Blue Ice Harfang Crampons
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The Harfang Crampon from Blue Ice is one of the more innovative pointy accessories we've seen in recent memory. Featuring a three-part design, the Harfang is a highly packable crampon that rivals the likes of the Petzl Irvis Hybrid. With front points made from steel and the rest being made from aluminum, you're bound to notice the weight reduction AND increased security. Blue Ice has dropped the innovation hammer by implementing a flexible band that connects both the front and rear points. And let’s not forget about the middle points! Made as a separate component (22g each w/o ABS), users can adjust where the middle points of the crampons fit on their boots, allowing for ultimate customization. The Harfang Crampon from Blue Ice is perfect for those looking to get an exact, secure fit for those gnarly objectives.
- Maximum precision with a micro adjuster on the heel lever.
- Two mounting positions available on the steel wire toe bail.
- Toe baskets included for boots without toe welts
- TPU Active ABS which works to prevent snow build-up.
- Textile strap creates an exact fit for multiple boots.
- Toe bails can be swapped for Semi-auto toe bails.
||221g [w/ ABS]
199g [w/o ABS]
|Weight (pair)||442g [w/ ABS]
398g [w/o ABS]
|Points||10 (or 8 if you remove the middle bar)|
||UHMWPE and HTPE 40mm main strap, Chromoly steel toe, Aluminum secondary point and rear|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski mountaineering, mountaineering, glacier travel|
|Notes||Compactable due to its flexible strap|
|Bottom Line||Lightweight and compactable crampon with a steel toe|
|Compare to other Crampons|
Questions & Reviews
You may notice the crampon get a little less snug during the first use or two, especially when the dyneema gets wet. While you can adjust length in the field, it could be nice to break them in at home: dip the dyneema in water, adjust the crampons quite snug, be sure to firmly pull all slack out the dyneema webbing tail, and leave them on the boots overnight.
Also, the Harfang has a micro-adjust in the heel lever that may be able to compensate for a small amount of length variation.
We tested the Harfang on a Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro (BSL 343mm). That combo worked with some "center bar" to spare!
I've had trouble finding a semi-auto crampon where the heel lever doesn't interfere with the somewhat bulky way the walk-to-ski lever is designed, on my daughter's Movement Explorer Jr. boots. I wonder if you could check this out, if you have some in stock?
We have not had any durability feedback on the Harfang as of yet, which is a good sign. We carry other skimo crampons that blend steel and aluminum components as well as a non-rigid center bar that can be used as a proxy.
If you find yourself waltzing around on moraine, the aluminum components will tire far more quickly than steel. As far as the UHMWPE and HTPE center bar is concerned, I have put a set of the Petzl Irvis Hybrid crampons through the wringer. They use a similar material (Dyneema) to join front and rear. They have held up well in anything from rock and ice to snow. I would expect the same out of the center bar used in the Harfang.
At this time, we do not stock any replacement Harfang parts. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!
If I even need that to be able to use it both with a conventional AT ski boot, and with the Scarpa Charmoz HD Mountaineering Boot, which is listed as being compatible with semiautomatic crampons (https://www.rei.com/product/165729/scarpa-charmoz-hd-mountaineering-boots-mens)
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