The Most Important New Products From Outdoor Retailer 2017, Ranked

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6. Yaktrax Summit

6. Yaktrax Summit

Designed for charging deep into icy backcountry, Yaktrax’s beefed-up crampons replace the elastic-band fit you see on most shoe-spikes with a plastic-coated steel wire that ratchets tight with a BOA Closure System. That means it’s not only easy to operate while you’re wearing gloves, but it’s also more secure than the crampons you’ve used in the past. The toebox and heel cup are molded to fit burly hiking boots, and together they attach the carbon-steel spikes so securely that you almost certainly won’t slide out on steep climbs or descents. [$90;]

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