Closeouts. Exercise and adventure in the winter months begins with a pair of Komperdell Alpinist snowshoes. They're designed for rugged conditions with hard-wearing decking, and lightweight, anodized-aluminum frames.
Extra hard-wearing and snow-repellent Hypalon® decking
Lightweight anodized aluminum frame
U-shape end optimizes float
Stainless steel-crampons provide optimal hold
Weight capacity: 220 lb.
Dimensions (LxW): 30x9"
Weight: 4 lb. 12 oz. pr.
Material: Aluminum frame, stainless steel crampons and Hypalon® decking
Reviewed by HU from Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
These shoes provide very good traction on difficult terrains. I was able to walk on frozen lake and deep snow, and I could climb up and down 40 degree slopes with confidence.
Maybe it was just me, but I had to frequently adjust the straps, otherwise the snowshoes would get deteached from my boots.
Komperdell have some quality control issues. During my first hour of use of this product (in Canadian Rockies), one of the crampons fell from one snowshoe and was lost. Note that the crampon was attached to the snowshoe with three screws, so I could not understand how all three screws could fail at the same time on a new item. And this is not an isolated incident. One of my Komperdell trekking pole baskets broke after merely 1-2 hours of use. The other one fall from the pole and was lost in deep snow.
Reviewed by dougster from Napa, CA on Monday, January 14, 2013
I am new to snowshoeing but am very active in sports. I like good equipment so when we went snowshoeing 7 miles in back country rolling and step conditions this product held up great. I had no issues with comfort or needed to adjust the straps during the trip.
Reviewed by ROB from Okanagon Washington on Sunday, January 13, 2013
I am 195 lb's and with these 30" snow shoes I sink about 5" into the snow. It's not a problem but smaller shoes would have been a mistake. Larger shoes would have been more effort. The fact that they sink down about 5" is actually a plus. You can walk normally as one shoe moves over the other they don't bump into each other.
Reviewed by Susan from Nashville, TN on Friday, December 28, 2012
My adult son used these in deep, off trail snow and found them excellent. His comment was that he just floated on the snow. Very clever and easy to use bindings made entry and exit simple and quick. Walking on a snowy but plowed road was somewhat challenging because the crampons are very sharp and dug into the ice well. A virtue in hilly, off trail conditions though. Buying another pair now for myself.
“How accurate are the weight limitations? I weigh 215 but with clothes and some gear will be over the 220 mark. Is there a limit to how much you can go over? What happens to the performance when you go over.”
Asked on 1/11/2013 12:00:00 AM by Bargain Hunter from Northern California
The 220 lb. capacity is the optimal weight. However our chart shows OK up to 260 lb. The problem when you are over the optimal weight is that you will sink deeper into the snow. This will even more evident in powder and soft snow.||http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/snowshoe-guide/
Answered on 1/15/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“Can this snwshoe fit an alpine (DIN) style ski boot ?”
Asked on 11/27/2010 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Hood River