This crampon is the evolution of the G20 model that has established the new standard of lightness in the technical crampons. The new MONO-RAIL technology (patented) distributes the points in an intelligent and original way.
The New-Matic binding is a n evolution of the Cramp-O-Matic system which utilises the C-O-M rear bale and lever. The plastic harness system is hinged from two front posts which retain the boot securely even if it has a shallow, worn front welt or overboots are being used. It is a simple and efficient binding, being far more versatile than the original Cramp-O-Matic style. Made in dual-component plastic: the black part is stronger, bearing the strain whilst the yellow part is softer, increasing adherence to the boot. The harness is made from the strongest, most durable plastic available -Zytel DuPont, which was developed for the manufacture of alpine ski bindings. Obviously it cannot last forever, so please, after long and severe use replace the harness the same way you would resole trekking boots or rock climbing shoes.
|Antibott included:||Prevents snow build-up beneath the crampon|
|Boot Size Range:||4-12|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Fits boot sizes:||37-48 (Women's 6 to Men's 15)|
|Number of Points:||12|
|Weight:||2 lb. 0.8 oz.|
|Weight (Grams):||930 g|
The toe bail is asymetrical, a good fit for my Sportiva Makalu, but that boot is unsuitable for the vertical ice this crampon is designed for. Perhaps they fit as well on Nepal EVO.
For my Koflach Arctis Expe, not so much. That is, until I relocated the bail wire to the center hole on the inside and rearward hole on the outside. In that position the bail gets a solid, secure and even bite across more than 3/4 of the front welt.
A minor annoyance, snow gathers between the center bar and boot. Not a safety issue or a deal breaker, just a little annoying.
The Grivel G22 has a functional and inovative design that I have not seen with other brands. This semi-rigid crampon offered solid kicks into ice and the anti-bot plates did their job as well. I used these on a mixed route called Dreamweaver in RMNP and was pleased with their performance and durability.