User Review: Kahtoola Microspikes
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $47
Kahtoola Microspikes are must have for any winter hiker. Superior traction on some of the iciest trails. Don't leave home without them!
- Superior traction
- Great fit on boots
- Easy to put on and take off
- Very durable
- Some ice/snow build up between boots and chains
This is my first full winter using Kahtoola Microspikes. At first glance they don't look like much but it only takes a few steps to realize how much they help with traction.
I just came off a 13ish mile backpacking trip and I'm VERY impressed with them. I wore them the whole time I was hiking. For the most part we were walking through about 6 to 9 inches of snow but there was quite a bit of ice on the trail as well. Even on snow alone they helped out alot on the up and down hill sections. On ice they are second to none. You can stop on a dime with these things on.
They seem to be built very well. They feel very solid on your feet. After a full season of use, they show little to no wear on them. I would absolutely recommend them to any winter hiker.