Keep your pants dry and mud free
A pair of leg gaiters is a must-have shield in every proper suit of arctic armor. Leg gaiters keep the outside of your pants dry when you trudge through deep snow. They also keep wind and snow from creeping up the inside of your pants. Leg gaiters are useful in muddy conditions because they protect your pants from your mucky boots, especially when you climb up and down ladders. Plus, they’re easy to take off at the end of the day to avoid tracking all that accumulated muck into your vehicle or house. You can get a decent pair for as little as 10 bucks online.