Armadillo LT™ Gaiters
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The Hillsound Armadillo LT™ gaiter was created to meet the need for high-performance, affordable gaiters for outdoor enthusiasts. The Armadillo LT™ is comprised of a waterproof and breathable upper made of Flexia three-layer fabric that is contour fitting and lightweight. This stretch fabric ensures a snug fit that won`t pinch or fall down. The lower is a 1000 denier, high-density nylon, providing supreme protection from the elements. These gaiters will keep mud, trail debris and snow out of your socks and hiking boots. Like all Hillsound gaiters, the Armadillo LT™ features a YKK waterproof zipper to make it easy to get the gaiter on and off. The Armadillo LT™ is a solid choice for year-round hiking and snowshoeing.
  • Waterproof to 20,000mm.
  • Breathability rating: 6RET, 15.000 + g.
  • YKK zipper brings the gaiter close to the leg.
  • DWR coating will remain intact for up to 50 washes.


Also available at
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Also available at
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Proudly Canadian
slash resistant
waterproof & breathable
easy zipper access
stretch & comfort
replaceable strap

Product Details


– Unisex
– Weight: 259g (XS); 270g (S); 300g (M); 315g (L); 324g (XL)
– Available sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Instructions and Use

Dirt, mud, oil or any other substances can be removed by wiping the gaiters with a damp cloth. Alternatively, they can be machine washed on a gentle cycle with cold water. Do not use normal detergent, as this can strip the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) layer from the gaiters. Instead, we recommend a technical wash such as Tech-Wash from Nikwax. The DWR will stay intact for up to 50 washes on the Super Armadillo and Armadillo LT models, and even longer for the Super Armadillo Nano gaiters. If you find the waterproofness of the gaiters is waning, we recommend using a waterproofing agent such as the Nikwax TX.Direct® Wash-In or Spray-On.

Size Charts

Size/ TailleUS M's/ HommesUS W's/ DamesEUUKJP
XS/ XPN/A5-735.5-383-521.5-23.5
S/ P6-87-938-415-723.5-25.5
M/ M8-109-1141-437-925.5-28
L/ G10-12-43-469-1128-30
XL/ XG12-15-46-5011-1430-32

Gaiter Calf Circumference Guide (Unisex)
Measurements XSSMLXL
UnisexCalf Circumference*35- 37cm/ 13.5 -14.5"37-39cm/ 14.5 -15.5"39- 41cm/ 15.5 -16"41-43cm/ 16- 17"43-46cm/ 17 - 18"

*Measurement taken from widest part of calf.

Please note that where sizes overlap, this is to indicate that discretion is needed to determine the correct size. For the gaiters, the correct size can be dependent upon the individual’s calf size. For the traction devices, a correct fit is largely dependent on what type of shoe the individual will be wearing with the product. For all Hillsound products, we recommend you try the gaiters or crampons on in-store with the shoes you plan to wear them with to ensure you get the right fit.

Safety Warning and Warranty


Hillsound Equipment Inc.’s products do not eliminate the risks associated with snowy and icy conditions. When wearing Hillsound products, always use caution, extreme care and common sense. Failure to do so could result in injury or death. The user alone is responsible for determining whether his/her experience, combined with the equipment, terrain and weather, present a risk. The user alone assumes responsibility for the safe and proper use of this product and any risk associated with its use. Activities involving the use of this equipment are inherently dangerous. Hillsound is not responsible or liable for any loss, damages, injury or death caused by the use of this or any other Hillsound products.


Hillsound gaiters have a limited lifetime warranty against damage due to poor workmanship and/or defective materials excluding normal wear and tear, alterations and modifications, damage by mechanical force, improper storage and maintenance and uses for which this product is not designed. In the event that the Hillsound product does not perform as listed, the user shall notify Hillsound of any such defect within 90 calendar days from the date when the defect was observed. The user’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be limited to the correction of the defect by adjustment, repair, replacement or refund, which shall be at Hillsound’s election.



This Agreement and any disputes or claims arising out of or in connection with its subject matter shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, without regard to any conflict of law provisions, and shall be binding upon the parties hereto in Canada and worldwide. The parties consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts within the Province of British Columbia to adjudicate any dispute arising out of this Agreement. The parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically excluded from application to this Agreement.

Product Comparison

Waterproofness| Breathability| Weight| DWR
Armadillo LTHiking20,000mmUpper shell is Flexia3.0 stretch fabric and lower is 1000D nylon. YKK zips top to bottom.$49
Snowshoeing6RET, 15.000 + g
300g (size M)
Super ArmadilloIce climbing20,000mmUpper shell is Flexia3.0 stretch fabric and the lower is the highly durable SuperFabric® .
YKK zipper zips top to bottom.
Hiking6RET, 15.000 + g
Snowshoeing350g (size M)
Super Armadillo NanoMountaineering20,000mmUpper shell is Schoeller C_Change™ and NanoSphere™ with the lower being composed of SuperFabric® .
YKK Zipper zips down. Offers the highest breathability and water repellency of our gaiters.
Snowshoeing 6RET, 18.000 + g
Ice climbing362g (size M)
Permanent DWR
Good build but ...
from Mount Pearl
The gaiters are good quality. So from a design build aspect they are better than most. My issue is that I purchased "L" according to the size chart. I am size 10 and 5 foot 11.5 at 178 lbs. fairly muscular. For some reason when I fasten these they seem too short and want to pull down my leg. To fasten them so this will not happen I must tighten the top strap to the point that it causes discomfort. My calves are not huge but not small either. I feel I need about another CM to get the strap where this will not be an issue. From the sizing charts I thought I was playing it on the safe side but apparently not. My legs and body geometry are proportional. I think I would prefer a slightly elasticized top with a drawstring. I know this would not be as high quality but I believe more functional. I've had gaiters in the past and never had this sort of issue. I am going to contact La Cordee Sports and see if I can get a larger size. I hope so as I chose these gaiters over OR gaiters sold at a local shop. I could have sized them in person and paid less.
Perfect Gaiter
from Edmonds
The Armadillo LT were my go-to gaiter in 2016. I wore them to the summits of about 10 Washington Highest 100 peaks, on training runs and hikes throughout the Washington Cascades and for a 3 day 140 mile training backpack on the Pacific Crest Trail in the pouring rain of late September. They are the perfect mix of waterproofness, stretch comfort and rugged utility.
Awesome gaiter!
Michael Coyne
from Boston
The Armadillo LT has all the professional & custom qualities of a Hillsound Gaiter except it's super lightweight. This is the perfect choice for scaling back the weight while backpacking & climbing, especially at altitude. Waterproof but breathable & really easy access.