When logging miles in rugged terrain these are my go to gaiter. They are the toughest I've found to date. They aren't indestructible - but as close as you'll find. The underfoot strap wears and will break. The buckles will tear from the reinforcement patch which they are attached to the gaiter and the seams and gaiter bottoms will fray from prolonged use - but other gaiters put through the same conditions would fare far worse.