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Hillsound trail crampons

Hillsound trail crampons


Postby Sabbathstevie » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:18 pm

Anybody have any experience of using these that they would like to share?

I'm aware that the Kahtoola micro spikes get a pretty big thumbs up from many users on here, but I've seen a few reviews of the Hillsound Trail crampon on the web which suggested they give the Kahtoolas a pretty good run for their money.
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Re: Hillsound trail crampons

Postby HighlandSC » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:39 pm

I have micro spikes and they are great in some situations.

Never heard of these ones. Had a look, here's the link if anyone else wants to
http://hillsound.com/hillsound-product/trail-crampon/

They look very similar, almost identical, to micro spikes. The plate with the spikes looks slightly more solid/heavier duty. Maybe the spikes a 1-2mm bigger.

Would be hard to choose between them. Wonder if there's a big weight difference?
Edit: check the weight. Size large for both:
Micro spikes 408g
Hillsound 480g
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Re: Hillsound trail crampons

Postby brpro26 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:25 pm

Just to throw more into the mix there's the Pogu microspikes which look the same as the Hillsound ones.

http://www.pogu-spikes.com/

I'm happy enough with the Kahtoola although the strap across the top might be a bonus.
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Re: Hillsound trail crampons

Postby Michael Thomson » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:23 am

Having tried them all, my preference is the Hillsounds.
They're robust and capable of tackling a variety of conditions while staying very stable on the foot.
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Re: Hillsound trail crampons

Postby Frogwell » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:36 pm

and for more variation, I'm quite happy with these: https://www.yaktrax.com/Product/XTR

Admittedly I do use them with some old straps I had lying about.
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