A 90D ripstop stretch double weave provides rugged durability against the elements that still allows for a flexible on-off design, enhanced by a stretchy and snug neoprene along the ankle and back of calf. A neoprene circumference grips the edge of your boot and stays put without slippage, and a velcro entrance allows easy manipulation - even when dexterity is compromised by large mitts. Its versatile design balances the best and worst qualities of crampons with a pliable lip that secures over your toe and heel welts, while an exterior silk screen print acts as a scuff guard to resist punctures caused by these fail-safe tools. Trusted by NASA, the compression-resistant and advanced warmth of PrimaLoft® Aerogel insulation covers toes and entire lower half of boot. Finally, an adjustable shock cord is easily manipulated and field-maintainable in the event of any emergency.
Perhaps the best quality of the newly redesigned X-Gaiter is its total versatility. Compatible with mountaineering boots as well as ski touring boots, the X-Gaiter does the work - and provides the protection - of an 8000m boot without the cost, bulk, or limited use case. There's not question about it: This dramatic transformation of the best legacy footwear protection in the industry is going to be the best choice for every single one of your next alpine objectives.