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Offline Okanagan

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Has anyone compared a pair of the Micro Spike knock offs to Khatoola's?  Do they work and how long do they hold up?

I LOVE my Kahtoola's and wear them daily picking wild berries plus on wet wood hunting deer and all winter for predator calling.  After three years mine broke day before yesterday.  The price of new Kahtoola's is breathtaking for a set of glorified rubber bands with spikes.  I can buy FOUR pair of the knock-offs on Amazon for about the price of one Kahtoola's.  If it were a matter of ten bucks or even half, I'd go for the Kahtoola's without second thought.

Has anyone actually used both?  If so, how do they compare?



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Re: Quality of Kahtoola Microspikes compared to 1/4 price knock-offs?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 09:22:29 PM »
Still curious if anyone has compared but it is academic now.  I had an unexpected chance to hit REI in Bellingham today and bought the only pair of Kahtoola Micro spikes in the store.  They fit my boots and I want to use them tomorrow, so grabbed them rather than order something online.  Bird in the hand.

The new micro spikes are much thinner rubber material than the old ones.




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Re: Quality of Kahtoola Microspikes compared to 1/4 price knock-offs?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 09:47:59 PM »
id like to try the longer versions for chukar hunting.  the micros worked good but the longer spikes would have helped in the steeper country with the snow.

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Re: Quality of Kahtoola Microspikes compared to 1/4 price knock-offs?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 07:45:46 PM »
After one day of use, will report that IMO the slight changes in my new Micro Spikes have improved them.  They stay in place on the boot better.  Hope they last as well.

Stepped on a wasp nest in the ground and had to run for it through ferns and brush down the slope of a grown up clear-cut, with an open bucket of berries in hand.  :P Glad I was wearing the spikes for more sure footing.




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Re: Quality of Kahtoola Microspikes compared to 1/4 price knock-offs?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 10:33:46 PM »
I can only compare mine to yak traks which isnít really a fair comparison. I wore them for a little while one day goat hunting. Too much snow to really make a difference. Took them off and put them back in the backpack.
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