Some people love them, others, well not so much. Usually designed for specific types of activities, gaiters cover the bottom part of your leg and help provide protection from the elements, while also preventing snow, dirt, and pebbles from getting into your boots or shoes. The Rab Trek Gaiter is waterproof and breathable, made from a watergate ripstop fabric and has a tough wearing 600D Polyester material for the ankle area. Designed for general hiking, the gaiter is lightweight and durable, providing protection from the mud, water, and snow. The front zip opening has a velcro storm flap and a webbing under-boot strap secures the gaiter in place.