Dynafit Ski Crampons or Harscheisen. Ski Crampons allow you to continue climbing in icy conditions when your skins won't grip. Essential for longer tours where hard conditions will be found.
These crampons are compatible with all the Dynafit and Plum ski bindings.
The Dynafit first aid kit is designed to fit inside the crampons to save space.
The crampons come in 5 sizes and are colour coded: 90mm (Blue), 100mm (Orange), 110mm (Black), 120mm (red) and 130mm (Gold). Choose one that is wider than your ski (measured at the toe piece) but the closer the better.
The above measurements are the internal width of the crampon. So a 90mm crampon will be fine for a ski with up to a 89mm waist, but not for one with a 90mm or above waist.
Excellent price and service, and even better price as I used up my reward points from god knows when I last purchased from Facewest. Used the standard delivery and they arrived in 3 days.The Dynafit ski crampons are so light compared to the ones I used with the Fritschi Diamir bindings I used to have.Plus I can't wait to use them as they are closer to the ski and therefore will be more effective in hard snow conditions (I wish I had pin bindings with these back in April when in Iceland, as we had to use the ski crampons every day).
I've only used them for 2 days touring, but my overall impression is very good. With skis off they are easy to fit. They bite into the snow well and stop you from slipping backwards when things get icy, they're also pretty easy to walk in and don't make skinning too much more difficult. On angled slopes, when only one edge is engaged they still work well, but tend to get a bit twisted, I don't think this is a problem. They can be put on without taking skis off, but it's quite difficult to do on icy slopes as it involves going onto one knee with skis in walk mode.
Excellent, rapid delivery, exactly as described and easy to fit.
Had an early season test with these and they work perfectly - extremely lightweight, and easy to install and remove with skis attached.
These are nice and light, come with a bag to protect your sack, and the mechanism for attaching them is really simple/quick to use. Perfect for steep Scottish icy snow.
I have the 110m version - the 95mm did not quite fit my BD Kilowatts. Even so, I have found them really effective at giving the extra grip on hard/icy snow and better than the Fritschi crampons.
They are pretty light and nest nicely in the supplied bag so they pack away well. You can just hang them off your harness if you are not sure if you will need them or not.
I have found the mechanism fine for attaching and removing, even with gloves on.
They don't fold up out of the way like the Fritschis and as they don't lift with each stride there is a lot more drag than the Fritschis also - you'll want them off your skis as soon as the terrain eases up and will be unlikely to leave them on just in case.
Nice and light to carry in your pack when your not using them, and lets be honest this is going to be the majority of the time! When you do use them they do cut into icy slopes very well. They are very easy to fit to the Dynafit binding, they just slide in though a slot, but I have to say they really are quite difficult to take off again. You'd certainly have to take gloves off to depress the little releasing catch - which in December means they're going to get pretty cold! Overall very good, but a better release mechanism needed.
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