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Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System


    Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System

    When you don't need full-on crampons, Kahtoola MICROspikes® traction system will get you where you need to go on ice and hard snow. MICROspikes are your passport to anywhere adventure takes you.

    • $64.95

    Item # 856702

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    • Ideal for winter walking, hiking, trail running, adventure racing and even snow shoveling
    • Constructed of high-quality stainless steel, strategically placed spikes and flex-chain combine to dig into the ground and grip any terrain
    • Tough elastomer shoe harnesses ensure a snug, responsive fit and secure easily; heel tabs in back make getting the MICROspikes on and off easy
    • Compact size of the Kahtoola MICROspikes traction system takes up little space in your pack, car or emergency kit

      Sizing for hiking boots/tennis shoes is as follows:
    • Small fits Kids' shoe sizes 4.5 - 7 / Women's shoe sizes 5.5 - 8.5
    • Medium fits Women's shoe sizes 8.5 - 11 / Men's shoe sizes 7 - 10.5
    • Large fits Men's shoe sizes 10.5 - 14
    • X-Large fits Men's shoe sizes 14 - 16

      Sizing for insulated Pac boots is as follows:
    • Medium fits Women's sizes 7.5 - 10 / Men's sizes 6 - 8.5
    • Large fits Women's sizes 10 - 12.5 / Men's sizes 8.5 - 11
    • X-Large fits Men's sizes 11 - 13.5

    Weight specification based on size Medium.


    Item 856702

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    Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System Specs
    Best use
    Elastomer/stainless steel
    12.7 ounces

    Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System

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    Rated 4.7447/5 based on 47 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromHike with Confidence Hooked on these traction devices! The one piece elastomer binding slips onto the boots with ease and remains snug and unmoving throughout hours and miles of varied terrain and conditions(up/down, snow, ice, mud, rock, etc.). Stainless steel teeth aggressively bite into and grip that terrain too while the connecting chains add secondary traction. A must for winter hiking. Works best on bare ice and frozen ground with minimal or powdery snow cover where the teeth can work as designed. Works worst in above freezing and deeper snow accumulations where soft and sticky snow tends to compact and ball up between the teeth and chains requiring periodic clearing. The pros far outweigh the cons though. Highly recommended!
    Date published: 2014-02-03
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromSolid Product I broke these in on a 14er that had varied conditions, ranging from deep powder to hard crust to ice. Overall, I was very happy with their performance. They are lightweight and provide excellent traction. My only complaint is that, over the course of a day, ice and snow builds up between and underneath rubber.
    Date published: 2014-03-20
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromhelpful in protecting you in icy cond. This is the first micro spikes that I bought ever. it's well built, and very good to protect you in icy condition. I would take it whenever I go out hiking in winter.
    Date published: 2014-01-22
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromKahtolla Microspikes Kahtoola has another wonderful product
    Date published: 2014-01-23
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromWorth the investment Finally had a chance to try these out. Did some hiking and bushwhacking in a few inches of snow on slippery hillsides and ice patches along the Bushkill. Probably did not NEED to use them, but the added stability was worth it. They will stay in my pack from October through May.
    Date published: 2014-02-02
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromPerfect Light Traction Great product. Only a few things to be aware of. They tend to ball up snow if the weather is warm. You need to be very mindful of any dogs around you. If you step on their foot it won't be pretty.
    Date published: 2014-02-03
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAmazing! These worked amazing on packed snow and also one ice. Used them at the Ice Caves last weekend. Walked on all kinds of ice and snow surfaces, never once slipped. Perfect on solid ice. Never had snow build up in them. Easy to pull over boot. I have a size 11 winter boot, and the large was perfect. Girlfriend has a size 8 smaller winter boot, she had on the Medium but I think a Small would have fit too. They are big and the rubber does stretch a lot. They are great, I was very happy with them. Spend the extra money to get the better product! In this case you will be happy you got the MicroSpikes!
    Date published: 2014-02-05
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromExcellent Product Went hiking in icy conditions--I would not normally have gone due to danger of falling, but completely at ease with these spikes. They grip really well. I liked them so much, I have bought more as gifts.
    Date published: 2014-02-06

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