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- Fits any type of footwear
- Easy slip-on design
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I purchased these to use on my boots while hiking on trails with packed snow conditions. The first time using them, within 1/2 hour of use, the rubber where one of the rivets connects to the chains broke and they fell off my boots. I'll be returning these for something more reliable. My guess is they would work fine for walking around the neighborhood or doing snow shoveling on your driveway, but not durable enough for heavy use in the backcountry.
Does anyone have an exact weight for...
Does anyone have an exact weight for these?
The average weight for a medium pair is 12 ounces. If your not looking for a full crampon my personal favorite is the Kahtoola Microspikes Traction System. They only weight .7 ounces more but in my opinion are far more durable and the traction you receive is a noticeable difference from the Diamond Grips.
I'll second that without hesitation! Get the Kahtoolas. They're the best.
I hate turning customers away from one brand or another but I just want to jump in and agree with everybody else and say I love my Kahtoolas. Biggest benefit to these though is that they do not have the spikes and work really well on flat hard surfaces, like sidewalks.
Haha! A sidewalk is one thing, but for ice, there's no substitute for putting a set of spikes into it.
Question and size info.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Hi. I am a female with size 7 LLBEan Boots. A Medium Ice Trekker Diamond Grip fits. The rubber of this grip does come up over the top of my boot about an inch or two. They do stay on!
Question. I am wondering if the diamond grips will mark and ruin the soles of my LLBean Boots. ANy thoughts on this would be appreciated.
what sizes do they come in. I wear size...
what sizes do they come in. I wear size 11 boot.
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Strong & Durable
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I originally stumbled on these about a year ago when looking at Yaktrax. I knew just by the design I would be happier with these Ice Trekkers since I would be using the product on more ice than snow. The grip is excellent, but what's most impressive to me is the durability and ease of use for this system. I originally had doubts about the sizing, but found that the chart worked well for me - approach shoes, size 12 and the Large is perfect. I have had zero issues of them sliding off or moving while wearing them. I couldn't be more satisfied with this product.
Great traction on multiple surfaces
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Just completed a Grand Canyon trip. Needed traction going in and going out. I did a lot of research and chose the Icetrekkers. It was a good decision. I felt very comfortable on the trail in ice, snow, mud, etc. Not as aggressive as the Microspikes and that is good in some repects (i.e. a mix of normal and slippery trails).
Size 11US/45EU Combat Boot fit the size L Ice trekker well - tight, but XL would be too big. Worked phenomenal as added traction in sand/loose gravel/wet clay/mud mix.
Size 10.5US/43EU Merrell Hiking boot: Fit L ice trekker perfectly. Did not scrunch up my toes or change the fit of the boot at all. Worked very well in nasty mud and clay. Seemed to shed the sticky clay well as the traction aids "roll" and are not fixed.
Can't wait to use these for the intended purpose. They have a lot of bite and I can tell they will work marvels for any hard rubber soled boot.
I noticed these have increased in price - most likely due to demand. I think that the $5.00 increase is well worth the insurance. A broken tailbone isn't worth it, and neither is taking two steps on a trail, for the price of one.
Not falling on you head!
Diamond Grip Trekkers are very effective on snow and ice. A week ago I used them day hiking on crusted snow in a northern Maine State Park. Perfect. Also, I am a runner and they do not impede my heel-strike and toe-off patterns. They also go-on easily and pull-off easily, too. They were a good buy for me. Todd
Great for walking and light hiking
These are my favorite for walking on hard packed snow and sold ice around town and on trails with low inclines. On medium to step inclines, I prefer crampons. The stay on the boots really well, the fit guide is correct for our boots.
Ice Trekkers Rock
I walk daily up and down a steep ice covered driveway. Even the deer slip walking down it. With ice trekkers I walk everywhere on the ice without slipping.
Can you run with these? More specifically,...
Can you run with these? More specifically, can you run in them frequently without damaging them?
Hey there, yeah for sure! They will wear out the sole before they break down from use...
Best kept secret
In tiny fine print at the bottom right hand corner of the label it says:
For large work shoes, boots, and insulated footwear, use the next larger shoe size.
Of course they come in undersized without this bit of information.
hi, i wear a size 9 womens cabelas boot,...
hi, i wear a size 9 womens cabelas boot, they are pretty thick boots should I get a size large of the Ice Trekkers Diamond Grips?
I got size large and I wear women's size 9 boots. Large fits great for me.
From the looks of this product, the grip...
From the looks of this product, the grip is on all sides, so that it grips the ice but also the outer sole of the boot. Has anyone noticed undue wear and tear on the the boot sole from extended use of this product? I will probably use it mostly for hiking, but maybe also for day-to-day winter use in the city for icy conditions.
Write your answer here...I have been using them for a 2.5 mile walk 5 days out of the week. I started with a brand new pair of Lowa's. I have not noticed any wear at all due to the Ice Trekkers.
I love them and they are amazing when used for what they are designed for!
I hear the sizing runs small. My wife has...
I hear the sizing runs small. My wife has a 6.5 boot and mine are 11. Large for me seems realistic but should she get a medium? People say they run small.
Yes, a medium would fit her well.
What is the weight, and what size should...
What is the weight, and what size should I order for Wms 10?
I ordered both in case, and the M is way to small -- L fits fine on my boots. I tried the medium on some size 9-9.5 shoes and could not get them on properly without bending the shoe and having the chains misaligned. I would not recommend the medium for above a women's size 8 or so. I will see if a friend with small feet wants it...
Sorry about my bad recommendation on the medium. I guess the sizing chart isn't very accurate. You should get a backcountry rep on live chat, and they may be able to get you a free return label for the medium for a refund.
Fearless in Colorado!
My husband and I are huge fans of these; we both have pairs and in our Colorado weather - they've proven durable and reliable in many different situations. We've worn them in winter for traction on ice and snow and how they manage to not accumulate anything is great! We have also worn them for hiking in some rough backcountry terrain and they prove completely capable there as well. They store easily in our coats or packs and we've never had an issue with them slipping off! But I have to say more than the other products we've tried, like the kahtoola, yaktrax, polarcleats, korkers....we've literally tried them all and nothing can outperform our Ice Trekker Diamond Grips!
Good in Anchorage
These work great in the conditions we have here in Anchorage, AK. On icy sidewalks, they are quite good and on compacted snow they are great. The fit on my boots very securely and have even stayed on for some easy hikes. I haven't pushed them into long or steep hikes, but wouldn't recommend these for that purpose since they don't have spikes that stick out and dig in. But that same quality is what makes them work so well around town and on well traveled trails. They have traction without the aggressiveness that spikes can get.
Awsome,these out do the regular chain only style that I did have. Hope I won't need them until next winter(even so the diamond grips are in my drivers door pocket all year along)Thanks again for the excellent product that saves the painfull falls from happening,Tom
Let's make a few things clear first. This is the first pair of Ice Trekkers I have owned and the first pair of "shoe chains" that I have used. I have used the Ice Trekkers ~8-10 times. I hike several times a week. The hike includes a 2mile trip up and then down the mountain. There are a few creek crossings and there is usually snow and ice. These Ice Trekkers have made a significant impact to my daily hike. I actually feel alot better about coming down the steep icy, snow covered hill. They definitely work well over my Asolo hiking boots. Occasionally they will collect an ice ball after crossings the creeks, but a simple stomp of your foot and it falls right off. I am pleased with this product to date. Looking forward to seeing the durability of the product.