VASAK -sidelock-


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title VASAK -sidelock-
Manufacturer Petzl
Page By The North Face
Page Type Dec 15, 2005 / Dec 15, 2005
Object ID 10208
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Walking on 10 points:

* length of points designed for optimal stability and avoidance of the "stilt" effect,
* lateral points are separated to respect the asymmetry of the boot and to limit the "rail" effect which increases the risk of slipping,
* supplied with ANTISNOW to avoid slipping on sticky snow.

Front pointing:

* 2 flat front points for increased bearing power,
* thin-section points for good penetration on ice,
* next 2 points inclined to give stability.

Adjustment is easy (no tools) and precise (to the half-size).

SIDELOCK binding, for boots with front and rear sole overlaps (wire at front and rear). Rapid-fastening lateral binding system, avoiding the encumbrance of a heel-bail.


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The North Face - Dec 15, 2005 12:20 pm - Voted 4/5

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Compared to other crampons the price is quite elevated. While "walking" it works perfectly but a few times I got trouble with the antisnows which did not work properly. But the SIDELOCK binding is very well done. Working like the classic step-in bindings I consider it to be even quicker.

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