User Review: Hillsound Trail Crampon
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45
Keeps you vertical on icy, frozen surfaces, providing you with the ability to get where you want to go when snowshoes are not the preferred choice.
- Easy to put on.
- Good traction under most circumstances.
- May slip off when climbing/descending very steep slopes.
Bought them a year ago and have used them on several hikes in the Catskill Mts of New York State. On steep surfaces, like climbing out of a steep-sided gorge, I had the top part of one crampon pull off on two occasions. Not sure how this happened, but it was a little disconcerting that they would do this as well.
The upside is that they do have the secure velcro retaining strap, which ensure that they won't lose your foot altogether, but you should be careful when descending or ascending very steep slopes, particularly if your foot is at angle (sideways) to the slope.