CAMP Vector Nanotech
Price Paid: approx $160
I purchased the Nanoteck Cector as a light weight vertical crampon that could cross over into mountaineering. Although there are lighter crampons out there for the vertical world (Petzl Dart and Grivel G20) they don't have replaceable front points, only replaecable front half.
Okay back on target. There are lighter out there but not by much. The addition of the christmas tree heel spur makes them delightful. My wife loves them because of the size and weight.
Pros: they're light, adjustable, have replacement parts and a spur option. The points are shorter on the feet making walking better and safer on ankles.
Cons: The front points don't stick out very far and the secondary points are almost useless. The secondary points aren't made for mixed climbing and don't grab rock edges.
Overall, I find them a good female (due to size and function) crampon that won't rust, wont win comps but climbs well. I think they make a great crossover tool for mountaineering and ice climbing.
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C.A.M.P.'s Vector Nanotech Dual Point Crampons are the lightest, most technologically advanced ice climbing crampons in the world! Constructed primarily from innovative Sandvik Nanoflex steel, a steel alloy that is significantly stronger and harder than regular chromoly steel (see page 26). Sandvik Nanoflex steel reduces the thickness of the side walls from 2.75mm to 1.8mm, thereby reducing weight and improving the penetration and grip of the side points. The positon of the replaceable, forged steel front points can be customized (dual, mono, offset, centered). The front bail has three positions and the rear bail has two positions plus a micro-adjustment dial on the lever for a custom fit to any boot (no tools required).
Camp uses Nanoflex steel to make their Vector Nanotech Crampons 7oz lighter and 20% stronger than crampons made with standard CroMo steel. This makes them completely rustproof and allows thinner points for increased penetration while maintaining exceptional durability. The Vector Nanotech Crampons also shatter less ice than conventional crampons thanks to the Nanoflex steel's vibration absorption. Interchangeable points allow these Camp crampons to be set up with dual points for steep ice and mono points for mixed climbing.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Cassin Vector Nanotech Crampon FEATURES of the Vector Nanotech Crampon by Cassin Alpinism, Ice Climbing World's lightest interchangeable point technical crampons World's first stainless steel crampons Sandvik Nanoflex stainless steel for superior performance and durability Sophisticated point geometry assures secure foot placements Fully adjustable automatic binding fits most technical boots Optional heel spurs and Vibram anti-balling plates SPECIFICATIONS: Material: Sandvik Nanoflex Steel Points: 14 Binding: Automatic Anti-Balling Plates: Optional Crampon Case: Included Size: 36-47 cm / 14-18.5 in Weight: 920 g / 32.5 oz ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
Next time you're on the ice, strap on the steely strength of Sandvik Nanoflex blades with CAMP's Vector Nanotech Bipoint crampons. The extremely light and technologically advanced alloy weighs 20% less than normal steel while providing 60% more strength.
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