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The Kahtoola Steel KTS Crampons are made of chromoly steel and boast points that are 1/4 inch longer than their aluminum model, meaning they'll take you through the most rugged of conditions. Rocky terrain and choppy ice won't be a problem with this tough alloy Steel on your side. Still an ultralight crampon, the Kahtoola steel model weighs-in at a mere 23.3 ounces for the pair and folds down into a compact package to save pack space when they're not in use on the trail.
SPECIFICATIONS of the KTS Steel Crampons by Kahtoola
Rated 5 out of
Unique Crampons that Kick ArseI love these. Light, durable, comfortable, grippy for how unagressive they look.,,They're my 3'rd pair of crampons. I bought them to wear with some baffin pac boots that I have because the baffins are super flexible and won't work with traditional semi-rigid or rigid crampons. These work with any shoe or boot from trail runners for those short hikes on warm days to double plastics when it's really cold out.,,They aren't super-aggressive by any means, they max out at about 55 degrees depending on the surface, but that said, a speed ascent of Everest was accomplished in them.,,Toe area can be a pain to adjust, but as long as you do it at home before you get out in the cold, it's not so bad.
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 4 out of
For what they are designed for they are perfect.These little dudes are usually wrapped in homemade crampon bag of painters canvas and attached to my bag in the spring time. While I won't be doing and ice climbing, I have been impressed with what they can do. Unlike step ins they take some little more time to get safely attached but with a hard stiff soled boot I have been quite comfy on 45 degree slopes. ,,,, Spend the extra money for step in or hybrids but if your boots won't take then theses are definitely worth it. And they are fairly light.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of
These things rock!I picked these up after hearing about them from another winter hiker. At the time, I didn't own any 'light duty' spikes (aka non-technical ice climbing) and had been debating getting microspikes, but after hearing this man rave on about how he climbed Washington in them, I bought these instead because that was what I wanted them for. They haven't let me down! I have been all over the White Mountains in them and they are excellent. Light enough to keep you moving right along, aggressive enough to move easily and confidently even on hard, steep ice frequently encountered in winter hiking. It is best to have them adjusted before you go because the toe straps aren't easily adjusted with gloves on. And if you have a size 9-ish foot like me, you may need 2 sizes depending on what boots you wear--I have to put the large size on my mountaineering plastic double boots (Koflach), and the small size on my regular boots (Nepal Evo). No worries. These are great.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 4 out of
its greathey this is a great item,,my son is liking it too much,,its simply superb!!!! very great to have
Date published: 2011-03-04
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Will these fit the Keen Summit Country III snow boots or Keen's Durand Polar Boots? Not sure if these are considered soft-soled/flexible or not.
Asked by: CCam
These crampons are constructed using Kahtoola's Leafspring Flex Bar, which is designed to allow them to be worn with any type of footwear, so you should have no problem fitting this to your boots. These crampons have a very even flex to help you move quickly and easily through all kinds of terrain.