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Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System

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    Quick and easy instant traction.

    Instead of pulling the ol' banana peel slip and eating it on icy trails, strap on the Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System for instant footing and more graceful movement. Burly stainless steel cleats are connected by flex chains and an elastomer harness for a snug and secure fit and high performance traction.

    With a new lower profile harness, eyelet reinforcements, and an integrated toe bale, these MICROspikes are the lightest and lowest profile version yet. A heel tab makes the system a breeze to get on or off, and a sturdy front bar holds it in place up front. Whether you're walking the dog, fishing on a frozen river, or doing that high-altitude hike to an icy peak, the MICROspikes help you keep your footing and prevent your butt from hitting the ground. And now the MICROspikes come with a tote sack so you have somewhere to store them when you get to lower elevations.

    • Stainless steel construction
    • Welded chains
    • Elastomer harness
    • Integrated toe bale
    • Eyelet reinforcements
    • Tote sack included
    • Item #KHT000B

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [spikes and chains] stainless steel, [harness] elastomer
    Boot Compatibility
    strap-on
    Number of Points
    12
    Claimed Weight
    [small] 11 oz, [medium] 11.9 oz, [large] 13.1 oz, [x-large] 13.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking & camping, running, casual
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    POOR DESIGN....

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

    I took my MICROspikes out for a light ice/snow hike the first time after receiving them. I am a boot size 9 so I ordered a Medium. They looked great and fit very snug. I was excited and on my way, but within an 2 hours I looked down to tell another hiker about how great they were when I noticed that my right foot was bare... I'm shocked these fell off being that you have to stretch to put them on but alas they did. They box claims a "New Improved Harness" so that tells me they've had trouble in the past with this. Had they put a strap over the foot to fully secure them this would fix the problem. All in all they are great when they work but I would never purchase or tell someone to buy them after falling off within 2 hours.. Backcountry wouldn't replace them so I am out $70... Thumbs down across the board.

    For icy hikes

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

    Ive only used these once so far, but the improvement in my grip versus my previous hikes without them is huge. Im a size 12-13 shoe and the size L fits snug around my boots with no loose ends.

    Work On Ice

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

    These work great on icy trails from flat to moderate inclines. Once you get close to 45° incline you will be wanting something with front spikes. If between sizes, I'd size down. I had a medium and was having them come off my heel on the downhills. A small might have been the way to go. I was able to thread some cord through the heel and tie it around my ankle to keep them in place.

    A Must for winter outdoorsmen

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have used these for everything from winter mountaineering to trail running to backcountry approaches and love them. Very easy to put on over anything, you never have to worry about traction on ice or snow (they don't float though! so use snowshoes where appropriate!) I have used them over boots and trail running shoes. They also roll up nice and small that I have kept the in my trail running bag all spring long after snow melted before taking them out!

    Going Winter Trail Running? Get This!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Seriously! These are the primary spikes you need if you are ever going on a winter trail run. The ability to grip into the snow that you are running on is critical. Minimal, if any slippage, will occur while you are out enjoying the outdoors!

    Icy Trails? No Worries!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Microspikes may be a far from crampons for technical adventures but they're also night and day different from most of the other "casual" traction systems out there and I can't rave about them enough. Backcountry suggested a pair after I took a nasty fall on an icy PNW trail and I've had them out many times since practically jogging along in light snow and ice when others were flailing around to keep their footing. The spikes aren't that deep but with so many contact points, they create a great grip even on solid surfaces. Totally worth it.

    Icy Trails? No Worries!

    I usually wear a size 10 or 10.5 US Men's shoe. This is, unfortunately right between the M and L sizes. Which should I purchase?