Sandbaggers Sand Gaiters are now in stock in all sizes and styles. All are currently sand coloured but anyone wishing a specific colour can pm me and I'll do my best to get these for you.
A bit more information about these as they're one of the most important pieces of gear you'll take to the desert.
We designed these ourselves and also manufacture them. They are a patented design and if you get them sewn to your shoes, are 100% guaranteed to keep all sand out. We also have a version you can velcro on to your shoes which we reckon are at going to keep out 95%+ of the sand, but being able to remove them after the race gives you a bit more flexibility.
We'd always recommend getting the gaiters you sew to your shoes (did we mention we offer a fitting service too?) so you can rest assured the sand isn't going to be a problem. Besides, having spoken with lots of competitors who use our gaiters in races like the MdS and Gob Challenge, there's still the option to roll them down your legs a bit if you're a bit too hot and the sand isn't too deep.
The other good thing about our gaiters is that they are tough and resilient. A very common site at the MdS in particular is to see a lot of people with short gaiters (made form lycra/neoprene) in tatters after a few days. They may look sleek on day one, but they're not very good at keeping the sand out and they're not that great after a couple of encounters with rocks and stones, of which you'll see many over the course of your week in the Sahara.