December 15, 2021

Differences Between the Trail Crampon & Trail Crampon Ultra

By Hillsound Equipment Inc.
Differences Between the Trail Crampon & Trail Crampon Ultra

As we move into the winter season, a frequently asked question is 'what is the difference between the Trail Crampon and Trail Crampon Ultra?'. So - we thought we would share the answer with you here!

What do they have in common?

  • Designed for icy or snow-packed terrain
  • Equipped with a high-quality elastomer harness
  • Include a velcro strap for extra security
  • Covered by a 2-year limited warranty

What are the main differences?

  • Type of traction system
  • Total number of spikes; as well as the length and material of each spike
  • Recommended use and shoe type

Trail Crampon: utilizes an ergonomic plate system [hinge based, moves up and down, not sideways] and spikes composed of carbon steel (number of spikes: 11, spike length: 1.7cm). The Trail Crampon is recommended for hiking and backpacking. This model is best paired with rigid-soled hiking shoes or boots.

Trail Crampon Ultra: utilizes 18 stainless steel spikes and a dynamic stainless steel chain system (spike length: 15 spikes are 1.2cm; 3 spikes on the heel are 1.5cm for extra downhill traction). The Trail Crampon Ultra is recommended for trail running, hiking/backpacking, and fastpacking. This model is versatile and can be paired with flexible-soled shoes such as trail runners or more rigid-soled shoes such as hiking boots (*your sizing may differ depending on shoe type).

In summary, the most suitable option for you will depend on your intended use and the type of shoes that you will wear (rigid or flexible soles).

Be Safe, Go Wild!