The result of over 12 months’ investigation, design and testing is Snakeprotex™. This is a pair of gaiters designed to protect the lower leg (knee to ankle). To ensure rigourous testing for the gaiter a professional herpetologist was engaged to carry out the necessary trials. The product proved itself well, leading to our claim that Snakeprotex™ will assist in protecting a person from snakebite if worn correctly. Snakeprotex is supplied with a diagram showing how to simply and correctly wear the gaiters.
This product was designed for protection from Australian snakes and rigorously tested for performance. Alongside this critical need, the garment had to be tough enough to withstand the harsh Australian environment.
The Snakeprotex gaiters must be worn over suitable trousers and boots and definitely should not be worn with low cut shoes. The new Extreme model sports a range of fully adjustable features such as adjustable boot straps allowing for a better fit amongst a larger range of different boots and shoes, and adjustable top leg straps allowing for a firmer, closer, and safer fit, SnakeProtex Extreme are now more versatile than ever.
A new press tab installed to clip over the zipper provides better security stopping the zip from moving whilst walking, working or out having fun; with its water repellent tendencies and now made from a higher denier external black fabric, SnakeProtex Extreme gaiters now offer you even better protection from snake strikes while looking like every day workwear and lasting the distance.
We cannot claim that the product is “snake-proof”. There are too many variables involved for us to claim this. Nor can we guarantee that a snake may not strike the body above the top of the garment, although it would be unlikely from most Australian snakes. It should be noted that even when wearing this product, common sense should still apply and the wearer should still avoid contact with any venomous species. Snakeprotex is designed to prevent a snake’s fangs penetrating through to the skin.
Extensive testing has shown that large specimens held in captivity were not able to penetrate this protection. On this basis, and with the support of a very experienced herpetologist, we are proud to release this unique outdoor safety product on the Australian market.
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