Don't take a chance! Wear snake bite protection when in the desert or woods.
Protect yourself against snake bite, painful cacti needles, thorns, and other dangers while in the desert or woods! No treasure hunter, gold prospector, or outdoorsmen (or woman) should be without cool, comfortable leg armor that protects you against snake fangs and venom. Razer Gaiters have been tested and certified, so you can rest assured that you will not be bitten in protected areas.
Some years are worse than others. Many believe mild winters coupled with substantial spring rains lead to higher than average numbers of snake bite victims. The rain ups the insects, the insects up the rodents, the rodents up the reptiles. And then, as temperatures rise each summer, snakes seek shelter in shady areas under rocks, deep in vegetation, and inside other places that provide shelter from the sun. Pit vipers, which include rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins, can strike at a target up to two-thirds of their body length when provoked. Without immediate treatment, venomous snake bites can cause numbness and tingling, blurred vision, diarrhea, dizziness, sweating, fainting, loss of muscle coordination, nausea and vomiting, rapid pulse, swelling and weakness, convulsions, and sometimes death.
Don't take a chance!Snake bite protection is available in many sizes and colors.
Razer Snake Gaiters are light-weight (each gaiter weighs only 13 ounces) and are uniquely contoured to fit around your calves. A toe cover protects the laces of your boot. This means you have 12 inches of snake bite protection (approximately knee to ankle) with an additional 5 inches of protection over the top of your 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 that fangs cannot penetrate. One size fits most! Razer Snake Gaiters are adjustable and will fit calves 13 to 20 inches in diameter. Measure around your calf while wearing pants. Available in black and tan. Each pair comes with a FREE black nylon storage bag.
Razer Hiking Gaiters
are the best way to keep your lower legs drier and cleaner when hitting those dusty trails and blazing through briars, nettles, and wet weeds. These light-weight, durable gaiters are made from 150 denier nylon, with 7 inches of waterproof lining on the bottom of the gaiter where you are most likely to need it. Front entry zipper plus rip-and-stick velcro makes them easy to put on and take off. Instep strap and bootlace hook ensure they stay in place. Handy nylon cinch bag for storing your gaiters for hiking when not in use.
Arizona snakebite season begins with vengeance
Seven bites in seven days. Rattlesnakes are coming out of winter hibernation, and, as they emerge, the number of snakebites is on the rise. The Arizona Game and Fish Department saysArizona has 13 rattlesnake species. The Western diamondbacks are most common, biting more people than any other rattler. Last year, 270 snakebites were reported statewide, with 116 of them in Maricopa County. Read full article here...