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Gear Review: Hillsound Trail Crampons

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:24 pm    Post subject: Gear Review: Hillsound Trail Crampons  Reply with quote

Here is my initial review of Hillsound Trail Crampons. The review will get updated as I log more miles on them. Does anyone have any experience regarding the durability of Hillsound products?
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used them a few times and they broke.

But to be fair I'm not using them on snow nor ice. I used (abused) them hiking bare decomposed granite firebreaks.

I do use the Kahtoola ones for this and they last and last
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know what version of the Trail Crampons you were using:

Hillsound Equipment’s Winter Traction Devices

I wonder if the FreeStep6s would have been better suited for how you were using them:
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– The minimalist spike design means that you can comfortably wear the FreeSteps6 for an extended time, even when standing on hard surfaces.
– For anglers, the eco-friendly FreeSteps6 provides secure grip on rocks and river slime and does not transfer invasive aquactic species when rinsed after use.



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