Snowline Chainsen Light Spikes

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  • 12 spikes – 8 forefoot & 4 heel
  • Stainless steel, durable & corrosion resistant
  • Secure elastomer harness – easy on, easy off
  • Fit nearly all shoes & boots
  • 28% lighter than MICROspikes®


Snowline Chainsen Light Spikes are a lightweight version of the tried and true Chainsen design. They provide extra needed traction when you encounter difficult snow fields and muddy conditions along the trail. In addition to more secure footing, they provide a psychological edge, allowing you to tackle more challenging terrain. And they weigh just 8.6 oz (243 g) per pair, 28% lighter than MICROspikes®.

With 12 spikes per foot, 8 in the forefoot and 4 in the heel, you’ll walk with confidence. The 0.48-0.59 in. (12.2-14.9 mm) long spikes are made of hardened 400 series stainless steel for high durability and corrosion resistance. The independent spike groups, connected by chain, keep snow from collecting under your foot. And the chain design allows the spikes to flex with your shoes as well as fit varying shoe designs. The chains are hardened stainless steel and welded for high strength.


Compare Chainsen City Chainsen Trail Chainsen Light MICROspikes®
   Spikes - Forefoot/Heel 6/0 8/5 8/4 8/4
   Spike Length* 0.3 in. (7.5 mm) 0.3 in. (7.5 mm) 0.48-0.59 in. (12.2-14.9 mm) 0.5-0.56 in. (12.6-14.3 mm)
   Weight (pair) 2.5 oz (70 g) 7.0 oz (198 g) 8.6 oz (243 g) 11.9 oz (338 g)

*Measured values, from under spike plate to tip


Light Spikes are securely held on your shoes or boots with a stretchy thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) harness. Loop over your toe box and stretch around your heel. No extra straps or buckles. Easy on, easy off. The eyelets are reinforced for strength and improved longevity. The spikes will fit nearly every shoe or boot.

Light Spikes are packed in a durable zippered storage case to protect the other items in your pack.


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Size US Euro Eyelet Weight* (pair)
Men Women
Shoes Boots Shoes Boots Shoes Boots
M 4.5-7.5 3.5-7 6-9 5-8.5 36-40 35-39 Red 8.1 oz (231 g)
L 7.5-10.5 7-9 9-12 8.5-10.5 40-44 39-43 Blue 8.6 oz (243 g)
XL 10.5-13.5 9-13 12-15 10.5-14.5 44-48 43-47 Grey 9.4 oz (267 g)

*Weight of pair without storage case 



Spike Quantity: 12 per foot (8 forefoot, 4 heel)

Spike Length

   Forefoot: 4x 0.52 in. (13.2 mm), 4x 0.48 in. (12.2 mm)

   Heel2x 0.59 in. (14.9 mm), 2x 0.48 in. (12.2 mm)


   Spikes: 420J2 Stainless steel, hardened

   Chain: 304 Stainless steel, hardened, welded

   Elastomer: Reinforced thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), maintains flexibility to -76˚F (-60˚C) (TUV certified to -4˚F (-20˚C))

Packed Dimensions (LxWxH): 5.4 x 3.9 x 2.2 in. (13.7 x 9.9 x 0.9 cm)

Storage Case Weight: 1.5 oz (43.4 g)



  • Sharp spikes. To avoid possible injury or damage, point spikes away from you and others and use caution when handling and wearing. Do NOT step on or kick people, animals, or valuables while wearing spikes. When not in use, store and transport in the protective case.
  • Check for damage before use and do NOT use if damaged.
  • Put on while seated to avoid injury.
  • Keep away from children under age 14 to avoid injury.
  • Use caution when stepping on slippery or sloped surfaces to avoid injury. NOT intended for use in competitions or on steep terrain where crampons would be more suitable.

In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.

Limited Warranty Snowline warrants this product to the original owner to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 2 years after purchase. In no event shall Snowline be liable for any consequential damages that may result from using this product.