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MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars Great for ice or any hard pack surface. Wear with any boot—hiking, pac boot, and even big, bulky Muck boots. From flat trail walking with your dogs to light mountaineering to ice fishing with your pals, the MICROspikes will NOT disappoint. Outperform other traction devices in the class not considered 10 point crampons. I've used on a variety of surfaces from packed snowmobile trails walking my dogs to Maine/New Hampshire mountains where there is often ice on the trails at different times throughout… Full review

MICROspikes

rated 4 of 5 stars Best all around traction device for icy and winter hikes. I bought myself a pair of Kahtoola Microspikes after moving to New Hampshire for school. There are many days where I find myself on hikes that require more than bare boots, but less than a full-on crampon. Most summits here are coated with rime ice/snow for a good portion of the year, even while the trails are free of snow. For these situations, I find having the Microspikes is not only helpful, but an essential safety tool in the mountains. Full review

MICROspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Superior grip and stability This product really saved me on my recent trip to the Long Trail, Vt., in January. Slipped right on, in the dark, -5 degrees with cold numb hands. Just make sure you practice putting them on and off a few times at home so you get the drill. Once they were on, I didn't slip once on snow, ice, or rock... and this was up Mt. Mansfield for the first 6 miles. Apply some Maxiglide or other wax to the spikes so as not to gather ice and debris. Also, there is a left and right… Full review

MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars Well worth having for any type of hiking! I use these 100% of the time and they are a necessity for winter hikes. The Microspikes are not only a necessity but imitation spikes absolutely do not hold up to these. The benefit of having these on during a winter hike or even just around the campsite is tremendous. I suggest everyone has a pair and don't debate whether you should wear them or not, just put them on! Great product. Full review

MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars The Microspikes are incredibly handy, easy to put on and take off. When they are on the snow, ice, scree are no problem nor do they slow down your hike. I never had a pair of track shoes or spikes, so I didn't know what to expect. I knew I had to get something because with only my hiking shoes on hard snow and ice I was sliding and falling. I had no traction nor was I having a good time on winter hikes. Even hiking in scree I had traction problems. Several hikers I was with suggested getting traction… Full review

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Kahtoola Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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

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

Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons
The biggest difference between three-season and winter hiking is the walking surface. Snow and ice require traction aids such as snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons. Here's an overview of the options. Read more
December 6, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Wicking cotton, Gorillapods, and gear advice
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January 22, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Snowshoes
We tested some of the top snowshoes available at the All-Mountain Demo, the intro to Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2010. Read more
January 21, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Kahtoola FLIGHTdeck TS
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January 24, 2008

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