Kako IceTrekkers Diamond Grip
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $39
Very good on packed snow and icy trails. I never slipped once. They fit on my boots great and I never had to worry about them coming loose.
- Easy to put on.
- Very good traction.
I purchased these for hiking on packed snow and ice. Since they require that you stretch them onto you boot I do it at home before getting out into the cold. I tested the traction on the packed snow and could not slide even if I tried.
I am very happy with this product.
Price Paid: $39.95 USD
My first impression of these was that I had accidentally bought some medieval torture device. Spiked beads are threaded on steel cables to make up the "chains" on the soles of these, all held on with thick black rubber. Some users may have painful flashbacks from that scary girlfriend they had in college.
These are the Hummer H1 of traction devices, tough and overbuilt. The link chains that hold the soles to the rubber welt are even welded at the seams.
I have had Yaktraks and other similar devices and they all failed because the rubber parts touch the ground and wear through. The Trekkers don't have this issue though because the rubber part only holds onto the welt of your boot, far above the ground.
I use these at work, when kick-sledding with the dog on frozen lakes and frozen roads. Shy of a set of crampons these are the best way to stay upright on ice. I could literally sprint or dance on a clear frozen lake and not slip with these on.
Gas to drive to the frozen lake: $10
Ice Trekkers for your boots: $39.95
Not having the large-handed PA at the clinic have to reset your broken tailbone after a fall on the ice: PRICELESS
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Revolutionary patented diamondbead design provides hundredsof biting edges for superiortraction on snow and ice. Sturdy rubber sling stays securelyon footwear without the needfor straps and remains flexiblein subzero temperatures.
- Ramsey Outdoor
The Ice Trekkers Diamond Grip is used for aggressive traction in all snow and ice conditions. PRODUCT FEATURES: Revolutionary patented diamond bead design provides hundreds of biting edges for multidirectional traction Highly durable and comfortable for prolonged use Sturdy rubber sling stays securely on footwear without the need for straps Self clearing traction beads won t clog with snow and ice Natural rubber sling remains flexible in subzero temperatures Easy to install and remove Fold easily to fit in a pocket or pouch when not in use
- Appalachian Outdoors
Diamond Grips from ICEtrekkers provide aggressive traction for all winter walking conditions, from boilerplate ice to backcountry snow and everything in between. They are also effective when transitioning through gravel, rock and mud from icy surfaces. Made of case hardened steel alloy, and strung on steel aircraft cable, the patented Diamond Beads have hundreds of biting edges that grip in all directions.
Over 25 years ago in the Italian Alps, ICEtrekker's founders were producing high end tire chains and came across a clever product that provided traction for walkers in snow and ice conditions.From this inspiration came the Diamond Grip, personal traction devices based on the same technologies used for vehicle traction: studs, chains and cables. Superior quality shoe/boot cleats, which are great for work, sport and everyday use. patented diamondbead design provides hundredsof biting edges for superior traction on snow and ice. Highly durable and comfortable for prolonged use. Sturdy rubber sling stays securely on footwear without the need for straps Remains flexiblein subzero temperatures. Sizing: Small (men 5-6, women 5-7), Medium (men 6.5-9, women 7.5-10), Large (men 9.5-12.5, women 10.5+), XL (men 13+) Please note- large volume footwear users (such as insulated boots) should order next size up.