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When the trail gets icy.
Rely on Hillsound's Trail Crampon when your favorite hike stays icy from late fall to early spring. This simple crampon boasts eleven carbon spikes that stick to steep, slippery terrain. Hillsound attached the spikes to an ergonomic plate to enhance stability and reduce muscle fatigue on long trails. The harness features a stretchy elastomer and hook-and-loop strap to accommodate most hiking footwear.
- Simple crampon for local trails and day hikes in the backcountry
- Eleven carbon spikes assure aggressive traction on winter terrain
- Ergonomic plate enhances stability and reduces muscle fatigue
- Harness with hook-and-loop strap accommodates hiking footwear
- Item #HLS0002
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Really sound, lightweight option for traction on snow and ice. No balling at all on the three hour ascent of Quandary, though in softer stuff I got a little buildup in the rubber straps - quick and easy fix. The sizing is very accurate. I got a large for mens size 10.5 Asolo hiking boots. Definitely make sure to shake them off well and dry them before storage. Mine collected some rust on the chains after the first use.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These crampons are probably the best purchase I've made this year. I've used them extensively in the Sierras, the Wasatch, Alberta, and northwestern Montana. They have made hiking in the winter a breeze. While other people have been slipping and falling on the trail, these crampons have allowed me to stand my ground and walk comfortably. They've become especially useful when hiking in the backcountry along icy cliff edges in areas that would be off limits without crampons. I also love that the rubber on these is pretty stretchy. They fit great over my hiking boots as well as my very wide sorrels. I wear a size 9.5 women's shoe and I got these in a Medium. Love these things!