I bought these gators for a nice lighter set I could use in the summer but also for the BC winters. I climbed Crowsnest Mountain today and found I constantly had to pull them up as they would slide down my leg. Also the tightening strap on the top of my calf kept coming in done. The weather on the hike had about a foot of high density snow and by the end the gators were collecting snow. I used the gators earlier in the week and they worked great as a wet weather with no snow hike/climb. They kept my feet dry and warm and I didn't have any issues. If the strap tightening on the top was a little more secure they would work much better in the snow. Other then that, the materials are great and the gators are durable and light.