Jan 15, 2013 at 3:01 pm #1298061
Doug LBPL Member
@mothermenkeLocale: Upstate NY
Unfortunately does not come with the usual anti-botts:Jan 16, 2013 at 8:00 am #1944311
Walter CarringtonBPL Member
I have the Camp Magix 10 and they are excellent and it's a very good price.
They are intermediate between Kahtoola microspikes and real crampons. They are very similar to the well reviewed Hillsound Pro trail crampons (non-pro HS are no good) which is also $63. When I compared the two at EMS last year I preferred the Camp to the Hillsound, but have only used the Camp. A positive review of the Hillsound Pro by Philip at: http://sectionhiker.com/hillsound-trail-crampon-pro/
Last year the ice on local trails was thick and hard and microspikes weren't adequate and the Camps were great.
Antiballing plates for the Camp Magix are available from Camp for $12,
http://www.camp-usa.com/products/crampons/antiballing-plates.aspJan 16, 2013 at 10:36 am #1944360
Konrad .BPL Member
Can you tell me why you went with the camp's in the end? I have the hillsounds, but it's time to pick up another pair for my girlfriend and I'm a bit torn between the two models. Weight wise, I believe the hillsounds are lighter to boot and include the antibott plates. Did you notice a difference in crampon teeth length? ThanksJan 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm #1945102
Konrad .BPL Member
Just an update for those interested. I went in to EMS to do a head to head comparison and groping of the camp magix traxion and the Hillsound pros. I already own the hillsounds but was thinking of getting the Magix for the boo. Here are my observations:
1) Camp Magix are aggressive and have long teeth…like a regular 12 point mountaineering crampon (e.g., grivel g12). This I liked.
2) The EMS pics are not 100% accurate…the pics are for the Camp Magix 10, but what they have in stock is the Camp Magix Traxion…the strap/closure system differs between these two.
3) The closure system on the Camp Traxion made me extremely hesistant…it's simple webbing and a 1/2 inch plastic dual adjust buckle. The incorrect pictures show the traditional dual metal ring closures seen on mountaineering crampons
4) The Camps can be adjusted on the fly like a traditional mountaineering crampon, the Hillsounds require an allen wrench and more time.
5) what I really wanted was the hillsounds closure system (awesome ratcheting system akin to snowboard bindings) and the camp's longer/more aggressive teeth.
I ultimately went with what I already knew, the hillsound pros. Both are the same price right now.
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