It’s important for an outfit to be well put together. It’s just as important in formal occasions as it is on an outdoors adventure. If you are hiking or backpacking you definitely will benefit from having a pair of overboots. Gaiters are great, they protect your laces from coming untied, (which is something that I could probably use all the time) and they protect your boots and pants from abrasion and water damage. There is nothing on this world more satisfying than taking off your gaiters after a long day of hiking. The differing levels of dirt and mud on your pants are a testament to just how awesome overboots are at helping you get the most out of your gear.
I got a brand new pair of gaiters the other day and I was so excited I wore them out to a show. It was an outdoor event at a gazebo and everyone was dancing and having a good time. It started to rain but we were all having so much fun that it didn’t matter. The dance floor turned into a mud pit in less than ten minutes. I was dancing with a cute guy and didn’t really have a care in the world, I knew that my overboots were protecting my pant legs from soaking up too much mud. The rained cleared up and the show ended, I was just started to get dry when the guy I had been dancing with asked if I wanted to get a drink. I was worried for a moment that I didn’t have a change of pants but I remembered my gaiters and just popped those bad boys off and I was ready for a night on the town. The moral of the story is that gaiters are awesome for hiking, backpacking and going to shows. I bet there are a lot of other uses that I can’t think of, maybe wear one on your head?