Winter and Snow Gear

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RBH Designs Featherlite Vapor Mitts
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These are custom-made vapor barrier mittens made by RBH Designs for Backpacking Light in the late 2000s. PU coating on palm is flaking off and can be regenerated DIY or…

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WTB Single MSR Denali Classic Snowshoe
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Lost one, would love to buy a single replacement vs having a buy a new set. Thanks!

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Suluk46 Tica Ice Tool
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This is not a certified mountaineering safety tool. It’s an ultralight ice arrest tool that hikers can use on low-angle snowfields with no consequences at the end of your slide….

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Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra
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Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultras are mid-weight, mid-traction crampons designed for improving traction on unstable footing due to rain, mud, snow, and ice. Trail Crampon Ultras feature largest-in-class traction teeth, an…

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Vargo Pocket Cleats Solo
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This is not an all-purpose traction device. It’s a minimalist instep crampon designed for incidental use on hard snow, and should be used on steep terrain only by hikers with…

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Black Diamond Blitz Traction Spikes
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When the lightest and most compact traction device is required for the incidental snow patch here and there, consider the Black Diamond Blitz. These aren’t appropriate for icy winter conditions,…

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Snowclaw Guide Shovel
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The Snowclaw Guide Shovel is not our top pick for avalanche safety (it doesn’t have the muscle to plow through consolidated avalanche debris) but we highly recommend it as a…

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Black Diamond Distance Spike Traction Device
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The lightest full-length traction spikes on the market. Softshell toe cover keeps snow and ice out of your laces.

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Black Diamond Blitz Spikes Review
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The Black Diamond Blitz Traction Spikes (MSRP $39.95, 1.5 to 1.8 oz / 42 to 50 g) are ultralight, stainless-steel, forefoot-only traction devices for shoes and boots intended for incidental use on hard-packed snow terrain.

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Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra Gear Review
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