Yak Trax Review and Giveaway

It hasn’t been the snowiest winter on record but it has been the snowiest of my running career. (I’ve been running for 3 years but this is the first winter I’ve attempted to run outdoors.)

This is what the website says about Yak Trax Pro:


  • Easy On/Off
  • Walk Naturally
  • Spikeless/Ultralight
  • Helps reduce the Risk of Falls & Injuries

Yaktrax have a unique, spikeless, patented coil design, unlike other products on the market.

The Yaktrax Pro will instantly give you better traction, confidence and safety on packed snow or ice. Move about naturally with the same solid grip that you are accustomerd to on dry surfaces. Walk or run as you normally would and experience stability on ice and snow like you have never felt before.

Made with high strength, abrasion resistant 1.4mm steel coils and heavy duty natural rubber material, the Yaktrax Pro easily conforms to the shape of your boot or shoe. With its patented SkidLock coil design, the Yaktrax Pro provides 360 degrees of traction on packed snow and ice and can be worn in temperatures as low as -41° Fahrenheit.

We’ve recently had a lot of ice and snow where I live. The streets are clear but behind my house is the “water line” which is a trail for walking. running & snowmobiling.  Perfect for testing the Yak Trax!!

I had a little difficulty getting them on but if I read the directions, I wouldn’t have.

I expected them to feel clunky but they didn’t at all.  I quickly ran just as normally as without them. The best part was that I was able to run through the snow, slush and ice and I didn’t slip and fall!!!

So if you hate the treadmill but are afraid to run on the slippery roads, Yak Trax are for you!!!

Spring should be here soon!! But I will be using Yak Trax Pros next winter.

Note: I was sent these  free of charge to review. However, the opinion is solely mine.

To win  a pair of Yak Trax Pro (S), here’s what to do:


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Deadline is March 20, 2011. The winner will be announced on March 21, 2011. 

Happy Running! Good Luck!

30 thoughts on “Yak Trax Review and Giveaway

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  2. I love my Yak Trax! Since I have a pair, I wouldn’t be winning them for me. I’m entering for my husband who desperately needs a pair! I don’t know how many times this winter he mentioned he should buy a pair so he could run outside.


  3. I would love a pair of yaktrax, because out here in Québec, we always get lots of snow. I got some spikes, but they don’t work for running…so I really want some yaktrax!!


  4. I really wanted to try these after running in the snow all last winter. Now that I’ve also spent a lengthy period of time running solely on a treadmill, I have an even greater desire to try Yak Trax so that I can get outside in all kinds of winter weather.


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  6. I subscribed. I’d love to win these!! We’ve had a couple of rough, snowy, icy winters here in DC and running in it has not been fun.


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