Rock + Run Kahtoola Microspikes bag

A couple of weeks ago, Rock + Run posted a competition on their Facebook wall offering the first few people to send them a pic of themselves wearing their Kahtoola Microspikes the chance to test on of their new Microspikes Bags.

I was one of those lucky people to be sent a bag so thought I would post my first impressions on here, especially as I had been looking at getting something to keep my spikes in for the coming winter as the stuff sack I currently keep my spikes in is  a little bit thin and keeps ripping.

The Rock + Run bag is made from what seems like pretty tough and abrasion resistent polyester, this pre production version has a press stud closure, hanging strap and a couple of drainage holes in the bottom of the bag.

It weighs 57g and rolls up really small so you won’t notice it in your pack or pocket. My XL Kahtoola Microspikes fit in it nice and snugly and there’s no signs that the spikes will manage to poke their way through the material. The drainage holes have a nice brass eyelet round which should prevent any ripping if one of the spikes manages to find it’s way into it.

(Click to view a close up.)

My only criticism seems to be one that they’ve rectified already by replacing the press stud with a plastic buckle and strap, this should be easier to close once your spikes are in the bag as I found it a little bit fiddly trying to get the press stud to clip in, It should also make the bag easier to access when you’ve got gloves on. The only other improvement I can think of would be to add a couple of loops to the outside of the bag so it can be fixed to the outside of a rucksack a bit more securely.

If you fancy getting one then keep an eye out on the Rock + Run website as they should be available to buy very soon. I guess it will retail at somewhere near £5 judging by the crampon bags already on the website.


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