The lightest way to get your steel on! The Irvis Hybrid crampons feature steel toes designed to hold up against rock impacts for those questionable routes. Petzl also understands that you don’t want to lug a massive crampon up a mountain, so with weight conservation in mind they paired the toes with an aluminum heel and connected the dots with the ultralight Cord-Tec linking system. That means they are also super packable, since you can just fold the crampons in half and stuff them in your pack. The Irvis Hybrids will fit just about any boot since they come with both an automatic and a semi-automatic bail system. Petzl ships them with a simple wire bail installed for ski boots, but you can also swap in the included flexible bail for TLT7s or other boots suspiciously missing a hard toe-welt. If you can’t decide which crampon you need for your purposes, the Petzl Irvis Hybrid makes it so you don’t have to! Just buy this and it will work.
- CORD-TEC linking system is flexible and fits all boots up to around US size 13 men.
- Also shipped with FlexLock bail to attaching to boots without a good toe welt (+25g).
- Installed automatic bail is fast for ski boots and keeps the crampons amazingly light.
- Comes with ANTISNOW plates installed to help prevent dangerous snow build-up.
- Four-point aluminum heel is light and lets you go French-style up steep couloirs.
- Six-point steel toe platform is rugged enough for big routes in low snow.
- Protective nylon carry bag with drawstring included.
- Certified to CE EN 893, UIAA standards.
||233g [w/o anti-bot]
270g [w/ anti-bot]
|Weight (pair)||466g [w/o anti-bot]
540g [w/ anti-bot]
||Aluminum, steel, nylon, dyneema|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski mountaineering, mountaineering, glacier travel|
|Notes||Packs very small due to the Dyneema linking cord|
|Bottom Line||Business in front, party in the back|
|Compare to other Crampons|
Questions & Reviews
Or should I just stick with the Irvis and mod the bails?
I'm maxed out on the shortest length (the strings are on the very back grooves) for a 278mm BSL ski boot. I did however just notice the two additional holes on the back plate to bring the heel welt arms forward, so this probably shouldn't be an issue.
Also when you first receive this binding, you should at least crank it as tight as you can on your intended boot and let it sit for a day or night as the dyneema can stretch. I've had friends whose crampons came off because they did not do this or did not get a tight enough fit to begin with (again you want it tight).
You should also probably have an extra cord juuust in case. (I had to be super ginger with them when scrambling a bit of rock).
Overall I'm very happy with these crampons, and have no excuse not to carry them as they pack up super neatly. I'm planning on continuing to use them for summer hiking, climbing, and approaches in the North Cascades with approach shoes or trail runners by buying the LeverLock Back Levers on this very site.
Also, I've yet to have the cord fail on me, but if anyone needs a spare, they're available here!
As some other users have mentioned, the Cord-Tec linking system is a bit more difficult to use than a standard center bar; but the advantages it affords are worth the learning curve. I'd recommend leaving the crampons on your boots overnight in order to thoroughly stretch the system out. Then, in the morning tighten the cord by two(ish) notches. This should give you a very secure and tight connection on most ski boots.
I replaced the anti-balling plates on mine with gorilla tape, and have not run into any issues so far.
Thanks so much!!
They definitely do! I've got that exact boot and these exact crampons, they fit great!
It's common practice among crampon users to actually bend the bail in a vice to make a custom fit of the crampon bail to the boot. Also, even though there is a small gap in the photo above, it won't effect the performance of the crampon & boot. You would be totally fine just leaving it as it is!
Thanks for the question! No one here has used the Billy Goats (Verts are more appropriate in the Wasatch). The Billy Goat website does list the Petzl Leopard as being compatible, but we can not speak from personal experience. Sorry we couldn't be more helpful!
Yes they will! And sorry for the delayed response, looks like we forgot to answer this!
Skimo does a great job in everything - quality products, fast shipping, and always top tier customer service and communication. My purchase was returned to the store without reaching me for some reason, and Will helped me out with my order. There's even a personalized note in my package. Thank you!
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