YAKTRAX Pro Traction Systems

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YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device
 
4.0

(based on 81 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great grip (32)
  • Effective (28)
  • Performs as advertised (25)
  • Easy to use (23)
  • Comfortable (22)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (6)
  • Does not perform as advertised (6)
  • Not effective (3)
  • Poor grip (3)

Best Uses

  • Mixed routes (21)
  • Cold conditions (18)
  • Everyday use (10)
  • Emergency use (8)
  • Heavy snow (7)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      86% 

      (36 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      96% 

      (22 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (31), Recreational adventurer (20), Avid adventurer (14), Competitive athlete (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (6)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pro Traction Device by Yaktrax

By Susanne

from Boonton Township, NJ

About Me Recreational Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Instructions
  • Easy To Pack
  • Effective

Cons

  • Does Not Perform As Advertised

Best Uses

  • Cold Conditions

Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

I purchased the Yaktrax because I live in North Jersey and have an 800 foot steep driveway. The recent ice/snow storms left me unable to walk down the driveway without falling. After several falls, I purchased the Yaktrax recommended by a friend. They were somewhat effective, but the ice was so bad I still slipped. I then purchased the MICRO spikes to resolve my problem.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't slip even when I tried....

By fitz

from central connecticut

About Me Recreational Adventurer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Instructions
  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Performs As Advertised

Cons

  • Difficult to put on shoes

Best Uses

  • Cold Conditions

Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

Wish I had these last winter! I read the comments from others....yes, they have limited effectiveness in deep snow, and they do pull the toe upward. I used them on both dirt road/trails and paved roads after the precipitation. They're perfect for snow/sleety/slushy central Connecticut winter weather running. I have no excuses now....

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Confident, Sure footing at 12K+!

By Boomer

from Foxborough, MA

About Me Recreational Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Instructions
  • Easy To Pack
  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Performs As Advertised

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Conditions
    • Mixed Trail Conditions

    Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

    I used a set of YakTrax Pro to provide a saftey factor on my footing while hiking up the 90+ switchbacks enroute to Mt Whitney CA July 8, 2009. Icey conditions on the trail in the morning made the footing treacherous. The product was light to pack in, easy to use, and very effective. I felt very confident while using the YakTraxs that my footing was sure (of course within reasonable limits). The trail had spotty ice areas and packed snow, in these areas the YakTraks provided extra traction. On the gravel and sandy areas the effect was neutral. At minimal areas on flat smooth rock surfaces I had to use a bit of restaint to avoid slipping. This was far less problamatic than the snow & ice. My son and I are very glad we carried a pair with us to use. A sprained ankle or twisted knee is very tough to deal with at 13K feet enroute to Mt. Whitney.

    So far I have only used the YaxTrax Pro's for a mile or so on mixed terrain ie. ice, packed snow, sand,gravel,& rock. The units seemed to hold up well and showed no sign of break down. Longlasting is an attribute that remains to be seen at this point.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    no more falls in winter!!!!

    By toblerone

    from newton, ma

    About Me Recreational Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Instructions
    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Performs As Advertised

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Conditions
      • Everyday Use

      Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

      can't believe i waited so long to get some of these. makes me feel much more secure when walking around on ice and snow. i use MBTA all the time and walk to and from the station and work every single day in the winter. this really improves my commuting experience.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      They keep me from falling on the ice!

      By Sir

      from Simsbury, CT

      About Me Recreational Adventurer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Instructions
      • Easy To Pack
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Long Lasting
      • Performs As Advertised

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • ~Ice

        Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

        After falling on the ice and fracturing my tail bone, I ordered the YAKTRAK and they are super- - - no more falls!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great To Run In

        By Moyes Trekker

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Pros

        • Easy To Pack
        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Performs As Advertised

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

          I used these to train for a half marathon in the Boston winter last year. They gripped the hard ice much better than I expected. Well worth the money.

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Yaktrax Pro

          By Arizona

          from New Jersey

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not for hiking

          Best Uses

          • Not sure

          Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

          While the Yaktrax Pro MAY be appropriate for walking around town they should not be sold as a device for hiking. [...]I purchase them for use on the trail when crampons or snowshoes are unnecessary. What a mistake. The Yaktrax slip off and aren't nearly as good as similar devices such as Stabilicers or even better MicroSpikes by Kahtoola. I am going to return my Yaktrax to EMS and purchase one of these options ASAP.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Sizing not accurate ...

          By Mike

          from Ithaca

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Grip

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

              The product grips well on packed snow and ice. But the sizing as listed on the package is much smaller. I had to switch for large for my mother instead of small - she wears size W-9 boots ...

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Good for home use, but not on the trail

              By MB

              from Windham NH

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Grip

                Best Uses

                  Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

                  These are ok for home use, but if take them on the trail they break. If you walk on any rocks while hiking the rubber breaks and they become more of a hindrance than a help. I use mine to shovel the driveway. If you are looking for trail traction, get micro spikes or crampons.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Good idea, bad execution

                  By Robert

                  from Western MA

                  About Me Recreational Adventurer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Pack

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Does Not Perform As Advertised
                  • Not Effective

                  Best Uses

                  • Emergency Use

                  Comments about YAKTRAX Pro Traction Device:

                  I was excited to try this product, but that quickly changed to frustration, then disappointment. First, I had a lot of trouble getting them to stay put on my shoes, they kept slipping off the toe necessitating many, many trail side adjustments. The disappointment came when they fell apart on the second hike with less than 10 miles total on them. Very sad.

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