The Distance Spike is a pinnacle trail running traction device, built for fast mountain travel, whether you're linking 14'ers or gunning for an FKT on an alpine peak.
Black Diamond says:
The Distance Spike has an industry-first hybrid upper which features a softshell toe cover combined with a heel retention elastomer. The innovative softshell toe cover is designed for ultimate fit, superior packability, and snow protection. The toe cover also helps to keep the Distance featherweight at only 95 grams per device. Drawing from our extensive experience designing climbing crampons, the Distance Spike features 14 spikes which have an optimized 8mm length, designed to provide excellent engagement on snow and ice, with improved stability on rock and hard surfaces. The spikes are made of stainless steel and are heat treated for superior strength, corrosion and wear resistance.
Black Diamond's Distance Spike Traction Device does a great job of minimising weight without sacrificing grip. Designed for trail running they work just as well for other fast and light adventures on frozen ground. The 14 spikes are 8mm long, providing a great amount of traction on varied terrain.
They have been built to work with lightweight trail shoes so the heel loop makes pulling them on quick and easy while the upper toe cover keeps your lightweight fabric shoes protected and makes for a much better fit all round. With the low weight and small pack size they can easily be stowed in a vest pack until needed.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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