thep440177 wrote a review of Black Diamond Neve Strap Crampons with ABS on March 6, 2013
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought these as a lightweight supplement to my Grivel G12 crampons. I've only used them once, but I've used my Grivels many times so I think I have a good sense of how they compare. The Neve are less aggressive (shorter spikes, and fewer of them) than most steel crampons. They are, obviously, less durable on rock. But they are perfect for carrying when you think you *might* need crampons, and for use on relatively soft spring snow. They are light in the pack but the real benefit shows up when they're on your feet, and then the weight reduction is wonderful. The anti bot plates work well -- the one time I used them, it was in sticky snow, and I had no unusual problem with icing. There is some snowballing on the bars, but flexing tends to keep that area clean. The strap on binding works well. Only time will tell how they hold up under use; I can't comment on durability yet.