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Recent Traction Reviews

Kahtoola NANOspikes

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

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy slip-on, easy slip off, won't fall off. Well designed and durable. I bought two sets of these. They are easy to put on, easy to remove, yet won't fall off thanks to the silicone band they use for the foot mount. Easy to learn how to put them on—I learned in seconds where the front and rear were, and there's a pull tab on the rear to facilitate this. Silicone and all-stainless construction of the metal parts make these extremely durable for use. The spikes appear to be case-hardened, a necessity… Full review

Kahtoola NANOspikes

rated 4 of 5 stars Like them very much. Fit very snug. I can place them in my backpack and don't have to worry about damaging anything. Has kept me safe on ice and snow. Thanks again. Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars Great for ice or any hard pack surface. Wear with any boot—hiking, pac boot, and even big, bulky Muck boots. From flat trail walking with your dogs to light mountaineering to ice fishing with your pals, the MICROspikes will NOT disappoint. Outperform other traction devices in the class not considered 10 point crampons. I've used on a variety of surfaces from packed snowmobile trails walking my dogs to Maine/New Hampshire mountains where there is often ice on the trails at different times throughout… Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 4 of 5 stars Best all around traction device for icy and winter hikes. I bought myself a pair of Kahtoola Microspikes after moving to New Hampshire for school. There are many days where I find myself on hikes that require more than bare boots, but less than a full-on crampon. Most summits here are coated with rime ice/snow for a good portion of the year, even while the trails are free of snow. For these situations, I find having the Microspikes is not only helpful, but an essential safety tool in the mountains. Full review

Sheet Metal Screws

rated 5 of 5 stars I've been doing this for years!! Never a problem at all. Cheapest and best solution out there. No review really necessary here. It's quite self explanatory. Other reviewer said it all.  Full review

32north STABILicers Original

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I have utilized various traction systems over the past years, to gain traction while hiking, walking on icy driveways, shoveling snow, and kicksledding. Each system has pros and cons. The Stabilicers seem best suited to non-technical/all-around use (walking around in icy conditions), though I also found them good for kicksledding. They will not be my first choice for uphill winter hiking, but are a durable, easy to use, traction device. When I first received these Stabilicer Maxx Strap-on Ice traction… Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great crampon that stretches over my mega sized Minnesota boots. Sticks, bites, gouges, and doesn't slip off the boot. I use a really big boot to keep my feet warm. Hillsound XL crampons fit over them! The Hillsound elastomor blend finds a great balance between stretch and durability. On other crampons I've used, the fit is too tight and compresses the insulation to your foot therefore greatly reducing its effectiveness. Hillsounds hug but don't constrict as much as others. Front spike plate (jointed)… Full review

Kako IceTrekkers Diamond Grip

rated 3 of 5 stars These work great on ice and I don't know how I got along without them for walking the dog before two winters ago. They have a "limited slip" character. For the money they should have lasted longer than two years. Last year, the third year, the cables rusted out and I kept losing the beads before I could make temporary repairs. The rubber part exceeded my expectations by lasting longer than the steel and snuggly keeping the Trekkers in place.  Full review

Top-Rated Traction

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user rating: 5 of 5 (11)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Crampon
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl Vasak Crampon
$141 - $177
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$65 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Crampon
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro Crampon
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Neve Crampon
$127 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Grivel G12 Crampon
$157 - $175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
32north STABILicers Original Traction Device
$12
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CAMP Stalker Crampon
$100 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Kahtoola NANOspikes Traction Device
$25 - $54
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Lynx Crampon
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip Crampon
$180
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Spiky Plus Antislip Sole Traction Device
$36
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stubai Tirol Pro Crampon
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg Crampon
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
32north STABILicers Lite Traction Device
$5 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel G1 Crampon Crampon
$120
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Kako IceTrekkers Diamond Grip Traction Device
$24 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Rambo 4 Crampon
$250
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel G14 Crampon
$207 - $229
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon
$130 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Hillsound FreeSteps6 Traction Device
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kako IceTrekkers Chains Traction Device
$10 - $19
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Grivel G10 Crampon
$65 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Dart Crampon
$149
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon
$200
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats Traction Device
$60
user rating: 3 of 5 (9)
Yaktrax Pro Traction Device
$18 - $30
user rating: 3 of 5 (6)
Yaktrax XTR Extreme Traction Device
$50
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Stubai Antislip Crampon
$52
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Yaktrax Walker Traction Device
$13 - $19
Black Diamond Contact with ABS Crampon
$130
Grivel G20 Front Parts X2 - Spare Parts Crampon Accessory
$140
Black Diamond Serac Strap Crampon
$180
Kahtoola K-10 Hiking Crampon Crampon
$100
Petzl Fakir Crampon Accessory
$19
Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon
$180 - $184
Grivel G22 Crampon Crampon
$230
Petzl Irvis Crampon
$114 - $140
Grivel Rambo 4 Antibott Crampon Accessory
$60
 
Kako IceTrekkers Spikes Traction Device
$20
CAMP XLC Nanotech Crampon
$200
Grivel Rambo Dualpoint Spacer Crampon Accessory
$15
Black Diamond Long Flex Center Bar Crampon Accessory
$20
 
32north STABILicers OverShoe Traction Device / Overboot
$97
CAMP Frost Crampons Crampon
$60
Korkers OmniTrax v3.0 IceTrac Extreme Traction Device
$40
CAMP Crampon Bag Crampon Accessory
$8
Stubai Trekking Universal Crampon
$105
CAMP Tour 350 Crampon
$140 - $159
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