The Matka are our toughest gaiters, designed for trudging through deep powder, traversing boulder fields or climbing icy slopes with crampons.

  • Durable materials and kevlar-reinforced insteps for crampon protection 
  • Breathable waterproof uppers made from reliable 3-layer fabric 
  • High volume to fit over larger boots with a slim tapered cut

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


Key Features

  • Fully waterproof with a breathable 3-layer upper and PU-backed ankle sections
  • Durable materials throughout to withstand heavy use in rough terrain
  • Kevlar-reinforced insteps provide extra crampon protection
  • High volume lower section fits over bulkier winter boots
  • Slim tapered cut reduces excess fabric and fits to your calves
  • Adjustable underfoot straps, top straps and lace hooks for a secure fit
  • Easy to put on Velcro closure
  • Simple retainers to tuck away long straps
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats


Hydrostatic Head: 10,000mm
MVTR: 10,000g/m²/24hrs


Upper: 300D 3-Layer Polyester
Outstep: 1000D Cordura® nylon
Instep: 82% nylon, 18% aramid
(Kevlar) TPU straps, stainless steel buckles


291g (S/M)

Origin: China

Sustainability & Care

Product Care Information

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.

Size Guide
Gaiter Sizing
Shoe Size S/M M/L
UK 4 - 8 8 - 12
EU 37 - 41 42 - 46
US 5 - 9 9 - 13