Really a great product. I've used this both backpacking and mountaineering and mountaineering and it has preformed admirably on all occasions. By using the quick adjust strap system its easy to strap them from anything from my mountaineering boots to my running shoes. It really has bomber construction and the steel really adds to its durability. Overall a very good product at quite a reasonable price especially when you can get them on sale.
Sometimes becomes a little loose, you really have to make sure they are tight on you boot. They are a little heavy.
I purchased this item for my Ecuador trip for technical and non technical climbs. They were perfect as they are compact, lightweight and easy to travel with. Although they've had a lot of use, the points are still sharp.
points are very sharp, watch out for your pants and gaiters!!