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Thread: Patagonia River Crampons
07-25-2012, 11:46 AM #1
Patagonia River Crampons
My thoughts on the new Patagonia River Crampons on my blog, here:
07-25-2012, 01:05 PM #2
These are very cool and I am intrigued for sure."We had nice 3 days in your autonomous mountain realm last weekend." - Tom from Austria (the Rax ski guy)
07-25-2012, 09:14 PM #3
I just wish they weren't so damned expensive, especially considering (1) felt is now illegal in VT, and (2) some of the streams around here and more slipery than a hockey rink.
07-26-2012, 11:35 AM #4Registered User
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07-26-2012, 12:05 PM #5"We had nice 3 days in your autonomous mountain realm last weekend." - Tom from Austria (the Rax ski guy)
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07-31-2012, 11:41 AM #7
The rock grip boots with the bars work equally as well and are a little less obnoxious than the crampons. I've been using aluminum for years and it's great. It will wear quite fast which is part of the reason it works so well.
08-13-2012, 03:07 PM #8Registered User
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What are the chances that an owner of River Crampons has Texas plates? $200 for these things is a joke.
08-13-2012, 03:50 PM #9"We had nice 3 days in your autonomous mountain realm last weekend." - Tom from Austria (the Rax ski guy)
08-14-2012, 10:04 AM #10
I bought Patagonia Riverwalker felt sole boots last season and after 50 days of use they are about toast. 149$ boots only last 50 days? Seam stitching is breaking, glue on the toe rand is failing, one lace hook pulled free of the collar and the felt is about 75% done. Those high end Patagucci boots would have to be much, much more durable boots to justify prices like these. The felt performed very well but my boots above the sole were ill fitting, cheap crap made in Thailand, probably spent 2x more marketing it than producing it. Patagonia is supposed to be synonymous with durability, not weak thread and bad glue!
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08-14-2012, 06:53 PM #12
Sure, they should last longer, and send 'em back and patty will get you a fresh pair, but $3 a day ain't that bad, is it????
08-28-2012, 04:42 PM #13
Anyone tried to use the patagonia bar kit on another brand of rubber soled boots?
08-28-2012, 04:51 PM #14
I don't need cleats for fishing out here, but I use these all the time for snow and ice.
They would fit easily over wading boots, I've worn them on everything from running shoes to ski boots.
-removable, and they are tough as nails
Kahtoola Microspikes ~$60
just a thought
08-29-2012, 10:08 AM #15
I think those would be pretty scary for fishing out here and you would slide all over the place.
Also, there are already good spikes you can screw into your boots that work pretty well. The soft aluminum is a supposed to work differently.
08-29-2012, 01:02 PM #16
I see your point, specifically about the softer studs.
I was just thinking that something easily removable would be a lot more practical (I wouldn't want permanent studs) when you're going to be spending time both in a gorgeous drift boat and on slick rocks etc.
The price of those Patagonia crampons is just plain ridiculous, there has to be another, cheaper option out there that would do the serve the same function... just thinking out loud (on a computer)
08-29-2012, 02:16 PM #17
make your own? not a terribly difficult setupLord King of the Beater-Kooks
08-29-2012, 04:08 PM #18
The Simms Alumabite stars are a nice cheap option.
The Crampon pricing is kind of looney, but partially because it's one of those products that Yvon came up and pushed through because it worked well and not because it was intended to be a big seller. They make small quantities at a time which keeps the price up.
08-29-2012, 04:46 PM #19
I was just thinking that the kit for the replacement ones is $29 and comes with the bars, screws and what look like heli-coils for in the boots. Was thinking you could trim the grip for those strips off the bottom of a pair of old Simms boots, where they would mount so they woud be flush and install them.
New Simms Alumabites are also $29:
08-29-2012, 05:22 PM #20
That would probably work, let us know if you go that route and how it turns out. One other piece of advice is add a tad bit of aquaseal or some other adhesive to the screw threads to help them stay in place.
08-29-2012, 05:33 PM #21
For the amount of work it'd take to install 46 helicoils well in a boot, why not just get 2 pairs of boots? Or buy some screws with a deeper thread pattern? That kit looks like a pitaLord King of the Beater-Kooks
08-29-2012, 05:48 PM #22
I'm thinking I might be able to put something together with duct tape and empty beer cans. I'll post here if it works out.
08-29-2012, 06:14 PM #23
08-29-2012, 06:36 PM #24
you need a narrow mouth, widemouths aren't patagucci approvedLord King of the Beater-Kooks
08-29-2012, 06:40 PM #25