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  • YAKTRAX Walker Traction Systems

    Confidence-building traction that slips quickly over shoes or boots. Ideal for glazed sidewalks and driveways.

    Features/Benefits:

    • The SkidLock coil system stays snugly with your shoe, offering unhindered ease of movement
    • Remove Yaktrax before walking on smooth indoor surfaces

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • YAKTRAX Walker Traction Systems

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YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device
 
4.1

(based on 65 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (59)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Easy to put on and adjust (20)
  • Comfortable (19)
  • Great grip (18)

Cons

  • Flimsy (5)

Best Uses

  • Icy conditions (30)
  • Cold / extreme (14)
  • Mixed routes (13)
  • Powder (10)
  • White out conditions (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      85% 

      (17 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13), Yes (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (27), Intermediate (11), Advanced (8), Avid adventurer (3)

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Effective but inherently not durable

By German Shepherd Whisperer

from Rochester, N.Y.

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Prevents slipping well

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Icy Conditions
  • Slushy Conditions
  • White Out Conditions

Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

I have purchased multiple pairs of these (more on that later) for myself and my wife. We walk our 2 German Shepherds, no matter what the conditions, and these devices prevent falls very effectively, WHILE they last.

The problem, inherent to the design, is that the metal coil exoskeleton sorrounding the flexible plastic material tends to collapse onto the material, effectively pinching, weakening, and eventually severing the plastic. This is a function of several factors: user weight, use on icy surface vs use on bare concrete or asphalt vs use on softer surfaces. Ideally these should only be used on icy or snowy surfaces, but in the real world, surfaces vary on any given walk and it is impractical to take these off on a hard surface that is unyielding, then put them back on a few feet later. Weight contributes to the rate of collapse, but collapse is inevitable. If you are above 200 pounds, expect these to last about a winter, maybe two. I am switching to a differently designed footwear traction device, which I hope will not fail as quickly or as reliably as this one.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great product! Very pleased.

By Big O.

from Hopewell, NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Packs Well
  • Rugged

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

      It is alot better than using my dog as an anchor when we are out walking the icy paths. Make sure you pull them up higher than in the images and they will stay on. I can actually out run my dog on the ice now and feel stable. Great product for the cost and very compact and fexible. I even have a set in the car.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      walking on a sheet of ice is fun

      By juan.kenobi

      from IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

          These things are great. Walk across a sheet of ice as if you're wearing golf spikes on wood. The only downside is that you have to remember to put them on when you need them. Also they are slick if you walk on tile- remember to take them off before you go in the store/ walk on tile.

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          over rated under tested

          By Glenn the hiker

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Powder
            • Slushy Conditions

            Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

            They are ok in snow, on ice they are useless, especially snow covered ice, if walking in the woods they collect pine needles which makes them a real hazard. thust me on this, mine are going back to EMS for a refund.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great for Ice and Snow!

            By DP

            from Cambridge, MA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Tough

            Cons

            • Awkward on concrete
            • Awkward when indoors

            Best Uses

            • Icy Conditions
            • Powder
            • Slushy Conditions

            Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

            These fit perfectly, and are really handy while trekking through icy and snowy city streets. They are also small enough to remove and carry around.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Excellent Protection from Slipping

            By Jay

            from Boston MA area

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Bright Colors
            • Easy On and Off
            • Lightweight
            • Packs Well
            • Rugged

            Cons

            • Can come off during walk

            Best Uses

            • Winter WalkingHiking

            Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

            I walk multiple dogs off lead in the woods all winter and have used YakTrax for several years when I run into ice. The only danger is with ice-covered rocks and roots, especially when not moving carefully. Because they go on so easily, I can pack them until I think I need them. Easy on and off does mean they can come off during walk, but the bright colors (my preference is orange) help me to find them most of the time.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Great Grip, Poor Durability

            By Bear hiker

            from Vermont

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Put On And Adjust
            • Great Grip
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Fell apart after 6 uses

            Best Uses

            • icy streets

            Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

            Worked well. Fell apart after just a few uses. Very disappointing. Poor solution.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works wonders on improving traction

            By Woodsman

            from New Milford , CT

            About Me Avid Adventurer, Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Put On And Adjust
            • Great Grip
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not durable

            Best Uses

            • Alpine Routes
            • Frozen Lakes

            Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

            This product works wonders in improving traction on ice. All sense on instability is gone once you put them on. The only fault I see with them is that they do not last for very long (1 season at best). The rubber that runs through the coils inevitably snaps, but what can you expect when you are basically walking on rubber bands with springs on them. They are a good product, but you will end up buying more than one set of them.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yaktrax Are Fabulous!

            By Peg

            from Connecticut

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Put On And Adjust
            • Great Gift
            • Great Grip
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Any time it's slippery

              Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

              I first purchased Yaktrax as a gift for my mom. She's 66 and an avid walker, but was diagnosed with osteoporosis and was worried about slipping in the winter -- but really missed her walks! The Yaktrax gave her fabulous traction and now she doesn't worry about a little snow or ice -- she walks with confidence!

              I've since purchased them as gifts for tons of people and they love them -- and for myself. My husband is a marathon runner and the Yaktrax enable him to maintain his winter training schedule. And I own them too. We live in CT on a hill, and the Yaktrax hold even when you're walking down a slippery driveway, shoveling snow, or whatever.

              My mom now keeps a pair in the house for regular use, plus one in the car for emergencies!

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love Them!

              By Dog Walker

              from Alexandria, VA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Icy Conditions
                • Packed Snow
                • Slushy Conditions

                Comments about YAKTRAX Walker Traction Device:

                I walk dogs for a living, and these are incredible for in the winter. I wore them all of last winter (and plan to again this winter) and didn't slip/fall once while walking dogs out in the snowy, icy weather. The only thing I would recommend is not to wear them inside except on carpet. They may scratch wood or tile flooring.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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