Boots only provide so much protection from the bog, and when the going gets deep, the deep get gaiters. Our choice: Black Diamond’s GTX FrontPoint Gaiters ($70). Not only do they protect from the sludge with their Velcro closure, ballistylc nylon lower and breathable 2-layer Gore-Tex upper but they’re relatively light at just 9 oz — an inobtrusive addition to your glop-filled treks. The FrontPoint’s also feature a nickel-plated instep buckle, narrow tailoring for tight fits and a drawstring with cordlock upper closure. Available in black or grey.

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