Super Armadillo Nano™ Gaiter
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Hillsound's top of the line gaiter; built with premium materials for superior comfort and protection on alpine trails.  The lower half is composed of SuperFabric, an abrasion and puncture-resistant material that can withstand your most extreme outdoor adventures. The NanoSphere® coating is a permanent DWR coating, meaning these gaiters will remain water and dirt resistant for the life of the product. The upper half of the gaiter incorporates Schoeller® C_Change™ material- a wind and waterproof membrane that allows heat retention or cooling according to the temperature.
  • Waterproof to 20,000 mm.
  • Featuring the highest breathability rating of any of our gaiters, the Super Armadillo Nano is the best choice for aerobic activities and warmer weather hikes.
  • The NanoSphere® coating is a permanent DWR (durable water repellent) coating, meaning your gaiters will remain water and dirt resistant for the life of the product.
When comfort is your saving-grace on the mountain, the Schoeller® C_Change™ with NanoSphere® will give you a snug, breathable, barely-there fit.  NanoSphere® is Schoeller®'s nano-tech finish that mimics the natural self-cleaning properties of certain plants whose leaves remain clean because dirt cannot adhere to the surface.

MSRP $79.00 USD/ $98.00 CAD

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Also available at
Atmosphere Outdoor Store moosejaw130x100 Hillsound at Austin Canoe and Kayak Hillsound The Gear Co-Op The Warming Store Hillsound available at Sunny Sports GGGBiggerTagline (3)
dirt repellent
slash resistant
waterproof & breathable
easy zipper access
stretch & comfort
replaceable strap

Product Details

– Unisex
– Weight (per pair)- 320g (XS); 342g (S); 362g (M); 380g (L); 402g (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.

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

Schoeller C_Change is a wind and waterproof membrane that independently reacts to changing temperatures and activities. Depending on the situation, breathability or heat-retention increases or decreases to maintain comfort. NanoSphere is Schoeller’s nanotech-based finish that mimics the natural self-cleaning of certain plants whose leaves remain clean because dirt cannot adhere to the surface.

The lower is made with industry-leading SuperFabric™. SuperFabric™ provides a super formidable barrier against cuts, abrasions and punctures. The tiny raised plates prevent sharp objects from tearing the base fabric.

Upper Shell: Schoeller C_Change with NanoSphere

Lower Shell: SuperFabric

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

Decent gaiter
Mario Quarrington
from Vancouver
Been using these for 2 years now, they are alright but far from amazing. The buckles failed quickly. The zipper is a royal pain as it constantly gets snagged on the insulated draft guard, until I cut them out. Not even sure why the zipper needs a draft guard, never heard anybody complain about a cold shin? I purchased a set of XL gaiters, they are very snug around the calves, compared to my friends size Large, it seems the XL sizing only applies to the boot area.
Best gaiter
Michael Coyne
from Boston
I have worn many gaiters over 15 years of mountaineering from Bolivia to Alaska & Iceland, I have never worn a more tailor made comfortable gaiter. I especially like how easy they are to put on & take off, this is a big deal when you are really tired from a long day on the trail or at altitude. A virtually bombproof design!