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Museum catalogue: Antarctic Collection



Accession no.: N: 603
Object name: Legging
Title: Legging
Description: A single natural-coloured cloth legging/gaiter with stirrup, used to join the gap between windproof trousers and climbing boots or other short boots. Used on the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola). They were found to not be very satisfactory.
Classified name:
SPRI theme clothing and footwear
Current place name Antarctic regions > British Antarctic Territory > Maritime Antarctic > Antarctic Peninsula > Graham Land
UDC 687.1
Geographic UDC (*726.3)
Getty AAT leggings
Number of items: 1
Full description:

A single natural-coloured cloth gaiter with a stirrup to go under the foot. The main body of the gaiter is constructed from one piece of cloth, with another piece doubled over to form the stirrup. There is a drawstring at the top with two holes, and a textile tape tie; both ends of the tie protrude from the same hole. It has been machine stitched.

  • Width: 265mm, length: 510mm
Associated expedition(s):
  • Used on: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 (Penola) (1934 - 1937)