A must-have for every adventurer planning an African safari are the new leather ankle gaiters made by The Courteney Boot Company for London gunmaker John Rigby & Co.
Made from soft but hardwearing tanned leather, these lightweight gaiters are designed to protect your ankles from thorns and prevent twigs, grass seeds and other debris from working their way into your boots.
Fitted with an elasticated cuff and measuring 8 inches, these gaiters will stretch to fit neatly around your ankles, plus their short styling and coloring pairs perfectly with safari wear.
Handmade in Zimbabwe from natural game skins, the leather will age gracefully with time, to last for many miles of comfortable walking.
Marc Newton, managing director of Rigby, commented: “When on safari I find there’s nothing more annoying than that small stone working its way into your boot, causing mild discomfort on every step. But these new Rigby gaiters are perfect for preventing this problem and they’re so comfortable to wear.”
RRP $49. Available exclusively from www.johnrigbyandco.com