We've both had these these crampons since they became available, and they've completely over performed. Both of us are ten year veterans of snowshoe guiding, and during those ten years we have had the opportunity to evaluate a lot of technical winter products. One thing became clear to us immediately after purchasing the Hillsound® Trail Crampon Pro: just like our favorite snowshoes, these things were amazing. Shoulder season both spring and fall can offer up all kinds of adventure if you have the right footing. Typically, we'll each take a single pole for some added stability on particularly sketchy sections, but on their own they are very trustworthy. And we're talking sheer ice. Like any shoulder season, there are bound to be some bare spots, and we decided early on that we were going to torture test these spikes on anything and everything we could find. We haven't had any failure with them. Nothing. We're going to pick up new pairs of the updated version, as the quick adjustment feature looks like a nice upgrade and we'll have our old pairs to lend out or let others demo them. Over the years, we've become real gear heads and have been exposed to a lot of industry product knowledge. Without hesitation, we can honestly say that the Hillsound® Trail Crampon Pro is a game changer for people who want to get out there in less than ideal traction situations. Even just walking on thin hard pack is an enjoyable experience. You actually forget you have them on. Wish list: BOA dial.
Bon crampons pour la randonnée récréative, ballade en sentier balisé... Bien qu'il soit inscrit Pro dans la description du produit, je n'utiliserais pas pour le travail ou l'escalade.
Très bonne adhérence sur toutes surfaces enneigées ou glacées, très stable.
Système d’attache rapide.
Bonne garantie du fabricant pour une période de deux ans!
Points faible: prend beaucoup d'espace dans le sac a dos.
Hiked 5km in on snowshoes, came out going uphill with crampons, worked as they should no issues, great product.
I'll admit, I took these crampons out of their comfort zone. Up steep couliers and icy snowfields. They held up great, although I don't recommend you take them some of the places I did. The ratchet adjustment system will make these the easiest crampon you've ever put on. If you want aggressive traction on firmer snow look no further than the Trail Crampon Pro!
Used these on the PCT in 2011, a record snow year. I led on most cross slope traverses for my group. The rest of the group wore Microspikes. I led as I had better traction on ice and compacted snow, so I would lead and cut in the footholds. Easy to put on and comfortable. Good stuff and I highly recommend them. Only casualty was one of the pull cords.