The Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro combines some of the benefits of a traditional crampon with the comfort and ease of use of a non-technical crampon. Designed for those seeking aggressive traction in backcountry winter pursuits, the Pros provide unparalleled grip on low to medium grade ascents and a range of terrain, including packed snow and ice. Utilizing simple ratchet buckle bindings, these crampons can be fastened effortlessly to most hiking footwear. While these crampons share some features of climbing or mountaineering crampons, they are not designed for technical ascents or ice climbing.
Redesigned for 2017 Fall/Winter Season.
- X-shaped polycarbonate harness reduces pressure points found in many conventional crampons
- Anti-balling plates stop snow from balling under the device and affecting traction
- Utilizing simple ratchet buckle bindings, these crampons can be fastened to most footwear effortlessly
- Alpine stoppers (included with product) prevent buckles from loosening in deep snow
- NEW: Length adjustable with tool-less spring bar
- Light and compact to fit in your pack
- 4 heel spikes give excellent traction on descents
- Spike Material: Heat-treated carbon steel
- Spike Height: 2cm-2.6 cm / 3/4"-1"
- Spike Number: 10
- Weight (pair): 667g | 23.5oz (Regular); 704g |24.8oz (X-Large)
- Non-technical Approaches
- Glacier Walking
- Wet/Snowy/Icy Trail
- Ice Sheets
- Deep Snow
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.