Traction Devices

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Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra
Gear

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
Gear

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
Gear

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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Black Diamond Distance Spike Traction Device
Gear

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
Article

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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Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats Review
Article

Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats are half the weight of leading lightweight traction devices, but do they perform for running and backpacking?

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