i was thinking of getting a pair. I am on the East Coast, would use them early morning before resort opened for uphill travel as well as some back country. Has anyone used them? If so any thought on them. I want to start doing some uphill travel and it seems like this is a good alternative. Any support would be appreciated. Many thanks,
So I spent 2 full days on my drifts in jackson backcountry in about waist deep when walking in it pow while others with us were on splitboards. I kept up with them just fine. But I'm also a bigger dude at 250lbs 6'3" so there were times where I was still sinking much more than they were. On the steeper inclines the verts my buddy had are much more efficient over drifts or a splitboard. There were a few times where I was not getting the traction I needed and it took me a few gos to get up some spots but I eventually was able to get where I was needing to go. All in all I think they do their job and will get you to where you need to go especially if you keep the ascent more mellow. I'll prob get the crampons to help with the steeper ascents in the future.