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New item in the Field-Jacket pocket, this winter

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by 3fgburner, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. 3fgburner

    3fgburner Loaded Pockets

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    Found a set of these at Dick's Sporting Goods, same price as the manufacturer's website: http://www.yaktrax.com/walker

    Basically, slip-on tire chains for boots.
     
  2. soli

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  3. OhCanada

    OhCanada Loaded Pockets

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    They suck! Bought two pairs and the first pair broke on the third wearing. The coil is ok for snow but does nothing for ice as the hard steel coil does not bite into the snow and instead acts as a hard slippery surface.

    I prefer Canadian made ones with screw studs, but more compact are the ones that are like a rectangular sheet of metal with the corners best but they work best with books that have a separate heel space. I own both.
     
  4. Dumpster Diver

    Dumpster Diver Empty Pockets

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    I used to wear my golf shoes before they outlawed steel spikes.
     
  5. gcbailey

    gcbailey Loaded Pockets

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    true... I had the yaktrax walkers for a few years and last year they failed me on a patch of icy packed snow. Do you have a link/source for what your talking about.
     
  6. indigo_wolf

    indigo_wolf AKA Breezy

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    Sounds like he is talking about ice creepers.

    Pic can be found here: http://save-history.com/icecreepers3.JPG

    They are worn at the instep. I used to wear them when I was in Syracuse. If you are stepping in and out of buildings or surfaces that can be damaged, it can be a bit of a pain. If you are in the forest or some place where you are are just walking for long stretches, they can be great.

    As they are worn at the instep, you do need to need to adjust your step a bit. Vibram heel down on sheet ice will still slip a bit before the creepers bite in.

    This year, I would like to try, Stablicers.

    ATB,
    Sam