The lightest steel crampons on the planet.
Available with an automatic, semi-automatic, or universal binding system, the CAMP USA Tour Nanotech Crampon is your go-to choice for lightweight traction in the world of snow and ice. The advanced Nanoflex steel undergoes a specialized heat treating process that makes it 30% stronger and 20% harder than traditional stainless steel, allowing for an ultralight crampon design and thinner, sharper points that easily penetrate hard snow and ice.
- Sandvik Nanoflex Steel is 30% stronger and 20% harder than traditional stainless steel, allowing for a lower weight and thinner points
- 10 sharp points easily penetrate hard snow and ice
- Included anti-balling plates prevent dangerous snow build-up
- Automatic bindings will fit most AT, Tele, and full-rigid platform boots
- Semi-automatic bindings will fit most semi-rigid mountaineering boots
- Universal bindings will fit most hiking and mountaineering boots
- CAMP USA recommends using the Tour Nanotech Crampon for boot sizes 10.5 and below, for larger boot sizes use the XLC 490 crampon
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I don't understand what boots CAMP is designing their crampons for. I have tried the Nanotech Tour and the Race 290 on several boots from the major touring and racing manufactures and the same problem as the other reviewer noted being too wide. It is unacceptable and unnerving to have your crampon shift under foot.
I have 6mm of space on my Garmonts and 8mm on my Dynafit PDGs with similar spacing when I fit them on store models. Great ideas CAMP but fail in research and development.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
NOTE: This review is of the 2012 model. It is unknown if the 2013 model has a different fit. These are too short to fit a normal men's size AT boot. I'm a size 28.5 boot and my Scarpa Maestrale's have a boot sole length of 322mm. The crampons come with a 17.5cm center bar and I don't believe a longer center bar exists, because CAMP USA was also unable to provide me one. CampUSA wanted to hear from me about these crampons but then would not return emails.
My wife decided to use them on her size 24.5 Dynafit Zero4UTF AT boots. They were a little wide but she decided to give them a try. She climbed both Rainier and Adams in them and they came off several times. Not good.
So they're generally too wide for her boots, and they're too short for my boots (but now that I look even if they were long enough the heel tabs would be too wide for any AT boot that I know). We've both resorted to purchasing Grivel Haute Route crampons which fit both small and large perfectly.
They're also waaay too wide for her US8 Montrail Olympus mountaineering boots. If they were long enough to fit my US11.5 Scarpa Triolet mountaineering boots (they're not even close and the toe bail wouldn't work anyway) the width might actually be about right. I really wanted these crampons to work, because I feel the Sandvik steel would outperform other crampons for our intended use, and they are SO LIGHT.
Unfortunately, I can't find a boot anywhere that will fit them.
UPDATE: Backcountry gearguru told me they would accept these as a return. Gotta love a company that stands behind the product they sell! They're still my favorite online retailer.