Saturday, November 27, 2010
Yak Trax and other tools
I just placed an online order with Cabela's, my favorite online outdoor outfitters. Their closest actual store is hours away in Olympia, but I've also learned that REI carries them locally. Having some other stuff to order from Cabela's I did some research and found that they also have several brands of ice grippers. Their own brand of grippers had 58 customer reviews and after having read them, I decided to buy these instead. Their own brand seems prone to breakage.
I was actually tempted to get a pair of ice cleats, available online from Amazon.com, but since I haven't heard of anyone actually using them and finding the reviews to be ambiguous, I decided against trying them out. They seem like a great idea, though: they slip on a boot in the same manner as Yak Trax, but instead they have just a few cleats on the bottom, as shown here: