Cat Tracks or Skootys?

murphysf

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Hello

Due to COVID, its looking like most of us will be booting up in the parking lot.

I am thinking now is the time to get some type of boot sole protector.

So far I have seen two products Cat Tracks and Skootys.

Are there any others?

What do people like?

I'll need to get 3 sets (I have two kids).
 

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Yak Trax Ski Trax..

You can leave them hanging your cable lock on the railing at the base lodge. I've never needed to do anything else with mine and never ever had to put in my pocket.

Ugh, "this product is no longer available." Glad I have two sets of them..

 
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I have a pair of ski Skootys. You can have them for the price of shipping and a donation to the site.
Thanks!
Sounds good, I'll send you a PM
 

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also worth having a look at Sidas Ski boot traction, we stopped doing cat tracks as the price kept going up, the traction are a little more bulky but easier to put on and have a slight rocker on them
 

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I'd not seen Scootys. The thing I really like about the Trax other than them being more robust and durable than old cat tracks is the fact the SiTrax are roCKERed. I see the Scooty's are also rockered
 
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also worth having a look at Sidas Ski boot traction, we stopped doing cat tracks as the price kept going up, the traction are a little more bulky but easier to put on and have a slight rocker on them
Just ordered these. Unfortunately the Yak Trax ones didn't fit my boots. That came as a surprise. I hope these fit.
 

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I prefer Skootys and have been using the ones with the added ice traction for years now:

https://skiskootys.com/collections/frontpage/products/skiskooty-claws

Note that the "claws" version is a bit bulkier than the regular Skootys.

For me, the Skootys are much easier to get on/off than Yak/Cat Trax. Easy on/off is the number one priority for me with this kind of product. Before Skootys, I'd use Yak/Cat Trax & mod them by adding a short cord at the heel to make on/off easier. But it was still awkward. Not the case with Skootys at all for me.

I've never had a problem with the Skootys falling off during use or breaking. Can't say that about the Trax products.
 

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I have Scootys. Very easy to get on/off and once they're on walking is more secure and noticeably faster although their main purpose is of course to protect the boots. I only use them if I know I have a sizeable walk to/from the snow, which can easily happen if I'm skiing somewhere like Ruapehu where most of the car parks are a good distance from the snow.

They seem too big to carry around in my pockets, so I either carry them in a small backpack or stash them in a locker.
 

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Buy now, thank me later.
Ordered. Received. Thank you.

Best version of them all. Dense material, strong construction at the intersections of parts, rockered, adjustable fit for numerous boot lengths using a Philips, and last but definitely not least the pull strap on the heel is hefty and easy to grab.
 

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Ordered. Received. Thank you.

Best version of them all. Dense material, strong construction at the intersections of parts, rockered, adjustable fit for numerous boot lengths using a Philips, and last but definitely not least the pull strap on the heel is hefty and easy to grab.
Ditto. Picked up a pair last season and these seem to be bomb-proof. I was a CatTracks user for years and the Sidas blow them away in ease of use, durability, and walking comfort.
 

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The issue with the Sidas things is you can't put them in a jacket pocket as you ski. They are BIG. So... better have a ski/snowboard lock that can secure these to a rack outside.
 
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The issue with the Silas things is you can't put them in a jacket pocket as you ski. They are BIG. So... better have a ski/snowboard lock that can secure these to a rack outside.
Or you can hide them somewhere under the snow like I always do... ;)
 

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The issue with the Sidas things is you can't put them in a jacket pocket as you ski. They are BIG. So... better have a ski/snowboard lock that can secure these to a rack outside.

Fold them like a flip phone , one half goes into the other. I carry mine in my jacket pockets at all times.
 

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I tried to order a pair of the Sidas thingies, but in the checkout process got: "There are no carriers that deliver to the address you selected" How did you get past that, @LiquidFeet ?

Edit: Never mind. Quick Google for USA site worked. Duh...
 
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