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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


rated 5 of 5 stars Great product for winter enthusiasts. These are awesome. They give you such good footing on very slippery ice and they're easy to put on over a boot with the stretch of the upper material. Very good piece of gear. Highly recommended for anyone that hikes in the winter. Full review


rated 2 of 5 stars Good design does not yield good performance for running. The image on the front of the box shows a running shoe, though buyers should understand the product's limitations. This product is best used for walking in crunchy winter conditions. I purchased NANOspikes to run/jog on pavement in mixed winter conditions. The clickety-clack produced every step was bearable, though the performance was not. The two studs at the topmost of each strap-on are ineffective at gripping ice, which means the lift-off… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Nanospikes are a super versatile traction device that work on snow, ice, rocks, and pavement. I purchased these for hiking in Colorado in the winter. I wanted a traction device that would allow me to go back and forth between snow/ice and rocks/dirt. Nanospikes fit the bill perfectly. I never slip, even on solid ice (though I do make sure my foot is firmly planted with each step, to set the spikes.) My traction on rocks and pavement is unaffected, and I also appreciate that these tiny tungsten carbide… 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

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

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

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

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


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