Why is SnakeProtex™ Extreme So Good?
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 work boots, and adjustable top leg straps allowing for a firmer, closer, and safer fit; SnakeProtex gaiters 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 adventuring outdoors. 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. SnakeProtex gaiters are designed to prevent a snake’s fangs penetrating through to the skin.
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. Most snakes will rarely strike at a human unless provoked or acidentally stepped on.
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.
Photos and images used in this document may show slight variations in the product. This is a result of the rigorous testing and alterations which followed. We like to ensure that we supply the best protection available and the in-field success of this product will be constantly monitored. We will never release a product which has not passed the ‘chew test’ tested as mentioned earlier.
Testings were conducted by Adelaide Hills Snake Catchers, Geoff Coombe (Herpetologist) & Venom Supplies Australia.