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Video: The ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip traction system easily attaches to a variety of footwear for enhanced, aggressive traction on winter outings, hikes and snow shoveling adventures.

Kako ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip Traction System

The ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip traction system easily attaches to a variety of footwear for enhanced, aggressive traction on winter outings, hikes and snow shoveling adventures.
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  • Case-hardened steel alloy "beads" are strung on steel aircraft cable to offer hundreds of biting edges for exceptional grip in all directions underfoot
  • Self-clearing design minimizes amount of snow or ice buildup, enhancing traction
  • Rubber shoe harness secures easily and ensures a snug, responsive fit even in frigid conditions
  • The compact size of the ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip traction system takes up little space in a pack, car or emergency kit

    Sizing is as follows:
  • Small fits men's shoe size 5 - 6 / women's shoe size 5 - 7
  • Medium fits men's shoe size 6.5 - 9 / women's shoe size 7.5 - 10
  • Large fits men's shoe size 9.5 - 12.5 / women's shoe size 10.5+
  • X Large fits men's shoe size 13+

NOTE: Hiking/Work boots add 1 size to assure proper fit. Oversize/Insulated boots add 2 sizes. Weight specification based on size Medium.


Kako ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip Traction System

Specification Description
Best use Multisport
Material(s) Steel alloy/steel aircraft cable/rubber
Weight 12 ounces

Kako ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip Traction System

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Rated 3out of5
by fromGood in the city, not in the mountains Great improvement of the traction, useful on both, ice and snow, it stays clean and it is extremely easy to put on. However, I'd only reccomend it for easy walks in the city (as the most positive comments here)on icy roads, sidewalks, paved terrain in general. I discourage anyone who wants to use them for difficult mountain hikes. The first time I hiked with it in the mountains (James Pk., a 13er) the black rubber part simply broke after just 4 miles and I lost one of them. I found it on the way back and saw what happened. The rubber is not durable enough to survive a mountain hike.
Date published: 2011-11-20
Rated 4out of5
by frombest for non-back country use As the Kako website says, these are really intended for urban/suburban use, though they could be useful for back country hiking in some conditions. I found that mine worked well in a sheet-of-ice sloping parking area but feel more secure on MICROspikes for heavier going with more snow on top of ice, and can still use the MICROspikes for sketchy conditions around town and dog walking. These are slightly more compact to pack than the MICROspikes; both weigh about 12oz. The elastic bindings are similar for both, so putting on/taking off for both is about the same. From other comments I gather that the ICEtrekkers are prone to rust, either because the beads are made of steel alloy or because of galvanic action between the cable (probably stainless steel?) and the alloy beads. Rinsing them off after use is a hassle, it would be worth extra if they were made corrosion-resistant.
Date published: 2014-03-30
Rated 4out of5
by fromGood in icy conditions i find maneuvering on icy sidewalks or ice in general with any shoe I have on difficult. I put the ICEtrekkers on when it was very icy here in Alaska and I was immediately more confident walking on the ice. I was basically dancing on the ice. The Diamond Grip Bead design on these actually rotate and seem stronger to me than the Yaktraks. I will return for a review on how these handle while jogging in icy conditions...
Date published: 2013-12-19
Rated 4out of5
by fromVery Good Product I use these for walking my dogs all winter. I had used YakTraks but they wore out quickly and had very sharp edges as they wore out. These are much better in terms of effectiveness and durability. The only complaint is that for stainless steel they have shown rust after getting worn down a bit. My usage is suburban so I walk in a combination of sidewalks & streets that may be icy, snow covered or open in various places during our walks.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Expectations Will use during slippery Nebraska winter weather events. Appears to be built better than the competition's coil spring contraptions, which need to be replaced every year.
Date published: 2011-12-09
Rated 4out of5
by fromA must for hiking on snow and ice We used the ICEtrekkers while hiking in Tahoe this winter, since there was not enough snow to ski. They worked very well on the areas where there was ice and hard pack snow build up. The ICEtrekkers slipped on and off the boot easily enough, and held up nicely when we were hiking on trails without snow or ice. I was very impressed with the added traction, especially on the ice.
Date published: 2011-12-24
Rated 4out of5
by fromA Good All-terrain Compromise These are a good compromise between the virtually-useless YakTrax (OK for sidewalks but not much else) and MicroSpikes (the best traction device on snow/ice, but terrible over rocky patches). They're good on wet logs too. I think the best thing about them is that, being low-profile, you can leave them on in conditions where you'd have to take your Spikes off. So, often I'll leave them on for an entire hike. They're comfortable and durable (I've done 10 miles in them). I can walk across bare rock with them still on, so that's very convenient. Caveat: They are NOT MicroSpikes, and don't grip anywhere near as well on glare ice or steep snow hard-pack. But then, neither do MicroSpikes once their points have worn down (I sharpen mine on a bench grinder). Like MicroSpikes, their rubber is very stretchy and has excellent stay-on coverage. They're flexible in sub-zero temperatures and VERY easy to put on and take off.
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 5out of5
by fromperfect light weight crampons perfect traction on icy trails, easy on/off boots, worked great with hiking poles
Date published: 2014-01-09

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