Here in New England, we need all the tick protection we can get. These innovative leg gaiters help us stay safe in all our outdoor endeavors. The patented mesh-fabric design features 3D hills and valleys that ticks instinctively explore, which slows their climb up your leg by 400–800% (according to lab tests) while exposing them to microencapsulated permethrin to repel and kill them. The permethrin treatment will remain effective through 50 warm washes. For the seasonal or recreational wearer, expect a pair to last 3+ years; folks who work outside for a living may need a new pair every year. Though these gaiters are breathable, they are not as lightweight and airy as Bug Bafflers. For optimal protection, wrap gaiters tightly around ankles, wear socks over gaiters, and treat your socks with permethrin.
Note: permethrin is a synthetic insecticide that resembles the pyrethrin found in chrysanthemums. Small/medium size fits calves 18" around; large/x-large fits up to 20". Both sizes are 12" tall. Tan color. NEW!