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Winter trails are calling.
Look to Hillsound's Cypress 6 Crampon when the hiking trail is covered in slippery black ice. This simple, minimalist crampon uses six ultralight, carbon steel spikes to ensure traction on winter trails, and the elastomer harness secures to any hiking boot thanks to the ratchet buckles. The Cypress 6 also features anti-balling plates to prevent snow from building up underfoot, and there's a carry case for safe, compact storage in hiking packs when you don't need the crampons on.
- Instep cleat crampon for hiking over icy terrain
- Six steel spikes ensure traction on slippery surfaces
- Elastomer harness with two ratchet buckes assure a secure fit
- Anti-balling plates prevent snow buildup underfoot
- Carry case included
- Item #HLS0005
- Q & A
Giddy with my new super power!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I am giddy after using these the first time! I live on a ridge and everything is sloped. We got rain and slush which then refroze turning the entire driveway and private road into a giant ice river. I carry feed to the horses uphill from the house. Even with my Yak-Trax I had to mostly walk on snow and pick my way very carefully where I couldn't avoid the road. We've tried to spread sand so the horses don't hurt themselves, but even there it was pretty dicey and nerve-wracking.
Once I realized these were not slipping I was purposely walking across all the sheerest smoothest ice around and relishing my new super power, gloating to the ice, "Take that *really-bad-compound-swear-word-beginnig-with-mother*!" Also, I kind of like not worrying that if I had to jump out of a horse's way fast I would not just fall and get stepped on.
As far as attaching them to my feet, they were very easy to size to my boot and put on. I like that I can use them on different boots if need be.