High quality, good fitting steel crampon; excess strap…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
High quality, good fitting steel crampon; excess strap annoying.
- Steel spikes
- Easy to put on
- Stays in place
- Fairly light for steel
- Excess strap
I use these for hiking and scrambling when there is enough slope that I need the grip. They hold well on ice and hard pack, and give some assurance in deep snow. The antibott works as advertised...I never get snow packing on them.
They are a 10 point crampon and designed for regular hiking boots, NOT mountaineering boots. The toe and heel fittings fold down and the length collapses to make them easier to pack. The straps stay tight and the crampons stay put on the boot.
My only complaint is that the strap is long and there is no place to secure it, aside from trying to tuck it in around the boot. Doesn't affect performance though.
Great for the price. Used it on small ice travel and…
Great for the price. Used it on small ice travel and inclines; they did quit well. It's well built and does good on the the ice. It gets the job done.
The only thing I noticed is, it needs to be kept quite sharp to get the most out of it, but that can pretty much be said for any pair of crampons.
Overall liked them very much. Would recommend for light ice travel and general mountaineering.