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Postby Screerider » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:05 am

Any recommendations?
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Postby 63ChevyII » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:56 am

I have Kathoola Microspikes and they've been great so far.

I picked up a pair of these, as a backup for possible gift, since they've been on sale. I need to take them out of the box and compare them to the Kathoolas:
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Postby Norris » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:44 pm

+1 on Kathoola microspikes. Note, the sizing runs large. The L size is right for me and I wear size 13 to 14. I think they are designed to fit over very bulbous cold weather boots a.k.a. "bunny boots".
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Postby Perry » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:25 pm

I'm surprised how inexpensive the Hillsound is, but it seems like the 3-tooth triangles would be more likely to hold wet snow.
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Postby OldnSlow » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:54 pm

Another +1 for the Microspikes. Used them in all kinds of snow last winter and they were great.
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Re: microspikes

Postby Ed » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:23 am

Note, the sizing runs large
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How the sizing seems to you may depend on where you are in the size range. I use Medium (US Men's 7-11), because I wear 10 boots, and I find the fit very tight, difficult to put on. Perhaps because I am close to the upper end of the size range.
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Re: microspikes

Postby 63ChevyII » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:43 am

Here is my initial review of Hillsound Trail Crampons. Does anyone have any experience regarding the durability of Hillsound products?

http://www.hikinggeek.com/2014/12/29/ge ... -crampons/
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Re: microspikes

Postby 63ChevyII » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:02 pm

I've noticed there's some confusion regarding the different products Hillsound makes. Here's a link to a table I made showing the differences:

http://www.hikinggeek.com/2015/01/05/hi ... n-devices/

I hope it helps eliminate some of the confusion.
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