the gaiter over the heel (fig 4).

All that you have left to do now is sort out the doubled over rubber and un-crease the fabric (fig 5). You can do this easily enough by hand but a spoon handle will speed up the process (fig 6).

New Outdoor Method

This method was sent to me by Mike Rochester, he wrote it for Denbigh Army Surplus who were the sellers for a UK military copy of the Yeti (it has been recreated here with Mike’s Permission), but the method applies equally for the Yeti.

Click on the images for an enlarged picture with instructions. The caption for the last image was “wear your Yeti’s with pride!!”

 

 


 

  • dave smith
    #1 written by dave smith  4 years ago

    mike is a god just fitted mk3 gaiters thank you for re posting how to do it,ifyou are near electric supply heat rubber rand with hairdryer its even easier

  • dave smith
    #2 written by dave smith  4 years ago


    dave smith:

    mike is a god just fitted mk3 gaiters thank you for re posting how to do it,ifyou are near electric supply heat rubber rand with hairdryer its even easier

  • Ed
    #3 written by Ed  4 years ago

    Thanks Dave, I will make a change to the page in a bit adding the use of the hair-drier.

  • Frazz00
    #4 written by Frazz00  4 years ago

    Great advice thanks , another little tip is to use little bicycle tyre irons for the fine adjustments once gaiter is fitted and to use a little rubber solution on the toe to stop from slipping off. A cheap pound shop cycle repair kit works a treat.

    • Ed
      #5 written by Ed  4 years ago

      Thanks Frazz00, I must update this page….

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