Crampons that are super light and fast to put on? We’re listening! Dynafit is introducing a novel new crampon system that makes sloppy toe-bail fits a thing of the past: the Cramp-In Crampon. If you are a lucky owner of a Dynafit boot that are compatible with this crampon (hint, if it doesn’t have a toe welt, it’s likely compatible...see note below), your luck is about to be doubled. While the skinning efficiency of the boots using Speed Nose technology is above average, fitting a crampon could be a chore. But now that Dynafit has instigated phase two of global ski-mountaineering domination, you can just don a slick Cramp-In. The crampons attach to a metal bar under the ball of the foot and hook over the heel with a simple bail. A small tab locks into the receptor and hangs on tight once it’s tensioned appropriately using the coated steel cables. A typical ankle strap further secures the cramp-ins. Owners of the best walking ski-boots can now enjoy the lightest and smallest aluminum crampons on the market. Have your cake and eat it too with the Dynafit Cramp-In Crampons.
Compatibility Note: The first generation TLT7s do not have the cutout window in the sole to easily install the adapter. Check your sole for a rectangle under the ball of your foot. If you don't see one, expect to do some heavier mods for these to work.
Alloy toe and heel, steel cables, plastic heel lever with heel strap
Skimo Co Says
Skimo racing, fast touring, seamless transitions
Discrete catch tab on toe piece
Streamlined crampon for Speed Nose boots
Luke P (hasn't used product)
I like them so far. Haven’t used them yet. Super lightweight. Seem to be pretty solid for aluminum. We’ll se how they hold up. I was able to install the hardware on the boot sole pretty quickly and without any hangups. I wouldn’t attempt it if your not mechanical though. Wish they sold extra mounting parts for the boot sole though. Not very practical if you have more than one pair of Dynafits...
Lightweight and Bomber (downright abused product)
I used these all of last spring and can't wait to put them on my boots again this year. I used them on steep spring snow, deep boot packs, and short easy ice steps without feeling insecure.
Getting them on is really easy and once on the boots you almost forget you have them since they are so light. They have turned into my go-to crampon for my ski-mountaineering objectives where I would bring all aluminium crampons. They are the perfect pairing with a PDG2, TLT7/8, or HOJI Boot (excluding the Free).
**Disclosure - I work as a rep for Dynafit**
Really happy with the quality. Where can I get another set of the boot sole adapters though?
Glad to hear that you are happy with the Cramp-IN thus far. Sadly, the sole adaptors are not yet available as a spare part. I am not expecting to have them in the near future either. I apologize for the hassle that this causes when you have 2 (or three like is my case (-: ) pairs of boots that you would like to use the Cramp-In with.
Is it possible to install the needed hardware on the PDG boot, or just the PDG 2? I have the PDG and the Hoji, and am wondering whether these crampons will be compatible with both pairs of boots (whether I can install the toe piece hardware to both pairs of boots).
Hey Matt! It's important to note the distinction between the PDG and PDG 2. The Cramp-In is designed for the PDG 2 and isn't necessarily compatible out of the box with the PDG. In order for it to be compatible with either boot though you'll have to install some extra hardware, but the PDG 2 is set up for that installation to be much easier.