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Icebug DTS2 BUGrip GTX Shoe Review

When worn, you cannot feel the carbine studs poking through the sole of the DTS2 BUGrip GTX shoe.

The Icebug DTS2 BUGrip GTX Shoe is designed for running and walking on ice-covered roads, sidewalks, and trails covered with hard-packed snow. The sole of each shoe has 19 carbide steel studs that provide traction, much like studded snow tires on icy roads. They really provide an amazing amount of grip and …

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Winter Traction and When to Wear It

Wearing Crampons on the Welch-Dickey Ledges

Hikers use three different kinds of traction devices in winter: microspikes, mountaineering crampons, and snowshoes. Microspikes and mountaineering crampons are used to provide traction on ice and packed snow while snowshoes are mainly used to provide flotation on top of loose unconsolidated snow.  However, putting on microspikes, mountaineering crampons, or snowshoes …

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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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