I don't do a lot of snow hiking, but the Verglas has worked well for me. A pair is under 8 ounces, they are tall and keep stuff out. Have to make sure you get the velcro matched up. Plus they can be bought fairly inexpensive.
Last year I did several hikes with the Verglas, Salomon XA Pro 3D (went up one size), silk liner socks, GoreTex socks, wool socks, Kahtoola aluminum crampons/MSR Ascent snowshoes, and Schoeller fabric pants. It was a great combination for me.
Winter is the only time I use gaiters anymore, except occasionally I use a pair of DG's.