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Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

Until now, Kahtoola Microspikes were the only lightweight alternative to mountaineering crampons for hikers who want extra winter traction to deal with icy trails and ice-covered rock. But microspikes have their limits: the spikes are quite short and snow balls up under them, so you can effectively hydroplane on snow …

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Hillsound Cypress 6 Instep-Style Crampon

Hillsound Cypress 6 Crampon

The Hillsound Cypress 6 Crampon is an easy to use instep-style crampon good for walking on flat or rolling terrain covered with packed snow and ice. While considerably beefier and more aggressive than Kahtoolha Microspikes, the Cypress 6 lacks the front points of Hillsound’s popular 10-point Pro Crampon, making them …

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