Razer Snake Gaiters - Olive Drab
Razer Snake Gaiters are light-weight (each weighs only 13 ounces) and are uniquely contoured to fit around your calves. A toe cover protects the laces of your boot (if struck, you definitely don't want snake fangs becoming entangled in your laces!). This means you have 12 inches of snake bite protection (approximately knee to ankle) with an additional 5 inches of protection from ankle over top of foot. 1000 denier nylon cordura covers polycarbonate inserts to stop snake fangs, cacti needles, briars, thorns, sticks, etc. Gaiters also help keep your pants clean and dry. Always wear snake gaiters over pants and with thick boots or footwear that fangs cannot penetrate. OD (olive drab green) is the color preferred by most government agencies. One size fits most! Measure around your calf while wearing pants. Razer Snake Gaiters are adjustable and will fit calves 13 to 20 inches in circumference.
Protect yourself against snake bite while in the desert or woods! An estimated 7,000 to 8,000 people are bitten by venomous snakes in the United States each year. Rattlesnakes possess a set of fangs with which they inject large quantities of toxic venom. The venom travels through the bloodstream, destroying tissue and causing swelling, internal bleeding, and intense pain. Even non-fatal bites can cause severe pain and long-lasting tissue damage. Some bites, such as those inflicted when snakes are accidentally stepped on or startled are nearly impossible to prevent. Be particularly careful around fallen logs or boulders and when near rocky outcroppings and ledges where rattlesnakes may be hiding or sunning themselves. Snakes also hide under wood, so be aware when gathering firewood. Keep hands and feet out of areas you can't see.
Pit vipers, which include rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins, can strike at a target up to two-thirds of their body length when provoked. Don't take a chance! Snake Gaiters provide snake bite protection from knee to your ankle.