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  Black Diamond, Sabertooth Crampon Review By the Everest GearGal


Black Diamond’s Sabertooth crampon is one of the most versatile on the market. It performs excellent on snow, ice and mixed terrain, traveling with ease across the glacier and up steep ice faces. The Sabertooth is also a one-size-fits-all design, fitting virtually any mountaineering boot and comes in both clip and step-in models. Recently updated, the Sabertooth now performs more aggressively then ever on technical terrain. 

The secondary point configuration provides the same bomber stability in soft ice and snow, while the primary points have been improved with new serrated teeth. This offers better climbing performance and grip when pulling onto ledges.  The horizontal frontpoints can be counted on to penetrate even the hardest ice and will still smear well on rock. By utilizing a new Teflon® powder coating the durability had been enhanced and they now shed snow like never imagined. And if you go with the new clip version you will be rewarded with newfound flexibility and a dual-density toe strap that works on boots with out o front toe welt.  

The biggest drawback with choosing Black Diamond’s Sabertooth crampon is that with the one-size-fits-all sizing, you will have to think up a new reason not to lone them to your buddies.

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Millet One Sport Everest Boot  has made some minor changes by adding more Kevlar. USES Expeditions / High altitude / Mountaineering in extremely cold conditions / Isothermal to -75°F Gore-Tex® Top dry / Evazote Reinforcements with aramid threads. Avg. Weight: 5 lbs 13 oz Sizes: 5 - 14 DESCRIPTION Boot with semi-rigid shell and built-in Gore-Tex® gaiter reinforced by aramid threads, and removable inner slipper Automatic crampon attachment Non-compressive fastening Double zip, so easier to put on Microcellular midsole to increase insulation Removable inner slipper in aluminized alveolate Fiberglass and carbon footbed Cordura + Evazote upper Elasticated collar.

Expedition footwear for mountaineering in conditions of extreme cold.  NOTE US SIZES LISTED. See more here.

A cold weather, high altitude double boot for extreme conditions The Olympus Mons is the perfect choice for 8000-meter peaks. This super lightweight double boot has a PE thermal insulating inner boot that is coupled with a thermo-reflective outer boot with an integrated gaiter. We used a super insulating lightweight PE outsole to keep the weight down and the TPU midsole is excellent for crampon compatibility and stability on steep terrain. WEIGHT: 39.86 oz • 1130 g LAST: Olympus Mons CONSTRUCTION: Inner: Slip lasted Outer: Board Lasted OUTER BOOT: Cordura® upper lined with dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed cell foam and thermo-reflective aluminium facing/ Insulated removable footbed/ Vibram® rubber rand See more here.

 






 

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