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The Belgian Army issued these wool leg wraps to soldiers who would frequently wear breeches while riding cavalry horses. These wool leg wraps provided warmth for the soldier on colder mornings and on winter rides. We've found these leg wraps are ideal for adding a good base layer for walks, hikes, and days when you will be outside in the cold for many hours.
These were a on the fly buy but happy I got them. Came brand new and great condition. They ran a little short but after youtube I found out how to wrap them the right way. All about the wrap and flip. Look forward to using them this winter.
I bought two pair, and I like them. Soft, thick, new condition, and they're warm and comfortable. They only come up to your calf and not your knee. If you want a WWII style look elsewhere.
That being said, I'm VERY happy I got them and do use them in the cold. Make a good for arm warmer too, and can be used to cover the gap between glove and sleeve.
Perhaps this is my fault, but I have had issues with these staying on. I had wrapped them from my ankles to my knees, then tied it off with the strap at the end, and all seemed well. My legs were warm and comfy, with no itch. However, after moving a round quite a bit, especially sitting/standing and then walking, they would come loose. They never fell off, but would slacken up and start to show gaps under my pants. Perhaps they are meant to be used over your clothing, because my calves are large and it felt like it would just slip against my comparatively smooth skin and then after it got around the calf, it would just drop.
Overall, a well made product for a good price, but you might have issues with them actually staying on you. Maybe I'm the problem.
If you're a DIY person these make a great source of patching wool or scrap wool fro projects. I've seen people use them to line sword scabbards, patch holes in period clothing, sew a few together to make scarves...
Can't go wrong!
I ordered these to pair up with my surplus footwear and I have to say, they are perfect for keeping your legs protected and your laces secure. Nice and soft, very long to get a good wrap on the legs, a bit stretchy and dark to match with browns and greens. Also, cheap! Go treat yourself!
They are unused and brand new! Importantly, they are high quality, and rugged. One of the best purchases here. Very functional for their intended purpose.
Great piece of gear. New condition. High quality construction.
I was amazed to see these in brand new condition, no weird mothball smell like most wool products.Really soft! Shorter than wwi style puttees, but look GREAT. Plan to put these to some use!
These leg wraps are made with good quality wool and were skillfully stitched, they aren't gonna come apart from normal wear and tear. They are warm and comfortable, mine aren't itchy or scratchy.
Fantastic value. Better than the fragile high tech stuff today. I prefer these hardy wool leg wraps over any of the high priced modern stuff.
I've wrested with zippers and straps on winter gaiters for years. I always liked the look of Puttees, but I thought "OK, these are some low tech ancestor of the gaiter". Wrong! Once you figure it out, they go on in about 30 seconds, keep your legs much warmer than uninsulated gaiters, and shed all snow. Anybody wanna buy some lightly-used nylon gaiters?
these are fantastic and very high quality. hey are made of thick wool with rugged straps that will fit pretty much anyone. They can also be used for your arms if you layer them a bit more. I don't do this normally, but I liked them so much I ordered a second pair!
I wear leg braces and use these between my socks and my braces. They add cushion and warmth. The wool is treated with Mittin FF, so moths should not be a problem.
I've ordered a few pairs of wraps from other sites at twice the price in tatty condition.
These are brand new, made of thick durable high quality wool.. And fit my legs perfectly and I'm 6'2.
My leg wraps just arrived today and I am one happy camper. You are paying $2.50 a wrap which is an absolute steal, as I've seen this exact leg wraps advertised on other sites for 3x the money.
Mine came sealed in a plastic bag, so they were in pristine condition. No moth holes, no discoloration, nothing. The wool is very fine quality with just the right amount of stretch, likewise the stitching is precise and strong. No danger of these coming apart at the seams! Each wrap measures in at 4 feet, so you will be able to wrap your legs to about mid-shin or just give yourself some ample ankle cushioning.
I threw these on over corduroy pants and leather low boots and immediately felt like taking to the woods to disrupt the German war effort. 5 stars!
Nice quality wool. Overall length of wool portion is 4 feet so you have to be efficient when wrapping your legs. Cheap gaiters for hiking in light snow conditions.