I’ve always worn boot gaiters in the Cascades – it’s either raining, wet dew in the mornings or snow! Ever got back to your vehicle or camp and changed out of your hunting pants and get your socks all wet? Boot Gaiters prevent that. My 1st gaiters had a strap under the instep that would get all iced up or clogged with mud! I developed these gaiters to eliminate that strap. Our boot gaiter has a rubberized neoprene at the bottom that wraps around your boot and Velcro’s closed, hence no strap to clean every time! We know of hunters that waded across small streams in our gaiters and not gotten wet! (Just don’t stand in the middle to check them out). And cost less than most of them on the market today!