These gaiters are not just another tube of Gor-tex. With a scalloped design these fit to your boots better and with a taper at your ankle you get an all-around great fit! This is the same innovative design used by Black Diamond, but with Mountain Hardwares stretch panel added into the back. In addition; the extra security of the upper snap and lower Velcro tap guarantee these aren't coming undone halfway up the route. Throw in the inverted laces hook which won't pop off and you are looking at several key features that most of the other leading gaiters dont have individually, and none have collectively
This is why I bought a pair even though they are about 2 inches shorter than all the other gaiters on the market. The later will be why I will be returning these gaiters. They are great, but have a tendency to end up around your ankles in deep snow because they just dont reach over my calves enough to stay put.