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They're great for icy pavement and best suited to urban and suburban settings, although they would be good on icy slickrock. For most other hiking applications I prefer Microspikes. I keep a pair of each in my car throughout snow and ice season.Tough_Boots wrote:I have the Ice Trekkers Diamond Grips but have never used them-- any feedback on those? They're like baby micro-spikes.
I have no doubt that they are far gripper grippier than Stabilicers, but that doesn't say much about observed performance difference relative to Microspikes. The tooth pattern may be slightly better, but I'd be surprised if that translates into enough noticeable improvement to blow them out of the water. FWIW, my Microspikes have never shown any indication that they'd benefit from the velcro.ultrazona wrote:@cactuscat
Very similar but I believe the Hillsounds have a superior tooth pattern. I also liked the security of the top velcro strap which really locks them down. I used them last year on the North Rim and they really bite into the ice. I had a pair of the Stabilicers and they were ok on mild terrain, but really didn't bite like the Hillsounds.
I think there are a few people on this website that venture a bit beyond the greater tri-city valley Williamsland metroplex.azbackpackr wrote:I have to assume there is an element of wishful thinking...
It's quite possible, although I'm not entirely certain of this, that there are a few people on this website who have a sense of humor.chumley wrote:I think there are a few people on this website