At more than 15" high, the Durastretch Mountain Gaiter our popular 9" Race Gaiter's big brother. If you're spending more time in deep snow, then this is your better choice. The stretchy soft-shell fabric deflects just about everything, but it excels at protecting your expensive pants from crampon and snowshoe snags. That's because the fit is much more snug than a traditional gaiter, so you don't have a lot of extra material that's just asking to catch a crampon point. Metal sliders adjust the under-boot neoprene/nylon strap length just right, and the top elastic can be tightened easily without taking off your gloves or mitts because of the one-handed cordlock. The wide 1.5" hoop-and-loop front closure also sports a lacehook beneath to really seal out the snow.
Made in USA by Ragged Mountain.