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Polar-Trax Traction Device

Item #: 89253

Our Price: $19.97

Regular Price: $49.99

SAVINGS: $30.02 (61%)


 

The Polar-Trax traction devices are all purpose ice creepers designed to be worn over shoes and winter footwear. They are made to be very durable with tons of toothed metal beads that bite into ice and hard packed snow to prevent slippage. The upper is a durable rubber retainer to keep them on your shoe securely but still remain easy to put on and take off.
  • Durable metal traction aids.
  • Holds onto winter footwear securely
  • Easy to put on, easy to take off.

Size chart:
Medium - Mens 6.5-9, Womens 7.5-10
Large - Mens 9.5-12.5, Womens 10.5-up
Extra Large - Mens 13 and up

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Polar-Trax Traction Device
 
3.4

(based on 38 reviews)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        5.0

        great traction

        By MN walker

        from MN

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              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              will order them again when needed

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              3.0

              pretty darn good

              By oldie but goodie

              from NH

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              Pros

              • Easier To Put On Than Som
              • Good On Steep Snowy Slope

              Cons

              • Not So Good On Glare Ice

              Best Uses

              • Hiking On Snowy Slopes

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              These were good in the woods in snow not deep enough for snowshoes. They're fairly easy to get on and off. I was sent two left ones, but since I've been told I have two left feet, it worked out just fine. I had trouble crossing an icy brook; they don't seem to bite into ice well.

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              4.0

              Great traction, but is sizing correct?

              By hiker

              from mentor, ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Don't Fall Off
              • Do Not Fall Off
              • Do Not Fall Off Boots
              • Great traction

              Cons

              • Boot Or Runner Sizing
              • Very tight fit

              Best Uses

              • Snow and ice

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              After first pair broke and putting new set over my Keen Targhee hiking boots I thought maybe these were actually sized for runners and not boots which have larger footprint. So maybe the first set broke because I have them overstretched.
              The good this is...I don't lose them on the trail!

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              3.0

              order larger size

              By Conifer Kate

              from Conifer, Co.

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              Pros

              • Good Traction
              • reasonable price
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Ran Small To Stretch
              • Rubber Very Tight

              Best Uses

              • Walking On Snow Packice

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              I ordered a size medium (for a women's shoe size 9). Couldn't stretch to fit over hiking boot. Returned for a large, but out of stock.

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              4.0

              Polar Trax

              By Coaster Brake

              from D/FW

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Appear Well Designed

              Cons

              • Mdm Fit Wms Size 9 Tite

              Best Uses

              • Slippery Path Hiking

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              I haven't had a chance to use these much but they seem well-suited for icy worn path and sidewalk use. The medium fits a womens size 9 boot very tightly. A large might work better but then again, it might be a little loose.

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              1.0

              Save your money

              By David

              from Williston, ND

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              They just don't keep you from slipping on ice and hard pack snow. So what are they good for? I have no idea.

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              2.0

              Good for driveway, NOT trail.

              By tbc

              from ny, ny

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              Opted for these to save a few bucks and with the hope that they would take the abuse on the trail. It wasn't so. On the first two hikes they slipped over my heel multiple times (13 size shoe, large sized traction device, the size that was reccomended). On the third hike the wire holding it all together broke on both of them. Good for the driveway, cannot hold up on the trail.

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              4.0

              Some of the best ice cleats around

              By Dee the paper girl

              from Fairmont, WV

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              These are really good on the ice and snow! We deliver newspapers in the middle of the night and it gets really slippery. These are really good. These really lessen the chances of you slipping on the ice.

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              3.0

              Stability problems

              By Dr. Science

              from Eagan Minnesota

              Pros

              • Easy To Mount On Boot
              • Very strong durable

              Cons

              • Poor Lateral Stability
              • Poor traction on ice

              Best Uses

              • Hiking On Packed Snow

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              Polar Trax were very easy to mount on boots and seem like they would be extremely durable. Provided good traction on packed snow. Traction on solid hard ice is poor both on a trail or lake surface. Lateral stability is also poor since the traction beads can actually spin on their connecting wire. This makes traversing a slope very treacherous if you are on a solid surface like ice or even bare ground.

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              5.0

              I am going to buy more

              By The Dog Woman

              from Tabernash, CO

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Polar-Trax Traction Device:

              I have tried many of these type of products. The Polar Trax are great for the following reasons:
              I can alternate to deep snow and not worry about losing my Polar Trax. They don't come off until I remove it.

              Even if they get iced up they still perform, even in the coldest of weather. (-5')

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              • Q:

                Is the rubber strap adjustable?
                Asked on 10/28/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Straps are not adjustable. You need to order the correct size for your shoe in the size drop down.

                  Size chart:
                  Medium - Mens 6.5-9, Womens 7.5-10
                  Large - Mens 9.5-12.5, Womens 10.5-up
                  Extra Large - Mens 13 and up

                  Answered on 10/31/2011 by Steve from Campmor
              • Q:

                what is the weight of the pair of devices?
                Asked on 7/10/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  one pair weighs .85 lbs

                  Answered on 7/12/2011 by Anonymous
              • Q:

                How are these for hiking in the adk high peaks, i.e. snow spines rocks with ice or packed hiking trails
                Asked on 1/4/2011 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  From what we ahve heard from the reviews these seem to be best on packed snow. They are less effective on ice.

                  Answered on 1/7/2011 by Betty
              • Q:

                Will they work with trailrunners?
                Asked on 11/29/2010 by Anonymous

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  These will work with any footwear.

                  Answered on 12/1/2010 by Shawn from New Jersey
              • Q:

                My shoes vary between size 9 & 10, depending on the brand. This item states to order the MEDIUM up to shoe size 9 and to order the LARGE from shoe size 9.5+. Do you have any idea which size would work best for me?
                Asked on 11/14/2010 by Anonymous from Sanbornton, NH

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  For Polar-Trax Traction Device go with a size L

                  Answered on 11/18/2010 by Steve from Campmor
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