FreeSteps6® Crampons [US]


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The redesigned FreeSteps6® offers durable, ultra-light traction performance to those needing a simple anti-slip aid for outdoor activities. FreeSteps6 provides excellent grip if you are winter walking, ice fishing on a frozen lake, working your way through muddy trail sections, manoeuvring slippery rocks while fly fishing (river wading), or simply shoveling an icy driveway - these crampons / ice cleats will give you the confidence to move around in slippery conditions. 

US Patented.



    • Versatile: Can be combined with a variety of footwear options (incl. insulated boots) and be used in several different types of settings
    • Reliable grip and comfortable: 21 stainless steel 1/4 inch spikes that are dispersed across a broad area
    • Durable: Utilizing heat moulded elastomer, this harness holds tight in the coldest of conditions
    • Easy to get on and off: Designed to be easy to put on, fit securely when wearing, and simple to remove
    • Lightweight and packable: Hillsound's lightest crampons! The medium size are just over 12 ounces for a pair


      • Materials

        • Stainless steel spikes
        • Elastomer harness
      • Weight

        • Size M (pair): 12.17 oz (345 g)
      • Spikes

        • Length: 1/4" (0.7 cm)
        • Number of spikes: 21
      • Color options

        • Black
        • Green

      Recommended use:

      • Winter walking / hiking
      • Fly fishing
      • Ice fishing

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      Customer Reviews

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 14 reviews
      Edmund Hudon
      Great for winter fishing

      Just finished 4 days of winter steelhead fishing. Free steps worked great on slippery rocks and fast currents. Easy to put on and take off. Like any other spiked footwear, snow did gather on the crampons but was easily removed with a foot stomp while walking. Highly recommended!

      Robert Pou

      Not worn yet.

      Hi Robert,

      Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback! We are looking forward to hearing how your FreeSteps6® Crampons perform when you get the chance to try them out!

      Broke on the first hike

      Used these crampons for the first time on a 2 hour winter hike with lots of snow. They worked well for most of the hike but towards the end, one of the chain links bent open and the chain fell loose. When I got home I was easily able to bend it back with pliers (it appears that the steel used is very soft). I have not used them since due to concern for durability. Would not buy again.


      Honestly, I haven't used them yet. The sizing chart is whacked. Used the chart and bought a L. Tried to but them on my boot and just about needed power tools, and when on, the stiff rubber was causing the boot to bunch up, making my feet hurt. And this was in a nice warm house. The size is so far off, the back cleat is about 2 inches from the back of the heal. I think the cleat should be much closer to the back (like in the pictures) for traction when putting your foot down while walking.

      Soft metal wears quickly!

      I bought these about 6 months ago for Fly fishing in Utah during the winter. I went about 7 times over the 2017-2018 season and the metal connections are worn where the boot meets metal and they've broken in one spot near the toe. I really wished these would last longer.