CAMP bills the XLC Nanotech as the most sophisticated mountaineering crampons in the world. We think calling them sophisticated belies the simple, reliable security these add to ski mountaineering adventures. Even though they have innovative Sandvik Nanoflex® steel reinforcements on the front points, they are still easy to put on and to kick into snow ice. Just be warned that they might last a bit longer than typical aluminum crampons since the durable steel alloy is designed to take more abuse from rock and other obstacles you might encounter under the surface. The front points also penetrate a little deeper into the hard stuff, when every millimeter of purchase is appreciated.
|Automatic||Most ski boots; other plastic boots with heel and toe welts.|
|Semi-Automatic||All ski boots; mountaineering boots with rigid heel welts.|
* Note the Semi-Autos have a quick-adjust linking bar while the Autos are screw-adjust.
|Weight (pair)||470g [Automatic]
|Materials||7075 aluminum, Nanoflex steel alloy|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Everyday ski mountaineering|
|Notes||Steel reinforced toe points increase strength and performance|
|Bottom Line||Sophisticated tech, simple confidence|