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...
If you hike in the winter especially high mountains like the White Mountains of New Hampshire, these are an absolute necessity. I always tell people don't skimp and buy the cheap ones because literally your life depends on your Trail crampons working well. I switched from another brand years ago and find that I purchased new ones every 2 years and the older ones become what are called Rock spikes used for the shoulder season hiking. The quality of these spikes is great and I will always use them and wouldn't hike in icy or snowy conditions without them.
Thank you for the amazing review! We're glad to know that our Trail Crampons are a necessity for your winter hiking!
I just got done using these while cleaning up a tree that fell during a storm in very muddy conditions. I never felt like I was going to slip and fall. I was able to climb up the hill to put a chain on the tree. Others tried and just keep sliding down the hill. So after that I know 4 other people have ordered these.
I haven't had a chance to use on ice but I'm already 100 percent happy.
Thank you for the kind words! We're happy to hear that these trail crampons proved to be a great grip in muddy conditions - we know they'll also be great for use on icy trails. Thanks for recommending them!
Have bought several Hillsound Crampons and still using them for several years.
Now bought Hillsound Trail Crampons for a friend as a gift. I am sure she will love the.
Thanks for the review! Thank you for your support and we hope your friend loves their Trail Crampons!
The crampons I bought enabled me to walk all winter on the packed icy lane without hesitation. At least two people who saw me out walking have ordered the same ones I have after I told them how great they work!
Thank you for your review! We're glad you're enjoying the Trail Crampons! Thank you so much for your support and for sharing us with your neighbors!
Best on market imo!
Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear you like our Trail Crampons!