Snow, water, dirt and pebbles have a way of sneaking into even the most waterproof of boots. To prevent this, put on some gaiters. Gaiters cover the vulnerable tops of your footwear to fully protect your feet from the elements.
Gaiter shopping is not complicated. To choose the right gaiters for you, consider the following:
The right pair of gaiters depends on the kinds of trips you have planned and the weather and trail conditions you expect. The main uses include:
Gaiter height depends on how much protection you need. Generally, for use in snow or when you’re heading off trail, you’ll want a taller gaiter. Shorter gaiters are great for trail running and hiking.