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#6890261 - 09/17/17 07:32 PM Snake Gaiters or Chaps
hunterdrake Offline
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Registered: 02/16/07
Posts: 50
My calves are too big for most snake boots(20 inches). I am looking at turtleskin gaiters and chaps. I would like the gaiters if they would stay in place. Anyone have any experience with these? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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#6890327 - 09/17/17 08:29 PM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Katy-Fulshear
I don't wear either. I'm never afraid of rattlesnakes until I see one. Then, I shoot my way back to my truck and go home.
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#6890377 - 09/17/17 09:02 PM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
nate33 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/16
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I have never heard of a bird hunter that was bitten my a snake ---- I vote with Bill.

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#6890387 - 09/17/17 09:17 PM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
Whoa Offline
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Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 137
Loc: East Texas
Turtleskin gators will stay up.I have wore them every since they came out. What ten yrs maybe.

Never needed them for a snake but they work on all the other sharp pointed objects you encounter.

And will keep you dry...


Edited by Whoa (09/17/17 09:18 PM)

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#6890455 - 09/17/17 10:37 PM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
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Always used to wear my Teny Lama's , no joke spelling is correct, I still have two pairs.
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#6890744 - 09/18/17 09:08 AM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: Hooker]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: Hooker
Always used to wear my Teny Lama's , no joke spelling is correct, I still have two pairs.
what are Teny Lama's
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#6890761 - 09/18/17 09:19 AM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
Barny Topwater Offline
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Registered: 11/22/09
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Loc: New Braunfels TX USA
Sort of like 4 wheel drive, better to have it and not need than need it and not have it.
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#6890768 - 09/18/17 09:26 AM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
Mundo Offline
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Registered: 02/03/15
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Turtleskin gaiter tend to ride up a little leaving the top of your foot exposed if you have a cloth tongue in your boot.

My lease partner had a snake hit him above where the top of turtle skin gaiters would end.
He had on Texas Armour leggings and sed they stopped the bite but it felt like someone hit him in the back of his calf with a baseball bat.

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#6890769 - 09/18/17 09:26 AM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
TX_Birddog1L Offline
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Registered: 07/20/14
Posts: 36
Loc: Fulshear, TX
I've owned both...they both have their positives and negatives:

Turtle-skin Chaps:
most protection, obviously
protection from thorns and briars as well
somewhat reduced mobility
can get pretty hot at times
(I often wear shorts under mine to help stay cool and so I can lift my legs high enough to climb a fence, walk through tall/thick grass, run for my life, etc...)
Tip: buy the huskie version so you have more room in the thigh area which improves air circulation and mobility

Gaiters (I have not owned the turtle-skin gaiters):
Less protection
Not much help against briars/thorns
improved mobility
better for warmer weather hunts (although your calves will still be quite hot)

Overall:
They say it takes a large rattler to strike above the knee, and I don't dispute that, but sometimes that rattler is sunning on the top of grass clumps and rock ledges that elevates the snake up to a foot off the ground...the chaps protect all the way tot the top of the thigh...the chaps also double as great thorn and briar protection, so if you are going to go with just one the chaps would be my suggestion...

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#6890773 - 09/18/17 09:29 AM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
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I'll take my chances with the snakes before I'll ever wear anything that hot again. They're not worth it to me.

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#6891117 - 09/18/17 02:44 PM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
Mundo Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/03/15
Posts: 239
King Ranch Saddle Shop has acquired the old Texas Armour legging pattern.
Their web site is down now but should come back up later. Their legging doesn't fit as tight as the turtle skin gaiter but they are higher. They offer as much protection as most chaps as they come up above the knee. (Most snake chaps only have protective material up to about the knee.) Turtle skin used to make a chap that was complete turtle skin and one that only offered knee protection.

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#6891174 - 09/18/17 03:25 PM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: Mundo]
Chet Offline
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Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 2389
Loc: Benbrook
Think I have the Turtle skins that protect to the knee. Not very heavy or hot.

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#6891300 - 09/18/17 05:14 PM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
Timn Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 03/15/16
Posts: 30
I have had two strokes aerotic valve replacement and I hate wearing hot chaps but I am taking no chances. If I get hit I don't think it would be a good outcome.

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#6894152 - 09/21/17 07:22 AM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: Whoa]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 01/30/07
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Loc: Ovilla - TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Whoa
Turtleskin gators will stay up.I have wore them every since they came out. What ten yrs maybe.

Never needed them for a snake but they work on all the other sharp pointed objects you encounter.

And will keep you dry...


The dry thing is real important to me, that and the cactus thing.
I've had the Turtleskins for several years.

But...I've never seen a snake while quail hunting.
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#6897675 - 09/24/17 06:54 PM Re: Snake Gaiters or Chaps [Re: hunterdrake]
longgunner Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 188
found a little rattlesnake at our place near the water valve by the cabin when we arrived at 2 AM Sat AM.... Be careful. For now on, I'm wearing snake boots upon arrival!

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