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Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System

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MICROspikes Traction System

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.

  • MicroSpikes give traction on icy trails and snowy aprons
  • Stainless steel spikes ensure solid penetration in firm snow
  • Elastomer harness fits around most boots and shoes
  • Tote sack included for safe packing
  • Item #KHT000B

Material
[spikes and chains] stainless steel, [harness] elastomer
Number of Points
12
Boot Compatibility
strap-on
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

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Perfect for icy trails!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 6"
Weight
177 lbs

These spikes are perfect for icy trails. My friend had shoe chains that had coils and they weren’t enough for the extremely slippery spots. The micro spikes ensured that I had great footing at all times and were easy to put on and walk around in. I wear a female size 9 and the medium spikes fit perfectly around my Sorrels.

These
>Rating: 5

Better grip than boots in the summer

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
5` 9"
Weight
170 lbs

These spikes are the answer! Just got back from an annual backpacking trip with my brother and these spikes were a game changer. They provided better grip on frozen snow and slick ice than my boots offer in the summer. They are light, durable, easy to take on and off and really do provide you the extra confidence you need to keep pushing even as terrain gets bad. I was impressed at how well they stood up to a long portion of the hike that traversed an exposed ridge line where rock and ice offered no cushion. As someone who has hiked way too many frozen trails in the coils meant for walking around a city I can confidently say these were worth every penny!

These
>Rating: 5

Confidence Inspiring

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I bought these after I borrowed a pair from a friend. Freeze thaw cycles left trails and roads covered in rime ice. Add a few inches of fresh snow to hide the ice and you might have some serious issues when carrying a 60lb + rucksack. I was very confident hiking with these and most importantly I never slipped in the treacherous icy conditions. Works as advertised. Simple to put on and take off. Comes with a carrying case so you don't puncture your gear or pack.

Thanks for the detailed review, Eric!

>Rating: 5

Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System

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

Must have if you are going to enjoy winter hiking. I felt very sturdy and secure with these on. Worked well on snow packed trails here in Utah.

>Rating: 5

Must have for winter hiking

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

If youre hiking in the winter you have to have these when snowshoes or crampons are just too much. All of our scouts have them and we put them to the test in the Adirondack mountains every winter.

If
>Rating: 5

Must have for winter hiking

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I do a fair amount of winter hiking and I climb some steep hills that are covered in snow. I use to just time my time and carefully ascend the steep sections, walking sideways so that I don't slip, it would take me a not longer to reach the top. Now that I have the micro spikes in my pack, I can slip them on before I ascend a snow covered hill, they are easy to put on, don't feel heavy on your feet and the traction is amazing! I can climb right up the steep slopes without slipping, if you get to a dry portion of the trail, no need to remove them, they do just fine on dirt but if you need to put your foot on some big dry rocks, you need be carful because they can slip. Overall, they make my hikes much safer, won't go hiking without them.

>Rating: 5

Trail Spikes

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

When you need traction they are great. They come in a small bag, easy to pack and easy to put on your boots or shoes.

>Rating: 5

Winter Hikes

I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend and she says, "I don't know how I ever lived without these! They provide incredible traction in packed powder, slush, and ice. They fit easily over any shoes and are surprisingly easy to run in."

>Rating: 4

A+ for Traction

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

When you come across an alpine snowfield, hit ice on the ascent during a trail run, or just need some extra traction for a slippery hike, these are the spikes you'll want. Wearing these is like walking on felt with velcro shoes - it almost feels like cheating. Plus, they're totally bombproof. My one and only complaint is that these are a bit heavy if you're counting grams but the added protection is 100% worth the weight.

>Rating: 5

AMAZING

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

These fit and feel great. They work the way you expect and get you to where you want to go, no matter the ice or snow pack! So excited to get more hikes in!

>Rating: 5

No Slip!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These work as advertised. They keep you safe and sturdy and fit easily to many types of footwear.

