Icebugs: Superior Winter Grip, Many Styles

Icebugs look like the go-to shoe if you spend your winters navigating slick, sketchy trails or sidewalks. That's because they come complete with Bugrip outsoles with carbide traction spikes that give you grip on even the slipperiest ice. When the ground turns hard and dry, the traction spikes retract into the soles, so they don't trip you up. Those Icebug shoes that don't come with Bugrip soles can be outfitted with Bugweb, a carbide traction...
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Hillsound Running Crampons

I just started trail running this past summer, and for the past two or three months, I have just felt myself getting fat and out of shape. Most of my main winter activities are powered by mechanics, and I haven't been getting enough real exercise. Long story short, I've been looking for something that would allow me to run during the winter. At first I was thinking running/race snowshoes, but the trail is typically hardpacked...
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Winter Essentials: Ice Survival Kit

  Ever have a fear of falling through the ice, flailing around in the frigid waters, knocking helplessly against the ice above until you run out of air? Well, you should, because that's horrifying. If you happen to travel in icy terrain during the winter and want to do so a little more safely, you may want to pick up this Ice Safety Kit from Jackson, Wyoming-based Frabill. The kit includes carbide-studded traction soles to...
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DIY Winter Bike Tires--With Zip Ties

Fritz Rice was a victim of one of this winter' snowpocalypses, and being the intrepid biker he is, he wanted to keep riding through the frozen mess. His solution for maintaining traction? A box of zip ties. Ingenious. Via.      
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Claw Through Ice and Snow: 4 Traction Systems to Keep You Moving

I've long been familiar with Yak Trax and have used them whenever walking in slick, icy, hardpack conditions. While the traction makes a huge difference, I have noticed some drawbacks. The cylindrical spring design is rather uncomfortable and unnatural on the sole of the foot and the rubber seems to be prone to wear. While Yak Trax are the most readily available light-duty, portable traction solution that I've found, there are many smaller companies that...
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