To be honest, I am a little confused about the 5 star reviews. These would be fantastic gaitors... if they stayed on! I was out in the field and about 3 days in (they had never been worn prior) these guys just wouldn't stay on. Twice I had to backtrack down the trail to retrieve it. The velcro is just not fantastic. To their credit, they are breathable, lightweight, and keep out the elements/grass seeds. But none of that really matters if they don't stay on your feet.
Allison the Ecologist