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rated 5 of 5 stars Would I buy them again? Without a doubt! Would I recommend them? Absolutely! I've been using MicroSpikes for about 8 years. I'm a police officer in an area where sudden freezing rains occur and in the span of 30 seconds you go from wet pavement to black ice. They are a life saver. They stow away in my gear bag and take seconds to put on. You can drive in them, which makes rendering aid to stranded motorists quick and easy. Although a little pricey when compared to other traction aids initially,… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars No better traction device made, short of full crampons. This is my fourth winter season with the same Microspikes and they are now approaching 2,000 miles of trail running. I get some great stares from folks slipping and sliding along the trails as I run by at full tilt :) I've never had them come off. They easily pull on and off. The only maintenance I do is touch them up with a file about twice each winter. In addition to trail running they go in the pack for early season hiking when there is… Full review


rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good device in between a Yaktrak and mountaineering crampon. I used a pair of the very inexpensive YakTrax exactly one time and decided to find something more substantial after the YakTrax kept getting dislodged from my boots while hiking relatively tame trails. In my search for a better traction device, but not a full-on crampon, I found the Kahtoola Microspikes. I've used a set of Microspikes now for around three years. Lots of rough, steep, rocky, icy, and snowy off-trail stuff here in the foothills… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Easy off and on and great traction, especially down hill. I was stopped on the way down by two hikers to ask me about my spikes because I wasn't slipping like they were. They were amazed by the traction from my Kahtoolas. Easy to put on and take off even with cold fingers. Full review

KTS Steel Hiking Crampons

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Would be excellent, but for a design flaw. Rear cleats are too close together causing an instability when hiking over hard surfaces, such as ice or rock. The Kahtoola hiking crampons shown in the photo are of a flawed design. I bought a pair last year and tried them out in a variety of conditions—ranging from packed snow to icy trails. The length of the spikes make them very good on packed snow, but on ice or icy trails they are very wobbly. This instability on hard ice is caused by the too-narrow… Full review

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Kahtoola Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Mountaineer Matt wins Kahtoola crampons and traction
Congratulations to our two winners of Kahtoola crampons and traction worth $300. Get to know winner Matt Williams, a mountaineer and police captain in California. Read more
March 2, 2016

Andrew of Australia wins Kahtoola crampons and traction
Congratulations to our two winners of Kahtoola crampons and traction worth $300. Get to know winner Andrew Stanner, a hiker and army vet from Australia. Read more
March 2, 2016

Final Days: Enter to Win Kahtoola Traction Worth $300
On Monday, February 29, we're giving two members $300 worth of crampons and traction from Kahtoola! Review your gear and be entered to win. Read more
February 24, 2016

Win Crampons and Traction Worth $300 from Kahtoola
We want our Trailspace friends to get outside all winter long, with the right crampons and traction under foot. So, we're giving two members Kahtoola NANOspkes, MICROspikes, and KTS Steel hiking crampons. Read more
February 15, 2016

Review Your Gear: Win Loads of Kahtoola Traction
We're giving away a pair of Kahtoola NANOspkes, MICROspikes, and KTS Steel hiking crampons to two lucky Trailspace members ($300 value). Review your gear to enter. Read more
February 9, 2016

Total Winter Traction for Two Winners, from Kahtoola!
Two Trailspace members will win crampons and traction devices to run and hike icy trails, thanks to Kahtoola! Review your outdoor gear now through February 28, and you're entered to win ($300+ value). Read more
February 1, 2016


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431 River Run Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

phone: (928) 779-7249
toll-free: (866) 330-8030
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