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Win Crampons and Traction Worth $300 from Kahtoola

We want our Trailspace friends to get outside all winter long, with the right crampons and traction under foot.

So, thanks to Kahtoola, we're giving two members each a pair of KTS Steel hiking crampons, MICROspikes, and NANOspikes, to take on icy trails, streets, and winter peaks.

Whether it's your winter tent or summer sandals, review any of your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear now through Sunday, February 28, and you're automatically entered to win this total traction prize pack from Kahtoola ($300+ value per winner).

Enter to Win:

  • Write a review now through Sunday, February 28, of your own outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear. Every complete, qualifying review counts as an entry.
  • You're entered! Plus, your review helps other outdoor enthusiasts find the best gear for their backcountry adventures.
  • On Monday, February 29, we'll draw two eligible gear reviewers to win these Kahtoola traction prizes.

Kahtoola Traction Prizes

Thanks to the folks at Kahtoola, two Trailspace members will each win pairs of the following products ($300+ value per winner).

  • KTS Steel Hiking Crampons are designed to tackle rugged terrain without extra weight and fold down to save pack space ($159).
  • With stainless steel spikes and welded chains, MICROspikes provide the traction to run or hike icy winter trails ($69.95).
  • Run across slippery, frozen surfaces with NANOspikes's ultralight, low-profile traction ($49.95).
  • Winners also receive KTS Snow Release Skins ($19) to prevent snowballing underfoot and a Tote Sack ($19.95). 
KTS Steel Hiking Crampons NANOspikes

Review your gear today.

See Trailspace's Write-a-Review Giveaway rules.


The Kahtoola hiking crampons shown in the photo are of a flawed design. I bought a pair last year and tried them out in a variety of conditions - ranging from packed snow to icy trails. The length of the spikes make them very good on packed snow, but on ice or icy trails they are very wobbly. This instability on hard ice is caused by the too-narrow back spike plate. As the heel of the boot lands on ice (or any hard surface) that narrowness translates into twisting the boot left or right. Other similar hiking crampons - such as those from Natuworld and the KTS shown above - have a wide enough rear spike plate to provide ample lateral stability.

Hi robohiker, 

Please feel free to share a review of your Kahtoola crampons to let others know about your experience with them:


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