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Can you run in soft sand in these Gaiters? How much do they weigh?
Absolutely! The RaidLight Desert Gaiter was designed to give you protection from the finest sand. They are a favorite gaiter for the Marathon Des Sables that runs through the Moroccan Desert over sand dunes for a full week. They weight approximately 60g (1.2oz) per pair and come with Velcro to attach them to your shoes.
Is the gaiter waterproof or at least water resistant? Are you aware of it being used on trail runner in wet conditions like VT Long Trail to minimize wet feet?
The Desert Gaiter is meant to be used in hot sandy, conditions where breathability and sand protection are paramount. It is not waterproof at all, but will dry out very quickly in wet conditions. The HyperTrail Gaiter, would be a little more protective for water, but still designed to be more breathable than water proof.