Review: Kahtoola Snow Spikes

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Adventure Mom TV Kahtoola Snow Spikes review

While attending the Outdoor Retailer Show in January, my 5 year old son found these huge blocks of ice and wanted to walk on them. It must be a boy thing to see something and want to conquer it.


The people at Kahtoola fitted him with a pair of their snow spikes and he walked on the ice!


Then all of the sudden he jumped on the ice and I had a near heart attack! I thought is was going to slip and hit is head. Amazingly, he was still standing. The spikes dig into the ice and keep up standing.

We love them so much we are awarding them Adventure Mom Award for best snow spikes:

More about Kahtoola Micro Spikes

Kahtoola MICROspikes® Traction System – Multipurpose, Pocket-Sized Ice Traction Gear

Just think – a pocket-sized ice traction system that makes any terrain, any time of year, possible. Kahtoola MICROspikes® Traction System aren’t just spikes that dig in – they’re your passport to anywhere adventure takes you. When you don’t need a full-on crampon (and we have those, too – click here to find out more about our crampons), our MICROspikes® Traction System will get you where you need to go with ease and precision.


While our Kahtoola KTS Crampons are flexible and slightly more aggressive, our MICROspikes® Traction System is a slip-on that lets you travel safely and quickly across ice, scree, snow-covered driveways, wet rocks and anywhere else you just need a little more traction. An independent study of onine reviews found that 4 out of 5 consumers rated the Microspikes traction 5 Stars.


Why Microspikes are the best?

We’re glad you asked. Since these handy pieces of ice traction gear need to travel where you travel, we’ve brought in the reinforcements. MICROspikes® Traction System models boasts a beefed-up elastomer, not to mention the reinforced eyelets that connect the elastomer to your traction system down below – stronger than ever! Last but not least, we’ve made putting on and taking off your MICROspikes® Traction System even easier with a new heel tab – pull on, pull off. Whichever direction you’re headed, it’s easy to get there!


How does the Kahtoola MICROspikes® Traction System Work?

This is the best part – the MICROspikes® Traction System is one piece and yes, they can fit into your pocket (a bag available). Just slip the spikes over your shoes and the built-in toe bar and flexible elastomer will keep your spikes in place, even when walking or running downhill. If you’re a wintertime runner, our spikes are an ideal take-along for any run. Don’t let winter slow down your stride when you come across some ice. grab your spikes and go – there’s nothing out of reach.


Multipurpose Meets Minimalist

Running, walking the dog, shoveling the drive way or what ever your adventure is Kahtoola’s MICROspikes® Traction System cover it. We didn’t think it was possible to create a piece of gear that was useable in so many different conditions and lightweight, too. There is not a glove box in our parking lot without a pair of our ice traction spikes in it. They’re a multipurpose, pocket-sized slip-on that doesn’t require anything fancy to make them work. Just step your shoe or boot in and go – adventure should always be this easy!

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