Gaiters are useful in wet and muddy conditions to keep your feet and lower legs dry and clean. They can also be used in the spring/summer months and during dry weather to prevent dust, small stones and vegetation from entering your shoes amd boots. They also protect your lower legs and ankles from sharp rocks and crampon spikes. There are a wide range of gaiter brands available but breathable gaiters are best as they help prevent the lower leg becoming wet from condensation.
Novagaiter by Terra Nova
Novagaiter by Terra Nova is a very breathable gaiter using Gore-Tex XCR in the upper, designed to fit virtually any boot. Durability is retained with the use of 1000 denier Cordura at the ankle and a replaceable, highly durable ‘Polytex’ underfoot strap. Easy front entry with zip and Velcro seal to prevent water penetration. Stainless steel fittings are used to prevent rusting and a handy, reflective, tab makes removal in the dark a simple operation. Use in conjunction with Sub Zero thermal underwear base layers for warm and dry winter walking and backpacking.