Crampons

Brands

Black Diamond
Grivel
Hillsound
Stubai
Petzl
Trango
CAMP
Kahtoola
SMC
AustriAlpin

Genders

Unisex

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Crampon Reviews

Black Diamond Neve

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent touring crampons for ordinary hiking boots. I've owned a couple of pairs of touring crampons for ordinary hiking boots. These are soo much better than my first pair you wouldn't even put them in the same competition. After correctly setting the length of my boot, these crampons have NEVER slipped off my boot — unlike my other pair! For their intended use these are just great. These are obviously not for ice climbers! But for touring in steep old snow these are just fabulous. Highly recommended! Full review

Grivel G1 Crampon

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple and light crampon for not too steep, and glacier walking. I use this for easy winter mountain. In fact it is not easy to find user of G1 crampon. But if you consider snow walk or winter climbing, and do not have technical boots, it can be good solution. Not for technical or ice climbing, front pick is short and not too sharp, but can hold tight in deep snow in normal trekking and hiking. If you want to enjoy snow trekking or glacier walking, I recommend this.  This crampon is between rubber… Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for winter and icy hiking conditions. These trail crampons have great traction. I put them on when I get on the trail and leave them on until I get back from my hike. I have passed many people either without crampons or basic Yaktraxs on in icy conditions and it was night and day, many of these people trying to "ice skate" up and down the trail using trees or anything else they could get their hands on (including myself) so they would not slip and fall. I was one of those hikers until I… Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars A welcome necessity to any slippery slope! I like these crampons so much that I am willing to post a somewhat embarrassing photo of myself scampering up a section of steep terrain, butt in the air. I'm not sure what I would have done without them on the hike in which this photo was taken. There was a layer of powder covering a thick sheet of ice, and as you can see, the terrain was pretty steep in terms of hiking trails. The crampons were lightweight and easy to put on. My feet gripped without any… Full review

Stubai Tirol Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars Superbly constructed. It is Austrian made and reasonably priced compared to Petzl, but lower prices do not mean there is any compromises in the safety of the product. It is just not known as good as Petzl and the others do. Tirol is a remarkable 12 point tempered spring steel mountaineering crampon with flexible bar, available with three different bindings: pro step-in binding, combi binding for welt less toe boots or universal binding that will fit almost any footwear for steep ice and mixed terrain. Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This product is best for trail runners who need more traction to get them through runs where they may encounter snow, ice, mud, or all of the above. It could also be used for persons looking for a lightweight hiking crampon. I have used these in quite a few runs as of late in everything from ice, snow, and even a bit of mud in some places and have not been disappointed. They are super easy to put on and take off if the conditions are variable. I use them primarily for trail running and found that… Full review

Petzl Lynx

rated 5 of 5 stars Great crampon for ice and mixed climbing. The Lynx is a peer try classic technical crampon. It fits most boots very well, and cinches in well. I have not had any problems yet with getting it to fit my Scarpa Mont Blancs. I have also lent it out to people to use on Sportiva Trango Extremes, Trango Evos, and even ski boots. They fit all well. I have climbed on these up on WI 4 and on M6. They proved able on both. Switching to mono points was a little annoying and my hands got cold, but that is expected. Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

rated 5 of 5 stars They are awesome, much better than the other options out there. I use them for hiking up steep mountain-packed trails in winter and shoulder season hikes when there might be ice. Definitely recommend. The Hillsound Crampon Ultras are a real step-up from the competitor's brand. The spikes are more grippy, the material used to stretch around the boot is superior, and the Velcro strap will ensure no more lost Microspikes! It does happen in certain conditions (learned the hard way). Love the product. Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent traction in various conditions — I use them for winter hiking, but have to think they'd be great for trail running, walking, etc. Spike height is tall enough to bite well in snow or ice, but not so tall that you feel unstable on rock faces. My one complaint is that they'll snowball on you in milder temps with wet snow (like many other traction devices). But if the temps are cold, they're awesome. I've taken these on a couple winter night hikes, and have been very happy with their performance… Full review

Top-Rated Crampons

Sort by: name | rating | price | availability | recently reviewed

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Neve reviewed Mar 14, 2015
$150 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel G1 Crampon reviewed Mar 8, 2015
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Hillsound Trail Crampon reviewed Feb 4, 2015
$49 - $60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro reviewed Mar 2, 2014
$55 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stubai Tirol Pro reviewed Feb 5, 2014
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra reviewed Feb 4, 2014
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Lynx reviewed Feb 4, 2014
$200 - $250
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg Pro reviewed Oct 3, 2013
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Trango Hyper Harpoon reviewed Sep 17, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel G14 reviewed Oct 11, 2012
$200 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CAMP Stalker reviewed Feb 24, 2012
$91 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP Ice Rider reviewed Feb 9, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP Vector Nanotech reviewed Jan 7, 2011
$280 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg reviewed Dec 20, 2010
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Grivel G12 reviewed Dec 11, 2010
$153 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kahtoola KTS - Aluminum reviewed Oct 15, 2010
$135
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Contact Strap reviewed Jun 28, 2010
$105 - $139
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Trango Alpine Light Crampon reviewed May 2, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Trango Harpoon reviewed Feb 11, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Stubai Antislip reviewed Jan 8, 2009
$52
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SMC Superblue Hinged Crampons reviewed Apr 30, 2008
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
AustriAlpin Slipstream reviewed Feb 22, 2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Rambo 4 reviewed Nov 26, 2007
$250
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Dart reviewed Nov 24, 2007
$149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Grivel G10 reviewed Mar 17, 2007
$104 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl Vasak reviewed Feb 23, 2007
$121 - $177
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip reviewed Dec 3, 2006
$180
Black Diamond Contact with ABS
$130 - $139
Black Diamond Serac Strap
$170
Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro
$180
Korkers PolarTrax Ultra
$25
Grivel G22 Crampon
$184 - $229
Petzl Irvis
$140 - $143
CAMP Frost Crampons
$60
Stubai Trekking Universal
$105
CAMP Tour 350
$140 - $159
Black Diamond Contact Clip
$130 - $139
Kahtoola KTS - Steel
$127 - $159
Grivel Air Tech
$122 - $164
Cassin C14
$200
Stubai Ultralight Pro
$112
Stubai Ultralight Universal
$112
CAMP XLC 490 Hyperlight
$150
Petzl Dartwin
$137 - $172
Black Diamond Raptor
$170
CAMP Tour Nanotech
$220
Grivel G20
$176 - $219
Stubai Trekking Combi
$105
CAMP Magix 10
$112 - $139
Petzl D-Lynx
$153 - $191
Page 1 of 3:  1  2  3  Next »