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Yak Trax vs. Kahtoola Microspikes
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Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Yak Trax vs. Kahtoola Microspikes on 03/27/2012 10:48:58 MDT Print View

I've used Icetrekkers a few times and they work really well. No long term reports yet as I've only had them one season.

Alex Armitage
(AlexinVancouver) - F
Re: Yak Trax vs. Kahtoola Microspikes on 03/27/2012 18:00:59 MDT Print View

There are also the Hillsound Trail Crampons and Hillsound Trail Crampon Pros:

Chris Hanson
(ChrisHanson) - F

Locale: Eastern Wyoming
"Yak Trax vs. Kahtoola Microspikes" on 03/27/2012 18:57:46 MDT Print View

Microspikes all the way. I had a pair of the Yak Trax Pros that died on my first hike...I contacted Yak Trax (with photos included) and they didn't even bother to respond. That pretty much did it for me.

James Loy
(jimbluz) - M

Locale: Pacific NW
Yak Trax vs Kahtoola Microspikes on 03/28/2012 18:22:30 MDT Print View

I agree with Chris's comments. I have had the same experience with Yak Trax though I do still use them on short hikes that involve intermittent snow & ice as well as bare rocks or gravel.

Doug Wolfe
yak tracks booo on 03/29/2012 05:52:44 MDT Print View

Yak tracks should be saved for snow blowing your icy driveway or walking your dog... Micro spikes or instep crampons... Better safe than sorry. Just my 2ยข