User Review: Hillsound Trail Crampon
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $53
Didn't know how much I need them until I took them off.
- Easy on/off
- great traction
A late winter training on an icy trail without traction convinced me that I need something more than Yaktrax.
I bought a pair for my son and myself for an April hike in the Whites. The trails were a mix of ice and snow so we put these crampon on as soon as we hit the trail. We spent two days hiking and I just assumed that because we never had any traction issues that the trail wasn't as slippery as it looked.
When we got back to the car we stopped just before the snow and ice covered trail transitioned to asphalt to take the crampons off. After hike miles on ice and snow we both slipped, they work so well that you can on find out who well when you try walking without them.
These are crampons, but please don't mistake them for mountaineering crampons. There are no toe picks and they are held on by silicone rubber. They are hiking traction devices on steroids.