What does everybody think about Canvas Gaiters?
I've been trying to find a good pair. The best results i've found are all military surplus ones, and those are few and far between. Most tend to be wool. I was thinking something like a lace up design, full length.
Something like this
This is one of the very few examples i could find. From http://www.epicmilitaria.com/product...leggings-repro
I was surprised I couldn't find something like this from Frost River or Duluth Pack. Seeing as they make bags out of all the same materials.
I feel as though canvas ones would be great. If one used a heavy weight canvas, with treated leather or fabric laces, and treated the canvas with weather proofing, like natural oils, or a silicone spray perhaps, they would work great. They would be a much more traditional and environmentally sound option, Most likely cheaper than the nicer production gaiters on the market these days. They would probably be tougher too, and much more easily repaired if ripped or worn in places.
Im thinking of trying my hand at making some.
Do any of you guys know where to get what i'm looking for?
Any thoughts or ideas about Canvas Gaiters in general?