Traction

Category

Traction Devices
Crampons
Crampon Accessories

Brand

Hillsound
Petzl
Kahtoola
Black Diamond
Grivel
CAMP
STABIL
ICEtrekkers
Vargo
Korkers

User

Unisex

Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 - $99.99
$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 and above

Recent Traction Reviews

Black Diamond Contact Strap

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy to fit on and great traction. These were very easy to fit to my boots (10.5D), and fast to get set up. I really appreciate crampons that are a breeze to put on and take off. It's not often I have an easy place to put them on when I get to ice, snow, etc. And the first time using them, I could feel a lot of secure traction on snow and scree fields. Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars Would I buy them again? Without a doubt! Would I recommend them? Absolutely! I've been using MicroSpikes for about 8 years. I'm a police officer in an area where sudden freezing rains occur and in the span of 30 seconds you go from wet pavement to black ice. They are a life saver. They stow away in my gear bag and take seconds to put on. You can drive in them, which makes rendering aid to stranded motorists quick and easy. Although a little pricey when compared to other traction aids initially,… Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultras are a really well made product that performs well on icy trails. These type of trail crampons really enable you to enjoy hiking whenever your favorite trails are icy and are really great to have and share with a friend to give them a little greater confidence in following you out on an icy springtime hike. I have had a pair of these Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultras and also a pair of the Hillsound FreeSteps6 and found them a great addition to my pack and have really… Full review

STABIL STABILicers Hike XP

rated 4 of 5 stars The STABILicers Hike XP are perfect for the snow and ice on sidewalks or trails. Easy on and off makes them useful where the conditions may vary from snow/ice and then transition to hard surfaces where you want to just remove them. They slip over your winter shoes or boots easily. These slip-on traction devices worked very well this winter while we were walking in our neighborhood in Truckee, California. Although the roads were often plowed, the surface of the road, and our sloping driveway remained… Full review

Yaktrax Pro

rated 1 of 5 stars They are awful and I was more scared with them on walking on ice and snow, than with them off. They are made durable, and they are worth the price. However walking in a non-ice or non-snow sidewalk and street can do damage to your walking, and it is highly not recommended. Full review

Black Diamond Serac Strap

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 12-point stainless steel crampon that does the job. I bought these a couple of years ago and I've used them only in snow ranging from powder to crust with my flexible hunting boots, but never on solid ice.After some mixed rocky trail hike, a fellow hiker advised me to buy a knife sharpening stone to sharpen the edges from time to time. I came to no result since stainless steel is VERY HARD to sharpen. Not that I needed any sharpening because till this day they are as sharp as they were when I first… Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 5 of 5 stars No better traction device made, short of full crampons. This is my fourth winter season with the same Microspikes and they are now approaching 2,000 miles of trail running. I get some great stares from folks slipping and sliding along the trails as I run by at full tilt :) I've never had them come off. They easily pull on and off. The only maintenance I do is touch them up with a file about twice each winter. In addition to trail running they go in the pack for early season hiking when there is… Full review

Kahtoola MICROspikes

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good device in between a Yaktrak and mountaineering crampon. I used a pair of the very inexpensive YakTrax exactly one time and decided to find something more substantial after the YakTrax kept getting dislodged from my boots while hiking relatively tame trails. In my search for a better traction device, but not a full-on crampon, I found the Kahtoola Microspikes. I've used a set of Microspikes now for around three years. Lots of rough, steep, rocky, icy, and snowy off-trail stuff here in the foothills… Full review

Petzl Leopard FL

rated 5 of 5 stars The Petzl Leopard FL is an aluminum crampon featuring a Dyneema cord adjustment system. The crampon is so light you won't hate yourself for carrying them when you didn't need them. They are so easy to use and so effective you'll be glad you have them when you do need them. Specifications: All aluminum construction optimized for snow travel Ten points (with dual front points) assure traction on icy terrain Very lightweight 360 gm/12 ounces for pair CORD-TECH optimizes volume when packed in their… Full review

Top-Rated Traction

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user rating: 5 of 5 (14)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Crampon
$60 - $65
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl Vasak Crampon
$75 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (29)
Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction Device
$56 - $69
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Crampon
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Neve Crampon
$150 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Grivel G12 Crampon
$140 - $175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro Crampon
$79
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CAMP Stalker Crampon
$75 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Cypress 6 Traction Device
$49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Lynx Crampon
$187 - $249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip Crampon
$180 - $184
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Spiky Plus Antislip Sole Traction Device
$35
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg Crampon
$210
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
STABIL icers Lite Traction Device
$18 - $23
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Leopard FL Crampon
$127 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel G1 Crampon Crampon
$96 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon
$130 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Hillsound FreeSteps6 Traction Device
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip Traction Device
$20 - $45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Serac Strap Crampon
$180 - $184
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Rambo 4 Crampon
$225 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel G14 Crampon
$184 - $229
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
ICEtrekkers Chains Traction Device
$32
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Grivel G10 Crampon
$104 - $129
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon
$155 - $184
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Dart Crampon
$165 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
STABIL icers Hike XP Traction Device
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampon
$210
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Kahtoola NANOspikes Traction Device
$50
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats Traction Device
$60
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Korkers Ice Cleats Extreme Traction Device
$70
user rating: 3 of 5 (6)
Yaktrax XTR Extreme Traction Device
$30
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (12)
Yaktrax Pro Traction Device
$22 - $35
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Yaktrax Walker Traction Device
$18 - $19
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Kahtoola KTS Steel Hiking Crampons Crampon
$120 - $169
Black Diamond Contact with ABS Crampon
$130
L.L.Bean Boa Traction Footwear
$80
Petzl Leopard Antisnow Plates Crampon Accessory
$22 - $29
Kahtoola K-10 Hiking Crampon Crampon
$100
Petzl Fakir Crampon Accessory
$15 - $19
Korkers PolarTrax Ultra Crampon
$25
Grivel G22 Crampon Crampon
$184 - $229
Petzl Irvis Crampon
$56 - $139
Grivel Rambo 4 Antibott Crampon Accessory
$48
CAMP XLC Nanotech Crampon
$23 - $199
Grivel Rambo Dualpoint Spacer Crampon Accessory
$23
Black Diamond Long Flex Center Bar Crampon Accessory
$20
CAMP Frost Crampons Crampon
$45 - $46
Korkers OmniTrax v3.0 IceTrac Extreme Traction Device
$50
Lowe Alpine Crampon Bag Crampon Accessory
$40
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