Yaktrax pro


Yaktrax pro
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Yaktrax pro
Manufacturer Yaktrax
Page By rasgoat
Page Type Jan 28, 2007 / Jan 28, 2007
Object ID 2315
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Product Description

These traction devices are made of a "stretch" rubber that are pulled over the boot. There is a velcro strap that holds the peice onto the boot eliminating slippage which was a problem for the original Yaktrax


-lightweight and very packable

-Yaktrax have a unique, spikeless, patented coil design, unlike other products on the market.

The Yaktrax Pro will instantly give you better traction, confidence and safety on packed snow or ice. Move about naturally with the same solid grip that you are accustomed to on dry surfaces. Walk or run as you normally would and experience stability on ice and snow like you have never felt before.

Made with high strength, abrasion resistant 1.4 mm steel coils and heavy duty natural rubber material, the Yaktrax Pro easily conforms to the shape of your boot or shoe. With its patented SkidLock coil design, the Yaktrax Pro provides 360 degrees of traction on packed snow and ice and can be worn in temperatures as low as -41° Fahrenheit.

• Easy On/Off
• Walk Naturally
• Spikeless/Ultralight
• Helps Reduce the Risk of Falls & Injuries



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rasgoat - Jan 28, 2007 4:10 pm - Voted 1/5

I had to change my rating from a 5 to a 1 after I broke my almost new Yaktrax on a 15 mile hike in the Catskills.

On steep terrain, they seem to bunch up and not stay in place.


I do not like to use them on rocky conditions because I feel the durability is just not there.

If used in the proper conditions, These things work very well, Increasing traction dramatically.

nartreb - Dec 13, 2007 11:31 am - Voted 2/5

I'm the one who introduced Rasgoat to Yaktrax. I'd previously had a pair of the Walker model; those had a tendency to fall off in deep snow, and soon broke on a rocky trail, so I replaced them with the Pro model. Those stayed on much better, and lasted longer, but not long enough.
They're very nice to have on moderate packed/icy trails, have negligable weight and bulk, and aren't too expensive, but given the replacement rate I'll be checking out the alternatives (stabilicers, instep crampons, kahtoolas, or just switching early to crampons or snowshoes)

Edit: Katoola Microspikes blow these away! Stabilicers are OK but heavy.

OJ Loenneker - Nov 18, 2009 12:30 am - Voted 3/5

They're OK
I have a pair, and so far I have not broken them. Unlike the others here, I have never used mine on rocks. I only use them on icy spring trails that I have some traction issues with. They work OK in those instances.

EastKing - Jan 30, 2010 3:34 am - Voted 1/5

They break too easily
Don't waste your time or money on these. Microspikes are far better!

PeakBeggar - Sep 19, 2010 10:55 pm - Hasn't voted

They help a ton walking around the city after a snowstorm and freeze, im pretty bummed out i lost one of them!

mtnbnd - Dec 27, 2013 1:40 pm - Voted 3/5

Good for around town
They are good for around town but have no place in the hills.

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