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XTR Extreme

rated 2 of 5 stars Fell apart the second time I used them. Seems like a poor design. I bought these last year for a hike in the Adirondacks. They seemed to provide good traction on pretty icy trail up Cascade. Went back this year to do Algonquin and half way up the trail the front section metal pieces ripped off the rubber piece joining them together. I expected them to survive more than two winter hikes. Full review

Pro

rated 4 of 5 stars Compact devices ideal for established packed snowy trailways. I had meant to write this review back in the winter, but alas, work intervened...I have been using Pro's for some years and find them the best overall choice for packed snow and intermittent melt ice  on trails. They work well for may on the north slopes on Sierra east side trails in California as well hiking the local peaks behind our home city of Vancouver. I have found them to be less than ideal on scrambly rocky bluffs, but to… Full review

XTR Extreme

rated 2 of 5 stars Don't seem to be made for hiking. My girlfriend got these for hiking because they were a few dollars cheaper than the Kathoola Microspikes which I use.  They seem to fit her boots tightly, but the heel always sides back and up the back of her boot on a descent.  The main reason for this is that the two spike plates are not joined together. There is nothing to stop the heel plate from sliding other than whatever minimal friction the user's boot sole has with the plate.   The Microspikes are connected… Full review

Pro

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Poorly designed. I bought these grippers because they looked more heavy duty than the mini spikes. After the third use, the steel coil started moving up the rubber out of place. It would ride up the side of my boot during activities. Then I would have to reposition it back to the bottom of my boot.   Full review

Pro

rated 3 of 5 stars I think these were designed for packed snow walking trails and snow covered parking lots, not icy mountain peaks. Yaktraxs are an elastomer web that stretches around the sole of the shoe. On the bottom there are metal coils which provide traction wrapped around the web . The PRO model adds a velcro band that secures over the top of the foot to help keep the device correctly positioned.  I've never had any problem with keeping these on or correctly positioned. The two major problems with Yaktrax… Full review

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Yaktrax Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Demo Day: Snow and Ice Packs, Tools, Traction, and More
The latest snow and ice gear we saw at All Mountain Demo day included snowsport and mountaineering packs, classic snow tools revisited, traction for winter runs, decadent energy bars, U.S.-made ski socks, and a backcountry pooch. Read more
January 18, 2012

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Box 13925
Durham, NC 27709-3925
USA

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