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Nikon-Guy

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WinterTrax
« on: January 05, 2011, 10:54:16 »
Just added something else to my winter caching gear... After sliding around some slippery pathways with KeeperofMaps the other day (yep, it was a comical Geocachers on Ice theme going on), I decided that I would pick up a pair of WinterTrax, also known as YakTrax.

Found them at the Shoppers Home Healthcare (Westgate Shopping Centre) store for $19.99


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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 10:58:58 »
Think I may have to do the same.  Grem17 and I both took some good falls a few days ago while out.  It was easier/safer to bushwack than follow the trails.

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 11:46:10 »
I bought the pro version a few years ago and it has saved me from more than a few falls.

A tad pricey but.... http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302885670&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442541441


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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 16:14:19 »
I got some of those for christmas and they went right into my caching bag.

Nikon-Guy

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 18:25:21 »
I bought the pro version a few years ago and it has saved me from more than a few falls.

A tad pricey but.... http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302885670&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442541441


Seems the only difference between the pro version and the standard is the velcro strap on top...

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 10:01:56 »
i have found so many lost slip-ons in the snow on my walks.. the velcro strap is worth it if you choose to wear these things (or just use a mini bungee or something  :P)

The red-haired witch

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011, 13:26:41 »
I agree. Some kind of strap/elastic is essential if you are planning to go on the trails with those.  After getting very annoyed at my old "slip-on" ones (I had to put them back on at least every few hundred meters, sometimes after digging in snow to find the one that had fallen off), I upgraded to the yaktrak pro last year and am happy to have done so.  The slip-on ones stay at home, where they are useful to take out the trash when the driveway is icy.

Curious George

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011, 15:13:08 »
I got some of the deluxe WinterTrax (same as the YakTrak Pros) from the Shopping Channel before Christmas. They came with a carrying case, 6 sets of foot warmers and 10 sets of hand warmers, all for $19.99. Sadly they're back up to full price now.

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 19:58:55 »
I got some of the deluxe WinterTrax (same as the YakTrak Pros) from the Shopping Channel before Christmas.

Handy when you're out hiding camping stoves in the woods at this time of year.  Bet it would have been handy for the finder too.  ;)

Curious George

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 20:05:16 »
Handy when you're out hiding camping stoves in the woods at this time of year.  Bet it would have been handy for the finder too.  ;)

Hmmm, was I being spied on  :o

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 20:57:48 »
Hmmm, was I being spied on  :o

Nah, Paul is a friend.

Curious George

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 21:01:40 »
Figured so  ;D

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Re: WinterTrax
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2013, 17:34:46 »
I bought the pro version a few years ago and it has saved me from more than a few falls.

A tad pricey but.... http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302885670&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524442541441



Another very worthy option is the ICEtrekkers Diamond Grip
http://www.mec.ca/product/5030-243/kako-icetrekkers-diamond-grip-unisex/
You can find them at the MEC, maybe other sports stores as well.

They are very easy to put on and off, don't fall off and are the very best hands down we have ever tried on either ice, snow or other surface. They got us safely up an icy mountain slope in the Rockies, allowing us to walk normally like it was summer without worrying about slipping.
The only two downsides: the price and also you have to rince them after each use.

It can be used on shoes and boots alike.
You can find the size chart here:
https://www.icetrekkers.com/product/diamond

You can watch the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0Fd-FYhxztg