Reviewed by bearsnob from Oregon on Sunday, December 30, 2012
I remember asking several hikers about these years ago. I specifically wanted to know how they performed on solid ice because it seemed to me that they might cause you to slip and fall if the wire coils did not dig into the ice. No one had a good answer for me. Well, I now have the answer: they w...
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Reviewed by Barbara P from Upstate NY on Monday, January 26, 2015
These are easy on and off and work fine on icy surfaces. But they break down fast if you are moving between ice and asphalt, as I do during winter walks. The weak point is the soft rubber where the greatest stress is applied - just beyond the wire loops. If that area of the item connects with road or sidewalk surface, it quickly degrades and breaks. Mine lasted about 2 walks - 8 miles. These are a cheap easy solution but I prefer to get a couple years out to them. I'm hoping the equally affordable icetrekker is an upgrade.