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Stay on your feet.

Ice Trekkers created the Diamond Grip Traction System to keep you on your feet when you're traversing icy sidewalks and snowy trails during the winter months. The rubber wrap system remains stretchy even in subzero temperatures and holds the aircraft-grade-steel, diamond-shaped tread securely in place. Now you don't have to worry about taking a digger while going for coffee.

  • Fits any type of footwear
  • Easy slip-on design

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This July I'm planning an East/West traverse of Iceland, then climbing Snaefellsjokull. Some of the glacial tongues I'll be needing to cross during the trek have been described to me as "bulletproof ice" that definitely requires crampons to safely cross. I have a pair of these that I've been using for ice fishing in Northern Utah, if paired with an ice ax would they be sufficient for both the trek and the mountain, or should I invest in a pair of heavier spikes instead?

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I would get something a little more burly. At least
http://www.backcountry.com/kahtoola-microspikes-traction-system?rr=t

If you try to go uphill in these it might become a real problem. The ice axe wont help hold you on a slope, it is really there to pick up the pieces and stop you from sliding forever.

What boots are you going with?

You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or bporreca@backcountry.com

Anyone have experience climbing mountains with these? I had a pair of cleats that worked okay, but definitely not well on thick ice. I live in New England, so there are a lot of up and down hills with a mix of snow and ice without traction you'll slip and slide everywhere or fall constantly.

As someone who hikes alone I really can't risk falling, I was looking at these because they aren't as aggressive as the Kahtoolas and like I said in New England there is usually a good mix of hard packed slippery snow, ice, rocks, and mud. These look very versatile but I am wondering if anyone goes up and down slippery inclines/declines with these without a problem? I figure these paired with trekking poles and common sense/awareness I'll be okay. But I don't want to have to take off Kahtoolas when I am in flat muddy/rocky trails then throw them back on for when I'm going up ice.

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Hey Nathan,

I'm a fellow New Englander (but transplanted to Utah), so I'm pretty familiar with the conditions you'll be encountering.

While the Kahtoola Micro Spikes can be a pain to take off when on a mud / rocky trails; I personally don't take mine off. I learned the hard way. I took a nasty fally on Whiteface about 1.5 miles from the parking lot on Ferncroft road and earned myself a nice "eversion ankle sprain." So my rule now is to not take off my micro spikes at all.

I've used a range of products for aiding traction and nothing compares to the Kahtoola Micro Spikes. While the Ice Trekkers will be lower profile and lighter, they won't have the same traction on the ice.

Four of us were doing Jackson and the trail had frozen over. The ice was about a foot thick. I had my Micro Spikes and walked right up it and had no problem. Everyone else had either Ice Trekkers or the Yaktraks and everyone else struggled the entire time.

So while this might not be what you want to hear, I'd still put the Micro Spikes above all else. As my spikes wear down from walking over rocks, I just file them to rebuild the points.

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
801.736.4336
jdowns@backcountry.com

4 5

No More Worries

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought these one week after I took a nasty slip & fall walking on a slight downgraded road. Light snow covered the walk and didn't know it was a slick sheet of ice underneath. After I got the Trekkers, I put them on and walked the same route as before. Small struggle to get them on correctly and once in place they worked amazingly well. They gripped the ice slick and allowed me to walk my client's dogs on the hilly terrain surrounding their home. I feel secure knowing I have them whenever I need them. For my own peace of mind ... they are worth their weight in "diamonds".

5 5

Grippity

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

We have a pretty steep driveway so I bought these to shovel that and the sidewalk. Also thought they'd be nice for short day hikes on snowy terrain. So far no complaints. Bought the large size and they fit my size 10 backpacking boots very well. Little tight and snug the first time I put them on, but it has gotten easier since then.


Update: Using them in Bryce over the winter for hiking and I am sooo glad I bought these. People were stumbling and sliding all around me as I casually and securely walked by them. Amazing traction for the price.

Grippity
5 5

Great Around Town

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Certainly not made for climbing. However, the low profile on these is perfect for running or walking around town on packed snow and iced-over concrete. Can hardly feel them under the foot, but they keep me upright on sketchy surfaces.

2 5

Mine broke

  • 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.

Mine broke

Does anyone have an exact weight for...

Does anyone have an exact weight for these?

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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.

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I'll second that without hesitation! Get the Kahtoolas. They're the best.

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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.

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Haha! A sidewalk is one thing, but for ice, there's no substitute for putting a set of spikes into it.

5 5

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.

Unanswered Question

what sizes do they come in. I wear size...

what sizes do they come in. I wear size 11 boot.
Do you have them?
thank you

5 5

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.

Strong & Durable
5 5

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).

Great traction on multiple surfaces
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The Grand Canyon backcountry rangers use these crampons!

5 5

Great Fit

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.

5 5

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

5 5

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.

5 5

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?

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Hey there, yeah for sure! They will wear out the sole before they break down from use...

5 5

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?

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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.

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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.

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Yes, a medium would fit her well.