Good for the price

Reviewed by Missoula Dad from Missoula, MT on Thursday, January 19, 2012
Never tried snowshoes before but do a bit of outdoor and back country stuff in the mountains. These have crazy good traction on hard pack snow and icy steep hills, going up or down. They are easy to walk in and seem to do the job all around. I sink at least 6 inches in 3-4 feet deep snow and can still pretty easily walk. I guess that's not too bad. The hypalon seems to have stretched a little bit after use, but not in a way that is affecting performance. I weigh 185-190 and these 30"ers work, but a larger size might have been better. Depends on your snow and body. One negative thing is that a little plastic binding strap guide broke on my 2nd or 3rd use. It's the only thing that seems semi-flimsy on the snowshoes. I was still able to use them though. I went to the hardware store and bought some little bolts, quarter($0.25) size D-rings and some nylon strap. I'm going to drill out the rivet on the plastic strap guide replace it with something sturdier using those parts. For the minor cost of this upgrade and the discount on the snowshoes, I'm happy.
  • Best Uses: All Terrain, Flat Terrain, Icy Conditions, Off Trail, Rolling Terrain, Steep Pitches
  • Cons: Break Easily
  • Describe Yourself: Beginner
  • Pros: Attach Securely, Compact Design, Easy Entry & Exit, Good Traction, Lightweight, Stable
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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