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...
Borrowed a pair for a hike and loved them so much that I purchased my own pair. They fit my boots perfectly and offer extraordinary traction. Highly recommend.
Hi Claudine, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy to hear you've been loving your Trail Crampons. Happy trails!
Bought these as I already had a pair of lighter duty running cleats from another company. Only been able to use them once so far, but the traction they gave was incredible. The spikes punched easily through the icy packed snow I was on and dug into the solid ice below with a satisfying crunch on every step. Only thing I'm not completely won over by is the velcro strap that goes across the top of the boot. It seems to be a bit of an afterthought on these cleats. There aren't even cut outs to loop them through so you have to wrap it around the entire rubber upper which can cause the rubber to bunch and twist.
Hi Andrew, thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We're so glad to hear you're enjoying the traction they provide. However, we have not heard about this issue with the straps before! Would you mind sending us a photo of the issue to Service@hillsound.ca and we can help uncover this problem?
J’aurai dû acheter ces crampons bien avant. Je vais m’en servir beaucoup plus souvent que mes raquettes. Et maintenant que je les ai achetés, mes raquettes ne vont servir que dans la grosse poudreuse.
Merci de nous avoir donné une excellente critique 5 étoiles! Oui! Parfois, les crampons sont un bien meilleur choix que les raquettes. Cela dépend simplement des conditions de piste. :)
They are very nice ! The only question I got is: "how do I maintain them and to prevent rust"? I used them twice and they are already rusting :/
Hi Samuel, thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review! As for your question, a little rust may occur from time to time, but it is just cosmetic and can be cleaned off with a bit of steel wool. To avoid any rusting, try to rinse your crampons in cool water after use to remove salt and debris from them, after a rinse, pat them dry and let them hang out to dry completely before storing them away. Hope that helps! Our entire care guide is under our website's 'COMPANY - Support' tab.
Great grip, easy to out on.