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High quality, good fitting steel crampon. Excess strap…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

Summary

High quality, good fitting steel crampon. Excess strap is annoying.

Pros

  • Steel spikes
  • Easy to put on
  • Stays in place
  • Fairly light for steel

Cons

  • Excess strap

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 and the crampons stay put on the boot.

My only complaint is that the strap is long and there is no place to secure it, aside from trying to tuck it in around the boot. Doesn't affect performance though.

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Great for the price. Used them on small ice travel…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars

Great for the price. Used them on small ice travel and inclines; they did quite well. They're well built and do well on the the ice. They get the job done.

The only thing I noticed is, they need to be kept quite sharp to get the most out of them, but that can pretty much be said for any pair of crampons.

Overall, I liked them very much. Would recommend for light ice travel and general mountaineering.

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