Rated 5 out of 5 by DaisyB Stay-on power!
Very happy with the stability this product affords, and with the fact that these stay put - once they're on, they stay there! Would recommend them highly!
April 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMoffat Perfect
I bought these for my husband for a late winter ice fishing trip to Lake of the Woods. No ice houses, just four-wheelers and temporary houses. They knew there was going to be open ice with water on top so wanted to be sure to have something on their boots to keep them from slipping. He said these were absolutely perfect. Fit his boots with no slipping on either the boots or the ice! Made me very happy, too. Thank you, L.L. Bean!
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarilynnB Best Purchase of the Winter
We live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and we DO winter. It starts early in November and is still going strong in April. We bought Stabilicers this year and wore them for every hike in the woods, to walk around town, and even to walk up and down our steep driveway. They performed perfectly. They're easy to put on and take off--no stiff buckles or elastic to stretch--and they provide a real bite into frozen snow and ice.
I can drive in them, no problem, and if we're going to walk into a bar/restaurant/store with a nicer floor, we can take them off quickly. (But up here, pretty no one even bats an eye if you wear them indoors.) Only thing, I wear a women's 8.5 shoe, so the S is really a bit too big. I might buy an XS to see if they would work, and we'd just have an extra pair on hand for a guest to wear.
March 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by proteach stabilizers
They are great to use on snow and ice. I still have to be careful walking on ice though. It is still better than having nothing on. I have two different types of boots. They fit better on the australian snow boots then they did on the storm boots. The only other fault is they have to adjust them at least once depending on the length of the walk if the walk is more than 10 minutes. i would still recommend them because they do help.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mediadance Best Grippers Around
I've worn my way through all kinds of rubberized grippers (the kind that stretch over your boot). This is a serious product for people like me who hike in the woods daily. I walk over pavement, snow, ice, felled trees, etc... These are so much easier to put on (than the stretchy kind). I only wish they had clip-straps rather than velcro straps. Velcro wears out with daily use.
March 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TerrasMom Excellent Product
No more struggle to put on! The straps with velcro are perfect! I actually put them on my snow boots and leave them there - I can still slip my boots on and off. And they really, really work. I've walked on sheer ice with no problem whatsoever. These truly are everything I could wish for. I got a pair for my husband, also, and he is very happy with them.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PookaRoo What Fun! and Practical
I have never had anything like these before, so I cannot compare to others. But, these are wonderful! I wore them over my UGG boots. We got 8-10 inches of snow right after I received these. I walked around the neighborhood, paved, sloping streets. Decent hill in one area. And around my yard, good-sized, strong slope in back. Fantastic traction! And the Stabilicers were SNUG on my boots, NO SLIPPING between boot and Stabilicer.
They are easy enough to put on and take off so I know they will not be a problem if I choose to use them on errand runs.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by oriiginalmainegirl does the job
I bought these for my 60 year old husband after he slipped while snowblowing our driveway. He said they work great, and are easy to put on. Best of all, I have peace of mind. Seems like a no-brainer to me!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ginny19 Best thing ever!
I purchased the Stabilizers for my husband. He delivers home heating oil and this winter has been the most brutal we can ever remember on Eastern Long Island. The Stabilizers have helped him cross all the icy roads, driveways and yards safely with great traction. He works very long hours and the first thing he says when he walks in the door is "These things work great!". Thank you again for helping him get through this busy season without slipping!
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hikewithdogs Walking on Ice and Hiking with Dogs
I highly recommend these Stabilicers because they provide excellent traction on ice or on ice packed snow. If deeper snow, I use snowshoes with built in cleats. In addition, I have climbed up and down piles of snow and walked across meadows with ice packed snow without slipping or falling.
Concerning hiking with my dog, we hike with 15 foot (non-retractable) lead. I attach the lead to a Hagihana Harness that has a rear/top"D" ring. This harness is specifically designed to avoid any pressure on her neck. Therefore, the Stabilicers provide me with excellent traction and stability while the harness protects my dog from any sudden and unexpected tension on her neck. Therefore, our hikes are loose lead. I have so far followed her up and down hilly paths through the woods successfully without falling down.
Another important feature is that Stabilicers attach to my ankle high boot via a rubber sole with attachment straps. I have attached them to my 9 inch high boots, too.
However, I avoid applying them to hiking shoes because I had to wrap the strap around my ankle and I am uncomfortable with that arrangement. If you have hiking shoes, I would look at the other LL Bean products that pull over the shoe.
Still, these Stabilicers are most durable and effective ice cleats that I have ever worn. The cleats are actually bolts and I have worn them on streets that have both ice patches and bare pavement while maintaining my balance. About Crampons, I wear them in the higher altitudes with ice conditions.
Finally, the Stabilicers are very durable; I use them with confidence.
February 18, 2015