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The XLC 490 Crampon by Camp USA is the lightest 12 point crampons in the world. Absolutely perfect for competitive ski mountaineering and glacier travel. Not suitable for ice climbing or intensive mixed terrain. Innovative stamped construction on the front platform distributes pressure applied to one point across the entire platform significantly increasing the strength and durability of the crampon. Available in three binding styles. For telemark or A/T boots, use the XLC 390 with automatic binding.
FEATURES of the Camp USA XLC 490 Hyperlight Crampons
3-D pressed frame maximizes strength and performance
Universal bindings fit most mountaineering and hiking boots
Tool-free size adjustment
CC4U wear indicators on the side points show when it is time for replacement
Optional Vibram anti-balling plates (18106 - sold separately)
Rated 5 out of
Great product for priceI'm new to crampons, only using "spikes" previously. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on my first crampon purchase and i have been very happy with these. They are easy to put on and take off, easy to adjust to a variety of boot sizes, and they seem to be well-made. Their weight and bulk is reasonable too. I've used them a couple times in the Adirondacks and they have performed great. I think these would be a good choice for anyone who doesn't want to break the bank but needs a legitimate pair of crampons.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of
less expensive and performsi used the steel version of theese to climb mt.Washington. they performed flawlessly and never fell off my boot or felt loose.