Rated 5 out of 5 by PP01 Fantastic Product
I just recently purchased these and have used them twice and they are great. Makes you want to walk on ice. I live in St John's NL and we get a lot of rain snow mix which results in a lot of ice. What makes it worst is when we get a snow on top of the ice and trail walking becomes almost impossible. I had another pair of cleats which work well but the cleats are a low profile so when I walked on snow covered ice I still slipped. That does not happen with these as the extra depth of the cleats penetrates the snow. I have a size 11 set of Bogs so I went with the extra large but I could have gone with the large. This is an excellent product well worth the price.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate52 The best crampons ever
I've tried three other clamp-ons, and they weren't substantial enough to keep me feeling safe when I walk my dog in this sever New England weather. Then I tried these.
They are like tire chains for your feet and the metal cleats keep me firmly on my feet in icy and snowy conditions. I definitely recommend these.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Magyar great on ice
I've very wary of ice as I've slipped and fallen too often, but these crampons give me the confidence to walk the dog on icy streets. They're easy to put on over my boots and stay in place.
February 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by DebJor GREAT INVESTMENT
My best investment to date. It worked extremely well during all the ice we had in NYC.
February 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hikermomof3 Must have for winter hiking
These are great. I have used them on icy trails and hard packed snow trails. I feel very secure and safe. They are easy to put on and I like the extra Velcro strap across the foot. This was an excellent purchase for winter. I expect they will get a lot of use over the years.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hjalmer Even better than anticipated
I use the Hillsound Trail Compounds to hike and run off-road trails in the winter in MT. The crampons are outstanding. They work very well on trails with packed snow, ice and mud. They work equally well going uphill and downhill and do not move around on your shoes. I wear men sizes 12 to 12 1/2 and the XL crampon fits just fine. The quality appears to be even better than I had hoped after reading many positive reviews. I would not use them for running on icy hard surfaces (asphalt or concrete roadways). Another product with a shorter spike would probably be better. I have not used them in deep unpacked snow - snowshoes might be better for those conditions..
December 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kisa absolutely perfect
As you descend into the Grand Canyon in winter, the trail turns from snow, to solid ice, to rocky slush, to thick red mud. These crampons handled all those conditions with ease. I was worried the rubber would be too hard to get onto my boots in below-freezing temps, but they remained flexible enough to slip right onto my boots, even with my gloves on. Once secured they stayed put and didn't budge at all, which gave me the confidence to hike into the icy Grand Canyon with no fear of falling.
The first time I hiked down into the GC, I struggled with small instep crampons that kept sliding off my boots. When I finished my backpacking trip my legs were like jelly from the strain of trying to keep my footing on the ice.
The second time I backpacked the Grand Canyon in winter I had a pair of Hillshound crampons and they made an amazing difference. I walked up and down the icy trails like they were dry. The traction was perfect, and the spikes didn't pick up snow. After a while I didn't realize I had them on my feet, which is amazing on steep rugged trails like South Kaibab and Bright Angel in wintertime. There was no slip, no hot spots, and no drag. When I finished my hike my legs were fresh, like I had been hiking on an easy dry trail. I can't recommend these enough. I bought a separate storage pouch and store them off-season with a very thin layer of WD-40 coating to prevent rust.
December 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TEsce Light weight, durable, and great value!
Used over the weekend to climb Big Slide in the Adirondacks and they worked great! Several in our party had the micro-spikes, and the trail crampons worked as good, if not better?and they are less expensive! I especially liked the Velcro strap. I would recommend to anyone for winter hiking/mountaineering!
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tbirdtoo Great product
Sturdy crampons. Great delivery service. Thanks
October 29, 2014
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