Having spent a lot of time in Scottish winters and the Alps. One wants a simple solution to preventing snow from creeping into your boots. The way I do it is by hooking the internal gaiter of your waterproof trousers on the boot’s laces. Then placing the Black Diamond Talus gaiter over the top. This prevents the trouser gaiter from popping off the boot, then place the trousers over the top. This way you can be assured to have dry boots at the end of the day, as well as look cool. The problem with some of the larger gaiters is that they can creep down whether placed on the inside or outside of the trouser legs.