Camp Ice Rider

This crampon has been a past winner of Trail tests. It boasts all the essential features, starting with 12 long points to give good grip in deep snow and ice. The front spikes get some 3D stamping to improve strength. Adjustment is easy thanks to a sprung clip design that locks the length, plus a heel clip and toe binding for ease of fitting. The anti-balling plates are supplied preassembled, and they don’t need any tools to replace them. A good set of instructions explains the details with diagrams, while a crampon bag is also supplied in the box. All that for just £80 is hard to beat on price. But at 1064g per pair these are quite heavy crampons. The anti-balling plates are basic, flat pieces of rubber, so they don’t boast the spring-loaded snow-shifting appeal of other designs. Not a lot wrong here though for general hill-walking.

Vital stats

Classification C2
Materials NiCroMo steel
Sizes one size fits 36-48
Weight 1016g including anti-balling plates
Made in Italy
Stores in UK 67

Verdict Superb performance when walking or climbing easier terrain and ease of fit makes this a bargain option.