The Matka are our toughest gaiters, designed for trudging through deep powder, traversing boulder fields or climbing icy slopes with crampons.
The Matka have been designed to take a beating, whatever the mountains throw at you. The bottom sections are made from super abrasion and tear resistant 1000D Cordura® nylon. And the insteps have been reinforced with Kevlar to withstand stray crampon spikes. The upper section is made from a tough 300D 3-layer waterproof fabric, providing breathability where you need it most.
A higher volume lower section fits over bulkier winter boots, sealing out snow and water. And, like the rest of our gaiters, a full-length cut and carefully tapered fit reduces any excess fabric so you don’t catch them as you walk. We’ve also added simple loops to tidy away any straps that could get caught under your feet – essential on exposed routes.
The Matka have a strong Velcro closure that’s easy to put on and tough TPU underfoot straps with stainless steel buckles. The tapered fit and robust fabrics stop the gaiters from slipping down but there’s also an adjustable webbing strap at the top to hold them above your calves
Hydrostatic Head: 10,000mm
Upper: 300D 3-Layer Polyester
Outstep: 1000D Cordura® nylon
Instep: 82% nylon, 18% aramid
(Kevlar) TPU straps, stainless steel buckles
Hand wash with lukewarm water. Use a technical wash product (like Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash) or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water and hang to dry. Do not iron or tumble dry.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.