I'm about to purchase my third pair of these. First pair was excellent in every way. Hiked couple hundred miles (day hikes) in desert and held up fine. A lot of walking across lava flows and jagged rocks finally wore out the straps. Duct tape gave me another 50 miles (redoing after each hike). Second pair lasted not near as long. Strap broke by around 100 miles. Also, second pair, the elastic at top didn't snug as well as first pair so kept drooping. Same size each time of L. Gonna try one more time. Rec: use cord instead of strap and make it replaceable (I know that may cut into ur bottom line). Better elastic at top or maybe adjustable cord inside of the gaiter itself instead of the Velcro latch which limits its adjustability around the leg. Gonna purchase a third pair. If only does as well as second pair then on to something else. Having said all of that, I like this product and for "normal" hiking, I think it would be excellent.