These are old 'mutes. In more recent seasons I have worn the same crampons with the newer models (not that it should make much difference as the boot outer shell has remained the same shape, just changed in appearance).
Results = absolutely perfect performance. Last season I once wore them for 11 hours on the run, not once needing to tighten the straps. And we got up things that stiff soled AT boots said we wouldn't.
Buy them, they are an impressive and reliable bit of kit.
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:06 pm Posts: 48 Location: Bellingham, Wa
I also have used my malamutes with the stubai ultralight aluminum crampons and they worked fine. Like it has already been said, this set up is only meant for mellow icy terrain, not steeper climbing. I have scarpa lasers and Gravel G-12 for more serious stuff.
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:42 am Posts: 2385 Location: California
Honestely, I rarely use them but when I've needed to their fine. I'm not climbing Denali or anything so I figured the wieght savings for climbing Sierra spring couloirs and such was worth the durability sacrafice.