Rated 5 out of 5 by 222llbeanfan Amazing Product!
My first time ever to write a review - but I simply have to! These crampons are AWESOME! Due to this winters lack of snow, our hillside yard is covered by ice. Cleaning up the "you know what" from our 2 dogs had become a treacherous undertaking! With the crampons on I can go uphill, downhill and all around on the ice with complete security. It's kind of funny - the dogs are still slipping and sliding and looking at me as I go straight up the hill with no problems! Thanks for a truly outstanding and extremely useful product!
February 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kinghenery Very Good
L.L. Bean had the best price, was exactly as I ordered. Shipped and arrived exactly as promised. If you have weed eating or landscaping to do on an incline these crampons are a life saver. You should order a size smaller than the size chart recommends.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greenflash Great product
It is summer and of course I am not wearing the crampons while hiking!
The Hillsounds appear to be well-made and will be a good, snug fit over my winter shoes,
Thank you LL bean for offering this product!
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrazyForWinter A must have for winter hiking
My wife and I both have these Trail Crampons and absolutely love them. We take them on every winter hike. We bought these for my brother and his wife. These fit perfectly over winter boots, and the larger metal "spikes" are large enough to be very effective on both ice and crusty snow. Don't settle for the smaller spikes. These are worth the extra $$$. Sturdy construction and the rubber straps make for easy on & off. These fit true to size, although be careful if you wear larger boots with a thick sole or cleat. You may have to order the next larger size if you are borderline. Highly recommended!!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mishkins Love 'Em!
After buying a cheap pair of crampons that were lost during my first outing, I finally decided to bite the bullet and invest in a decent pair for local hikes (flat to moderately hilly terrain). I wanted a fairly inexpensive but quality pair, and these are exactly what I was looking for. I've had them on 3 outings so far and LOVE them. Very easy to put on--my size 7 was at the bottom of one size range (Small) and at the top of the other (Extra Small). Since my original pair had fallen off, I took the chance with the Extra Small, so I would have a secure fit. I do--but they were actually easier to put on than my first pair, which was obviously looser. Go figure. The fit is snug, and the rubber wide enough so that the top velcro strap that fits around it won't break it. The top strap is actually secured on one side with a metal loop, which sold two other hiking friends on replacing their old crampons with this set. A big thank you to all the other people who reviewed these, because it was your feedback that led me to purchase these, and I am very pleased!
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandysgrooming Love them
We used these for the first time this weekend. We went snowshoeing but switched over to the crampons because the trails were well worn and ice in spots. They were easy to put on and take off and they worked really well. This sizes also seem to be pretty accurate to the shoes size. Good fit!!
March 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 77DRP Comfortable, geat fit,stayed in place
Wore the Crampons twice. Very comfortable. Didn't slide to one side of the shoe like some do. Walked uphill and downhill of my steep driveway on a sheet of ice. These babies dug in solid. No slipping or sliding what so ever. When next winter rolls around I am already prepared.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Looncove Easy on and off
Was afraid they would be a pain to put on. No problem. Ten seconds a boot. Comfortable to walk in and when I TRIED to slip on our icy road I couldn't.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mainedriver Great out of the box.
I hike mountains regularly in the summer but this was the first time I hiked in winter. The crampons were everything I needed them to be for a safe and fun experience. It's opened up a whole new world for me here in Maine when I can't ski!
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LOVE100CATS U WON'T SLIP AND FALL WITH THESE CRAMPONS
AFTER SLIPPPING ON ICE AND INJURING MYSELF ON TWO OCCASIONS, WHILE WEARING TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF STABLE ICERS, I HAD TO GET SOMETHING BETTER OR JUST STAY AT HOME UNTIL THE ICE WAS ALL MELTED.
I FOUND THESE CRAMPONS ON THE L.L. BEAN SITE. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH HOW I APPRECIATE THESE CRAMPONS. I HAVE WALKED ON ICE IN DOUBLE DIGIT FREEZING WEATHER AND I HAVE NOT NOR WILL I SLIP AND FALL WHILE WEARING THESE CRAMPONS. IT IS SO NICE TO BE MOBILE WITHOUT THE FEAR OF INJURY.
EVEN IN SNOW THEY ARE GREAT, SELDOM DOES SNOW BALL UP ON THEM, AND IF IT DOES A STOMP OF THE FOOT CLEARS THEM.
THESE I HIGHLY RECOMMEND, THEY'RE WELL WORTH IT!
March 4, 2014