Hillsound Cypress 6 Crampons Review

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We had our experts take a look at the Hillsound Cypress 6 Crampons to provide you with the inside scoop on its qualities.

This article was thoroughly audited by our experts for its accuracy.

Our rating: 9 / 10

Cost: $$

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Pros:

  • Easy to attach
  • Includes a padded liner for comfort
  • Wide steps
  • Durable, long-lasting design
  • Light weight design
  • Great for hikes without snow
  • Large enough for regular sized boots

Cons:

  • No snow, ice, or extreme drop protection
  • Can slip a little on non-frozen surfaces

The Hillsound Cypress 6 touts a new harness design and a new, more flexible strap. The strap attaches to the crampons with two carabiners, which should be enough to anchor securely even while you put them on.

The spikes themselves disperse their load across a concentrated area, which should allow them to last longer than many other crampons, and the harness and strap should keep the crampons securely in place when you're on the move.

Another nice touch is the warranty, which is two years. That should be enough for most people.

The Hillsound Cypress Series Crampons are imported from Canada. While this could be a red flag—especially for something made for outdoor use—it is at least possible that the product will have better quality control than what you're used to with mass-produced American products.

The strap on the crampons do stretch over time, which is a concern for those who want to keep things securely fastened while the strap is on. It should also be noted that the strap does not retract or loosen as, or when, the tension of the strap is released.

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