Hillsound's top of the line gaiter; built with premium materials for superior comfort and protection on alpine trails. The lower half is composed of SuperFabric, an abrasion and puncture-resistant material that can withstand your most extreme outdoor adventures. The NanoSphere coating is a permanent DWR coating, meaning these gaiters will remain water and dirt resistant for the life of the product. The upper half of the gaiter incorporates Schoeller C_Change material - a wind and waterproof membrane that allows heat retention or cooling according to the temperature.
When comfort is your saving-grace on the mountain, the Schoeller C_Change with NanoSphere will give you a snug, breathable, and barely-there fit. NanoSphere is Schoeller's nano-tech finish that mimics the natural self-cleaning properties of certain plants whose leaves remain clean because dirt cannot adhere to the surface.
- Waterproof to 20,000 mm
- Featuring the highest breathability rating of any of our gaiters, the Super Armadillo Nano is the best choice for aerobic activities and warmer weather hikes
- The NanoSphere coating is a permanent DWR (durable water repellent) coating, meaning your gaiters will remain water and dirt resistant for the life of the product
- YKK zipper brings the gaiter close to the leg
- Weight (per pair): 320g (XS); 342g (S); 362g (M); 380g (L); 402g (XL)
- Ice Climbing
Here at Hillsound we believe our product innovation should be driven by customer satisfaction. This is why customer feedback is a central tenet of our design process. We seek input from people who, like ourselves, live and breathe the outdoors: from industry professionals to park rangers, search and rescue staff to weekend warriors. This, combined with vigorous field testing by our Vancouver-based team, ensures the hiking accessories we create are durable, functional and easy to use.
Our mission is to create unique, affordable and accessible products that improve performance and help you reach new heights with ease. We don't believe winter should be an impediment to your running program, or your daily walk. The only thing falling in winter should be the snow. This is why we developed the ergonomic plate system of the Trail Crampon to provide superior traction and give confidence in slippery conditions. The success of the Trail Crampon and our desire to see customers enjoying the activities they love, year-round, has lead to the ongoing development of new and unique Hillsound traction devices.
Before each use, check over the product to ensure there is no damage, such as chains splitting open or tears in the rubber. If damage is found, discontinue use to prevent further damage and potential injury. Please return the product to your local Hillsound retailer. Test product before each use for proper fit. Check positioning of front & rear spikes on the outer sole of your footwear. All spikes must fit within the outer edge of your footwear when fitted properly.
FASTENING & REMOVING:
Always put on and remove Hillsound Trail Crampon while seated. To fasten the Trail Crampon place toes into the front section of the crampon and adjust so the toe guide wire is sitting in front of the shoe not on top or underneath the shoe. The spikes must sit untangled and position well within the outer edge of your footwear underneath the ball of the foot. Pull the rubber back-tab toward the heel and cover your footwear with rubber evenly positioned around the sides of your shoe.
Pass the velcro strap under and over the opposite side of the rubber to prevent slippage of the crampon. Adjust the chains and base plate appropriately so that the base plates are fitting evenly and squarely underfoot. Place one foot at a time to ensure balance and start walking on flat surface to test that it is fitting well. If the chains or rubber are loose, you may need to consider a smaller size for a tighter fit. All shoe makes and brands are different, so the Hillsound sizing chart should be used only as a guide. To remove the product, slide the back-tab off of the heel of the shoe, and slip the front of the foot out of the front section of the crampon.
Hillsound Trail Crampon are designed for recreational activities such as trail running, winter hiking, and are not made for technical climbing. These are not a mountaineering crampon. Avoid using the Hillsound Trail Crampon on stairs, rocks or river crossings. Only use Trail Crampon in winter snow and ice conditions. Use the Trail Crampon with regular outdoor footwear, such as: runners, hiking boots, and insulated boots.
Transport crampons using a sturdy bag so as to protect the spikes from damaging personal belongings. Always position the spikes away from the body when transporting them.
CASE AND MAINTENANCE:
After each use crampons must be thoroughly cleaned, dried and stored in a cool dry place. The chains are stainless steel and so will not rust, however the carbon steel base plate can. To prevent rust they can be oiled after use and drying.