SPIKES, CRAMPONS, TRACTION, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Crampons come in different variations suited for various activities and terrain. However, the term crampon has become well known as a traction device suited for mountaineering. Similarly, the terms Micro-spike, Ice cleat, and Trail crampon have been adopted to describe a traction device suited for non-technical terrain...
I was just on the site to order up another pair and read some reviews out of curiosity. I think the issues some people are having with these spikes 'narrow' 'broken spikes' 'quickly worn out' is because in my experience these spikes are only suitable for icy snowy trail I have a few different pairs each for different surfaces. In my opinion these are fabulous spikes especially for that sticky snow that clumps but never on rocks or pavement. The only reason I have to buy another pair is mine got stolen out of my truck.
Hey Lesley, thanks for your awesome review on the FlexSteps! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and expertise. Happy trails!
I purchased these in winter of 2020/2021 for some light winter hiking after my initial chain style ice-cleats broke in just a few wears (from another brand, not Hillsound!). These are still in excellent shape, and they've had very good use. I remember when I was shopping around for ice-cleats, these were about $20 more than most of the ice cleats in similar range, but now I know that extra $20 was well worth it! The size guide is also very helpful. Would recommend to anyone!
Hi Kathryn, thanks so much for the excellent review! We are so glad to hear you are happy with the quality of our crampons and that the size guide has been very helpful! Happy trails!
I rented a pair when I went on a hike in icy conditions. They gave me a good grip and they were comfortable for the hike (2-3 hrs). So I decided to get my own pair for the next time I encounter those conditions.
Hi Luc, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear that you liked the FlexSteps so much you had to get yourself a pair. Happy trails!
Very reliable for icy sidewalks, small hills, never come unattached! Like them and their light!
Hi Richard, thanks for the great review! We are happy to hear you find the FlexSteps very reliable on icy sidewalks and on your commutes!
I purchased a pair December 2022 at a retail store. Wore them twice in snow and ice and cleats fell out. I returned them to store for warranty service. A claim had to be filed with Hillsound before a replacement could be offered. Two weeks without them! What if I needed them for work! A replacement was provided. The second pair have now lost cleats. I will return for refund. I am disappointed because it’s a great lightweight product and I support Canadian.
Hi Bev, I am sorry to hear about your experience with the FlexSteps. Please feel free to reach out to us at Service@hillsound.ca if you need any assistance. We stand behind our product and are able to offer you another warranty replacement directly.