The Camp Magix is an interesting crampon with 10 points, of which two are normal curved front points and the remaining eight vertical ones are rotated at 45º. This set-up is designed to reduce snow-balling. The flex is fairly relaxed and the spikes are not too long, a combination which makes for an easy-to-walk-in crampon. Fitting is via toe and heel cradles with a nylon strap that is easy enough to fix, which is handy as the instructions are a tad vague. The length is adjusted by a spring-loaded pin and again is easy to achieve. They will accommodate wide-fitting boots. But the Camp Magix’s quirky spike pattern might not appeal to those used to more conventional designs.
Sizes one size fits 36-48
Weight 800g including anti-balling plates
Made in Italy
Stores in the UK 70
Stockist details tel. (0191) 284 8444, www.camp.itVerdict
The Camp Magix crampon is a good value and very light, perfect for the weight-conscious mountain walker.
Review by Jeremy Ashcroft
First published in Trail magazine January 2009