The Grivel Air Tech NewMatic's are excellent multi-use crampons. In many ways an ideal crampon for winter walking and mountaineering in the UK, and indeed classic alpinism in the mountains of Europe. These crampons benefit from low weight and low profile, they are dexterous and easy to walk in. They excel on mixed terrain, as the points are a little shorter than many, more traditional crampons. This means you feel more planted, not up on 'stilts', when crossing rock and they feel light, precise and nimble. They are an intelligently designed modern crampon that bridges the gap between a walking crampon and mountaineering crampon. Because of this the Air tech will fit a wider range of B1/B2 footwear
The Air Tech NM Crampons lack the very aggressive front points of the Grivel G12 and G14, so are less well suited to more technical or vertical terrain, but for the majority of users the Air Tech's cover most bases. They represent an excellent modern walking/mountaineering 12 point crampon design and definitely blur the boundaries between the old C1/C2 ratings.
Due to their lightness, versatility and small pack size, the Grivel air Tech NM's will also appeal to Ski Mountaineers and alpine trekkers.