User Review: Kahtoola Microspikes
Kahtoola Microspikes are a fantastic tool to get you safely over light snow and ice. Very easy to pull on over any hiking boots. They also compact into a small space, though you might want to get a separate case to carry them safely in your pack.
- easy to use
- great traction
- can be used with any hiking boot
- can slip off in deep wet snow
I've used these for one season on snow hikes in the San Gabriel mountains where the snow was not too deep. They really shine in icy conditions to keep you from slipping and allow you to climb steep slopes that otherwise would be too slippery.
They are light, easy to put on and take off, and collapse to an easily carried space. They seem very rugged and well made, but I've only used them for one year.
The only problem I've had is when I've stepped in wet, deep snow, one came off my left boot and I had to backtrack to pick it up.