Walk, hike and run on snow packed trails with ease in MICROspikes. This pocket-sized traction system is lightweight and features stainless steel spikes connected to a flex chain with a strong elastomer shoe harness. This harness fits easily over running or hiking shoes and requires no buckles or straps. MICROspikes grip to nearly any surface, including: ice, packed snow, wet rocks and concrete. $59 kahtoola.com
Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.