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What is the difference between a high gaiter and a low gaiter?

Low gaiters cover your ankles and keep debris out of your shoes
Low gaiters cover your ankles and keep debris out of your shoes

High gaiters are usually worn in winter to protect your socks and lower legs from becoming wet in snow and to protect your lower legs from self-inflicted crampon strikes. Low gaiters are worn in warmer weather, usually with low trail shoes, to keep dirt and leaf litter out of your shoes.

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