Petzl Irvis 10-Point Crampon

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Petzl Irvis 10-Point Crampon and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 70 (out of 100) 
User Rating: 3.5 stars   
Expert Rating: 3.5 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 8


Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Easy to adjust length.
  • One of the lightest steel crampons on the market.
  • Easy to pack.

Expert Reviews

  • Nice adaptability between automatic and semi-automatic, depending on which boots I’m using.
  • A good balance between durability and lightweight.
  • Not as light as aluminum crampons but more versatile since they can be used on rock.
  • A good one-crampon quiver for ski mountaineering and glacier travel.


Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Doesn’t fit large shoe sizes.

Expert Reviews

  • Can be tricky to switch the front from a toe bail (automatic) to a strap (semi-automatic).
  • Toe bail may not fit narrow boots as well.


The Petzl Irvis 10-Point Crampon is impressively lightweight for a steel crampon. As a result, it is durable yet not too burdensome to bring on trips. Unfortunately, those with large feet may not be able to fit their longer boots into this crampon.

Note: User rankings were reviewed across the web and expert rankings were reviewed on wildsnow