Information about Komperdell Alpinist Snowshoes - 30"
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 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 ...
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Reviewed by AOM from New York on Thursday, March 06, 2014
These are great for rolling terrain, fields, & woods in deep snow. The 30" length gives you a lot of cover to keep you from sinking too deep.
These are not the snow shoes you want for mountains or icy terrain.
My only caution is, if you wear larger than a size 12 boot, you will not be able to get your foot in the binding. I wear a size 12 & I have to really jam in the front of my boot, and stretch the binding over my heel. This should get a little easier over time.
The bindings are secured by one motion, which makes them very easy to put on & take off. There are no buckles or posts that you have to deal with in the cold.
I've been out a few times since I received them, & overall I'm very happy with them. The price, especially since I took advantage of the extra discount was more than fair.
Reviewed by Jake from colorado on Thursday, February 27, 2014
Seems like a sturdy snowshoe and good binding system but I went from a 25 inch long snowshoe and the jump in size was significant. This 30 inch long shoe might work well in untracked, deep powder or for someone carrying a heavy pack but otherwise too heavy for recreational use.
Reviewed by The Tinker from NW OH on Thursday, February 20, 2014
This has been an unusual snow year in my part of the woods. I have not owned snowshoes before, but they seemed like a good purchase with all of the snow we have. I ordered them and tried them....WHAT A BLAST!! The first day out I blazed a 2-mile trail through virgin snow. The snowshoes worked great. Without them I probably wouldn't have made it to the barn which is 100' from the house.
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.
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