Traction Devices

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Sold: Brand New Chainsen City Spikes – Small (men’s shoe size 5-8) – Free
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Brand New Chanson City Spikes – Small. They’re called Medium but they’re the smallest of their 3 sizes, fits Men’s shoe size 5-8. These are extremely minimalist, short spikes (75…

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Vargo Titanium V3 Pocket Cleats
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These are great devices for times when you need a bit of traction to get through.  I have used them exclusively on trail runners.  On my scale, they weigh 4.3…

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WTS Brand New Petzl Leopard FL FlexLock Strap On Crampons
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https://imgur.com/a/OVjztP9 $120 shipped CONUS. PayPal F&F, Venmo, Zelle. Brand New with Tags and Original Box. Bought after dreaming up an adventure that never happened. My scale says 14.3 oz but…

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Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats
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This is an unused earlier version of the Vargo Pocket Cleats.  I carried them for a few years in my winter pack and never needed them.  Size 11-13. The cleats…

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Kahtoola Microspikes
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The lightest microspikes are either fragile (lack durability), or don’t offer aggressive traction (not enough spikes, or the spikes aren’t long enough). You certainly don’t want your microspikes to fail…

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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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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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