Swapped out my gear gaiter today and thanks to ArticFire for his easy to follow guide. Ain't it great that people take the time and effort to create these guides for the benefit of everyone. Purchased a Black leather gaiter with Grey stitching, so much nicer and better quality than the original and I think matches the interior just fine. I had some thin plastic tie fasteners that I thought would work okay but these were not up to the job, stretched and broke under pressure, and then had an issue with the 8 leather tabs and how to fix them to the plastic tabs. Ended up simply super glueing them on and this worked a treat. Used a much thicker and bigger tie wrap for around the top ring part and filed down the locking part of the tie wrap to less than half it's size and this also worked great. Very happy with the result.