We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Petzl Irvis 10-Point Crampon and summarize the results below:
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Easy to adjust length.
- One of the lightest steel crampons on the market.
- Easy to pack.
- 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:
- Doesn’t fit large shoe sizes.
- 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