Titanium is an excellent choice for cleats
If you’re familiar with Vargo at all, you know that they’re bonkers for titanium. I picture their office as a big James Bond style hideout made from titanium, where they all gather around a titanium round table planning the next titanium gadget they’ll create.
They have an impressive line of titanium outdoor gear, and have just announced their Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats, which made us very happy at 50 Campfires. Why? Because titanium is superior to steel in many ways.
Titanium can withstand a greater range of temperature than steel and is more flexible. This is particularly great for cleats that might be going from ice to rock all day in sub-zero temperatures because it won’t shatter or break.
It is highly resistant to corrosion. This means we can hike all day in them, throw them in the back of the car, go grab a pint, and not worry about them.
Titanium has an exceptional resistance to acids and industrial chemicals. Hey, we don’t what kinds of crazy places you’re hiking in. Wherever it may be, know that the titanium cleats will be unaffected.
The best part of titanium vs steel – it’s lighter. Like, a lot lighter. Titanium is generally 40-45% lighter than steel, which makes it highly desirable for campers and hikers.
If you do a lot of hiking (or even walking) in icy conditions, the Vargo Titanium Pocket Cleats are worth a look. You can bet that they’ll last a long time.