Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Footwear

Kahtoola Microspikes

Slip no more.

Brand: Kahtoola

Model: Microspikes


Specs

Weight

12oz.

What you get A dozen ¾-inch-long stainless steel teeth give you serious ice traction without the weight of crampons. A durable elastomer band stretches over any type of shoe without snapping in cold weather, and the welded chains underfoot won’t break, even when smashed against rocks.

Trail cred “Before Microspikes, winter hiking in the Grand Canyon offered two miserable options: crappy wire traction or heavy mountaineering crampons,” says Southwest Field Editor Annette McGivney. “The Microspikes are light and strong enough to dig in on icy trails. Thanks to these, I now plan winter backpacking trips on steep, icy routes with no worries.”

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. We do not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.