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Recent Traction Reviews

Grivel G10

rated 4 of 5 stars High quality, good fitting steel crampon; excess strap annoying. I use these for hiking and scrambling when there is enough slope that I need the grip. They hold well on ice and hard pack, and give some assurance in deep snow. The antibott works as advertised...I never get snow packing on them. They are a 10 point crampon and designed for regular hiking boots, NOT mountaineering boots. The toe and heel fittings fold down and the length collapses to make them easier to pack. The straps stay tight… Full review

Yaktrax XTR Extreme

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I have to agree with several of the poorer reviews regarding this product. Not having a chain joining the two traction plates allowed them to move around causing the traction spikes to line up incorrectly on the foot. This constant movement of the plates also causes excess strain on the link that joins the chains to the rubber/grommet causing some of those links to start opening up. I bought these a few weeks ago to take along while snowshoeing so when trail conditions warranted, I could use these… Full review

Black Diamond Neve

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent touring crampons for ordinary hiking boots. I've owned a couple of pairs of touring crampons for ordinary hiking boots. These are soo much better than my first pair you wouldn't even put them in the same competition. After correctly setting the length of my boot, these crampons have NEVER slipped off my boot — unlike my other pair! For their intended use these are just great. These are obviously not for ice climbers! But for touring in steep old snow these are just fabulous. Highly recommended! Full review

Grivel G1 Crampon

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple and light crampon for not too steep, and glacier walking. I use this for easy winter mountain. In fact it is not easy to find user of G1 crampon. But if you consider snow walk or winter climbing, and do not have technical boots, it can be good solution. Not for technical or ice climbing, front pick is short and not too sharp, but can hold tight in deep snow in normal trekking and hiking. If you want to enjoy snow trekking or glacier walking, I recommend this.  This crampon is between rubber… Full review

Kahtoola Microspikes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Superior grip and stability This product really saved me on my recent trip to the Long Trail, Vt., in January. Slipped right on, in the dark, -5 degrees with cold numb hands. Just make sure you practice putting them on and off a few times at home so you get the drill. Once they were on, I didn't slip once on snow, ice, or rock... and this was up Mt. Mansfield for the first 6 miles. Apply some Maxiglide or other wax to the spikes so as not to gather ice and debris. Also, there is a left and right… Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great for winter and icy hiking conditions. These trail crampons have great traction. I put them on when I get on the trail and leave them on until I get back from my hike. I have passed many people either without crampons or basic Yaktraxs on in icy conditions and it was night and day, many of these people trying to "ice skate" up and down the trail using trees or anything else they could get their hands on (including myself) so they would not slip and fall. I was one of those hikers until I… Full review

Snowline Chainsen Pro

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The best ice traction pull-ons I have found so far, much tougher than the others. A notch or two shy of crampons in a packable size and weight. The roads, sidewalks, and trails can get seriously icy here in Trondheim, with at least two consequences: an upsurge in emergency room visits (our neighbor actually broke her femur taking her son across the street to the school bus), and brisk sales in all kinds of traction devices (brodder in Norwegian). The cheapest and most common type have studs set… Full review

Kahtoola Microspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars Well worth having for any type of hiking! I use these 100% of the time and they are a necessity for winter hikes. The Microspikes are not only a necessity but imitation spikes absolutely do not hold up to these. The benefit of having these on during a winter hike or even just around the campsite is tremendous. I suggest everyone has a pair and don't debate whether you should wear them or not, just put them on! Great product. Full review

Kahtoola Microspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars The Microspikes are incredibly handy, easy to put on and take off. When they are on the snow, ice, scree are no problem nor do they slow down your hike. I never had a pair of track shoes or spikes, so I didn't know what to expect. I knew I had to get something because with only my hiking shoes on hard snow and ice I was sliding and falling. I had no traction nor was I having a good time on winter hikes. Even hiking in scree I had traction problems. Several hikers I was with suggested getting traction… Full review

Top-Rated Traction

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user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Crampon
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl Vasak Crampon
$138 - $177
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (21)
Kahtoola Microspikes Traction Device
$60 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro Crampon
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
32north STABILicers Original Traction Device
$25 - $37
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Neve Crampon
$150 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Grivel G12 Crampon
$149 - $175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CAMP Stalker Crampon
$100 - $119
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Cypress 6 Traction Device
$49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Kako IceTrekkers Diamond Grip Traction Device
$24 - $44
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Lynx Crampon
$200 - $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
$34 - $35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kahtoola KTS - Aluminum Crampon
$135
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stubai Tirol Pro Crampon
$128
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg Crampon
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
32north STABILicers Lite Traction Device
$15 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Rambo 4 Crampon
$200 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel G14 Crampon
$184 - $229
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon
$102 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Hillsound FreeSteps6 Traction Device
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kako IceTrekkers Chains Traction Device
$17 - $19
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Grivel G10 Crampon
$110 - $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 of 5 (8)
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
$54
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Yaktrax Walker Traction Device
$13 - $19
Black Diamond Contact with ABS Crampon
$97 - $139
Black Diamond Serac Strap Crampon
$170
Petzl Fakir Crampon Accessory
$16 - $19
Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon
$135 - $179
Korkers PolarTrax Ultra Crampon
$25
Grivel G22 Crampon Crampon
$184 - $229
Petzl Irvis Crampon
$112 - $143
Grivel Rambo 4 Antibott Crampon Accessory
$60
CAMP Vector Antiballing Plates Crampon Accessory
$15
Kako IceTrekkers Spikes Traction Device
$20
 
Grivel Rambo Dualpoint Spacer Crampon Accessory
$15
Black Diamond Long Flex Center Bar Crampon Accessory
$14 - $19
 
32north STABILicers OverShoe Traction Device / Overboot
$90
CAMP Frost Crampons Crampon
$48 - $59
Korkers OmniTrax v3.0 IceTrac Extreme Traction Device
$40
CAMP Crampon Bag Crampon Accessory
$7
Stubai Trekking Universal Crampon
$112
CAMP Tour 350 Crampon
$119 - $159
La Sportiva A.T. Hobnails Traction Device
$7 - $45
Grivel G12 Crampon Spare Parts - Front Crampon Accessory
$64 - $79
Stubai Ultralight Combi Crampon
$120
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