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If you can climb in slip-ons, you can do anything in these. They tackle any objective with grace and power. I am sold. FIT: These shoes fit me perfectly. I have a wider foot, but my heel is average. They have no dead spaces, hot spots, or slippage. I bought exactly to my street shoe size (11.5), and they are ideal for all of my pursuits. This is my first pair of slip-ons, and I may be sold for life. COMFORT: These were ready to go pretty much out of the box, with only two long sessions needed to… Full review
Garmont Men's Dragontail
Best approach shoe I've ever used. I wore these on a trekking trip around the world: desert, swamp, forest, beach and mountains. They were once wet for six days straight after walking in rivers. I took them instead of heavy ankle-support boots and they were perfect the whole trip. Great traction on rock. Only one flaw – the laces kept coming undone so I cut them short. I've just bought a new pair for the next adventure. Full review
Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro
Not a slip-on crampon. Once I figured out how to properly mount these on my boots they work great. Size up the crampons to your boot, lock it in. Getting on and strapping in can be a pain. I've used them a couple dozen times, most recently a hike up Mt. Katahdin. Once I figured how to strap them in properly they stayed tight and using the fine adjustment helps. I use them on Koflach Arctis Expe boots and Scarpa Jorasses Pro GTX boots. Full review
Hillsound Trail Crampon
Sharp, lightweight spikes make me feel secure while running on the icy roads in the winter in Colorado! I couldn't ask for better spikes to use on icy terrain. I live in Colorado and run 3 mornings a week when the roads are nice and frozen over. I have NO fear of slipping and falling when wearing these. Best part is, I can't even feel that I'm wearing them! Full review
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra
My FAVORITE crampons! I wear these crampons several times a week for winter hiking and trail running. They are AMAZING. Very lightweight for trail running, yet sturdy enough for any type of terrain! Full review
My first axe. When I started looking for an ice axe I came across a lot of options for general mountaineering use, but not a single one included a sturdy technical grade one. I wouldn't know if a basic grade axe could withstand anything else than basically walking on soft snow so I really wanted a technical one but not something "exotic". So a hybrid axe it is! For now it's just walking and cutting steps since I never encountered a glacier in Crete to give it a go on ice, but I feel confident when… Full review
Five Ten Guide Tennie Mid
Very good shoe — great for use on climbing approaches, just replace the laces before using them. Love this shoe, very sticky sole. Not sure if I love the ankle height yet, feels a bit like it's cutting into my legs but probably just needs to be broken in. My one main complaint so far is that the laces are terrible — so slippery, hard to tighten. I will just replace the laces though, easy fix. I also was not able to find these shoes anywhere in AZ (Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff) to try them on before… Full review