Camp Magix 2012

An interesting crampon offering 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 walking easy. Fitting is via toe and heel cradles with a nylon strap, which makes a very accommodating set-up that will fit an extensive range of boots. The length is adjusted by a spring-loaded pin and again is easy to adjust, even with gloved hands. Walking in them does take a little bit of getting used to, particularly if have used more conventional spike designs in the past. However once you become accustomed to the nuances of the required action they give a very positive grip on all forms of winter terrain, and at all gradients. These crampons are perfect for the weight-conscious mountain walker, and will on odd occasions prove useful for steeper ground.

Materials steel
Classification C1
Size one size (fits 36-48cm)
Weight 855g (pair including anti-balling plates)

The Camp Magix is best for value hillwalking.

Review by Jeremy Ashcroft
First published in Trail magazine January 2012