Vargo's Titanium Pocket Cleats provide traction in icy conditions and are designed for lightweight footwear.
Vargo says: Improve speed and traction on winter runs or ultralight hiking with the Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats. The titanium alloy spikes claw into snow and ice yet weigh nearly a third the weigh of competition without reducing strength or durability.
When not in use the legs fold down and nest to easily fit into packs or pockets.
Compared to their nearest competitive product Vargo's Titanium Pocket Cleats are about half the weight and yet you achieve a solid footing on icy ground. Designed to be used with lightweight footwear they are easy to fit (once adjusted) and remove.
They have eight 1cm spikes on each foot, of which 6 are on the front of the foot where the pressure occurs.
The small canvas pouch emphasizes the portability of the Pocket Cleats but its only just big enough, making it tricky to get them back in, especially with cold hands. Would have been better with a larger drawcord pouch.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear