Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System - $59.95

This light, versatile traction system from Kahtoola is designed for use with any common footwear from trail running shoes to hiking boots to snow boots. From BACKPACKER 2012 Editors' Choice Awards: "Since they came out in 2007, our staffers have used the low-profile spikes from the Rockies to the Alps.". Ideal for winter walking, hiking, trail running, adventure racing, non-technical mountaineering and even snow shoveling. Constructed of high-quality stainless steel, strategically placed spikes and flex-chain combine to dig into the ground and grip any terrain. Tough elastomer shoe harness ensures a snug, responsive fit and secures easily. Compact size takes up little space in pack, car or emergency kit. - $59.95