APPALACHIAN TRAIL TOUGH...!!!
Outdoor Research has a PHD when it comes to making tough, long lasting gaiters. My Verglas survived an early season AT thru-hike, despite all the deep snow, rocks, and blow-downs. I wear my gaiters under my pants and this seems to allow my legs to breath better. The Verglas work equally well with trail runners or boots, however a smaller size is needed for trail runners. I did wear through a set of straps , but after a quick phone call I had a replacement pair in my hands..!! Lifetime warrenty + great customer service = a great product..!!