User Review: Kahtoola Microspikes
Price Paid: $50?
After carrying these in my day pack on every hike here in New Hampshire for the last month - yep, they are so light I didn't care - I finally got a chance today to try them out. I climbed a small mountain near my home: snow and ice, including glare ice on quite steep ledge. I am amazed! (and I am not that easily amazed.)
These things are great. Dead certain traction on the way up and darn near the same on the way down. They made what might have been a slow tentative walk (I am in my sixties.) into as near a romp as I ever get. You forget you have them on and forget the ice too. It was as if I were going for a summer walk.
I know this is a bit gushy, but honestly I have not been as satisfied with a purchase in years. I used to have a pair of the Yak-trax: no comparison - fragile and not nearly the traction. Get the Microspikes.