>Rating: 5

Gifts

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got these for my mom and stepdad for christmas. They were in need of a new pair of spikes. They said they love these and how easy they are to put on. Haven't heard any complaints from them!

>Rating: 5

MicroSpikes do it all!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've been running Microspikes for years! They offer precise grip on a sheet of ice to the point you can walk with complete confidence. They are easy to take off and on, pack very well, and last for ages. I've even been in situations on steep trails that were completely iced over, but with some exposed boulders I had "hike" over, and the spikes gripped to the smooth rock surface almost as well as they did on the ice sheets. If you are in a situation where you need grip and stability due to ice, get a pair of MicroSpikes!

>Rating: 5

Stay active when it's cold

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These are an awesome traction system. I've used them hiking and running through the snow and ice. Sometimes its nice to just use these for going up, take them off and run down with your regular trail shoes if it's not too icey. These have lasted so much longer than other brands I've used- I usually get two winters out of them if I store them inside to protect the rubber from unnecessary heat/cold exposure. If you're between sizes, I would choose the larger size if it's a hiking shoe with a larger toe box, or choose the smaller size if its a running shoe. Don't walk on pavement/gravel with them and they'll last a long time.

>Rating: 5

Durable, Lightweight, Get the job done

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These are high quality. I use these on my winter hikes in the Wasatch on the icy trails. I am super confident in these spikes. They haven't let me down. I have a size large and I wear a size 11 trail running shoes. I trail run on the ice sometimes as well and they work great!

>Rating: 5

Dogs won't drag me now

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I just got these spikes for winter hikes with my dogs. They came highly recommended from a hiking group here in the Wasatch area as well as a friend of mine. They fit my boots great (Women Oboz winter boots size 9.5 with medium size Kahtoola spikes). They are easy to get on and off the boots and they come with a little storage/carrying bag for when not in use. Now I only hope we will have a great Utah winter!

>Rating: 5

Perfect for winter hikes

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I love to hike and being able to get out in the winter is tough for me. These spikes have been a life saver! They're great for when the snow is packed down and slick. They hold great and I don't have to worry about slipping around. I got a pair for me and my husband. I'm a 7.5-8 and got a size small. I hope they hold up and don't stretch out!

>Rating: 4

Great for Winter Hiking

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

I have used these a couple of times on packed snow & ice & found them to work well. They were tight to get on over my hiking boots, but I was definitely not worried about them slipping off.

>Rating: 4

Spikes are nice

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

they're great traction devices and are very helpful on steep trails.

>Rating: 5

Easy on and off, good grip

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These are easy to take on and off. They're also very light and packable, so you can stash them in your backpack when you're headed out for a hike and unsure of the conditions. These are great for walking around the neighborhood on icy roads or a hike on icy/snowy surfaces that aren't deep.

>Rating:

What size would a women's 9 be?

>Rating:

Would these be appropriate for late spring/early summer 14er ascents where I anticipate snow pack on trail at higher elevations? Or do I need full-on crampons?

>Rating:

I take a women's 8 or 8.5 boot (US). Which size should I order? I'm concerned about a medium and I see you do not carry a small. I want to be a happy Customer and not have them come off or lose them in the Italian Dolomites on a week long hike with no civilization in sight.

>Rating:

Would XL fit a male with a 14.5/15 size foot

>Rating:

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?

Hey Rich, I recommend you go with the Medium. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions. Kyle - Expert Gearhead

Thanks, Kyle.... I'm @ 10.5 and now know to buy the M.

>Rating:

I wear 11.5 men's shoes. What size do I need?

Hey Michael, You want the Large. Feel free to shoot me any additional questions. Kyle - Expert Gearhead

>Rating:

Hi I wear 9.5 shoes for trail running. What size do I need to buy ? I hear one size smaller is better because it extends a lot.

M will be good.

>Rating:

Can these fit over keen sandals that have toe guard? Also are they suitable for hiking on very muddy and slippery trails as well as rock hopping across streams?