While we generally prefer a lightweight short gaiter for ultralight hiking, backpacking, and snowshoeing, when the snow gets deep a taller lightweight gaiter is in order. The Outdoor Research Cascadia Gaiter, made of Gore-Tex PacLite fabric, fills that need very well.
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