i absolutely love my kuius.....made out of great material, light, and comfortable. Someone on here did post they had the hardware break where you adjust the strap length....i havent had any issues but i could see it possibly happening if it hits a rock or something just right.....either way if it did break you know kuiu would take care of you and i havent heard of this being a recurring issue. Kuiu gets my vote
I have OR crocs and KUIU gaiters. I like them both. The OR crocs seem to be more durable (eight years of use) but are louder. The KUIU gaiters are not as noisy and seem to be well made but I cannot speak to the long term durability yet. That being said, my buddy just sent his KUIU gaiters back after less than a year of use because the plastic backing on the velcro split and separated. They will send him a new pair. OR and KUIU both have great customer service. I think the crocs may cost a bit more.