Snake Proof Gaiters for Survey Work | Trekking | On the Farm | Outdoor Recreation

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Proven protection against venomous snake bites

SnakeProtex™ durable snake gaiters are scientifically proven to protect the wearer from the world’s most venomous snakes. Developed in Australia to stay safe in the great Australian outdoors.

The new Expedition is 43% lighter than the previous Extreme model – more comfortable for long journeys or working outdoors.

Look for it at your local stockist in the bright green carry bag (the previous Extreme model comes in a blue carry bag). Trek for longer with the new lighter SPX Expedition!

  • Adjustable boot straps for a versatile fit to your work boots
  • Adjustable top leg strap for a firm comfortable fit
  • Layers of puncture resistant nylon fabric over a water repellent membrane
  • High quality full length zip with stiffener under the overlap ensures the gaiter does not ‘ride-down’ during use
  • Soft polyester cotton fabric lining
  • Lightweight tough outer, ideal for walking through tough and prickly bushland
  • Neutral black fabric construction throughout looks good with everyday workwear.
  • Weight: approx. 290g each gaiter (or 1.2lb for the pair)
  • Did we test it you ask? Yes! We tested our new gaiter with a machine held hypodermic needle puncture resistance test (ASTM F2878-10) — it achieved 2x the highest rating; far surpassing level 5 (10N), measuring a 20 Newton force to puncture the gaiter.
Tough Adjustable Boot Strap - SnakeProtex Expedition
Secure Press-Lock Zip Tab - SnakeProtex Expedition
Adjustable Top Leg Strap - SnakeProtex Expedition

Note: the video above features the original model. It was replaced by the Extreme ‘black fabric’ model which has been replaced in June 2022 by the new lighter weight Expedition model.

You’ve asked for it so we made it! A metal-free design of our snake proof gaiter is now available.

The SPX Prospector is available in the Medium size. Check with your local stockist for more information.

SnakeProtex Prospector Metal Free Version | Now available!
Metal free version now available!
SPX Media Pack

A1 SnakeProtex Signflute poster for Stockists!

Are you a stockist and would like our A1 Poster for your store? The signs are 5mm Signflute printed with long life UV resistant ink suitable for outdoor use on a typical A-Frame.

Please Contact Us and we’ll promptly get one to you.

Developed in Australia; home of some of the world’s deadliest snakes, SnakeProtex™ have been hugely popular amongst campers, hikers, council workers, surveyors, hunters, and home gardeners — and now they are even better! With demand for our snake proof gaiters growing worldwide, ask for them by name at your local Safety & Protection Gear stockist. More about the history of SnakeProtex™ – click here
SnakeProtex Extreme photo 5 at PAKEM Farm 4WD Training Park

Line Trimming long grass or Brush Cutting in the Australian bush?

A very common use for our Gaiters (particularly in Australia) is line trimming and brush cutting. The tough 900 denier outer and inner padding is ideal for warding off stray rocks and flying wire; not to mention peace of mind if you happen to disturb a rather annoyed brown snake or tiger snake in long grass.


One of the zippers broke. where can i get replacement? I only bought my snake gaiters last year. Monika

That’s a first, so thank you for the pic. We will send you a new pair – what’s your address? Jason

We’ll have a new pair despatched today Monika J

You will notice that it is our upgraded model which has more useful features than the one you have. Jason

That is amazing Jason, thank you. i would have never expected to get a new pair.

I love them, I feel so much safer walking around the farm.” since i have them.

Best customer service ever. will highly recommend them (already did anyway).

Kind regard Monika

October 2018

“Thanks Jason for your quick response. I have just ordered a pair as a present for a friend. I’m looking forward to getting them. The new features look great.”

“I have a pair of one of the earlier models and wear them most days in summer. They have done many miles and are very comfortable to wear. I have brought several for family and friends. They in turn have brought some for their family. Thankfully I have never put them to the test, and hopefully never will, but they give peace of mind when I’m trekking through long grass herding cattle. The gaiters are also great when walking or riding the bike through thistles!”


November 2018

“G’day, not going to lie… I was hesitant to spend the money on your gaiters…. but I am fairly sure they just saved me… was just out spraying lantana on my farm and felt a whack on my left one, when I looked down saw a brown tail disappearing into the grass… not 100% sure it was a bite, it may have been the tail flicking me or something but either way I am now convinced it was money well spent…. now I am just waiting for my heart rate to go back down before I continue spraying! Thanks! Damo”

Toowomba Region, Queensland

April 2019