Not for small women

Reviewed by Adventurelady from Colorado on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
These are good snowshoes. I received them as a gift about 3 years ago. They are ultra gripping on the mountain and you can get up and down the steepest of terrain. They are slightly heavy for light users but not unmanageable.
My issue with these is how wide they are and the straps. They may actually be a normal width but what fits a 6 ft man and 5.3 woman aren’t the same. They are wide enough that my entire walk dramatically changes as I try to avoid tripping myself. I understand how snowshoes work so I get that some change in step in necessary. This however is a big difference.
The straps... I can barely get these on myself. Honestly, 98% of the time my husband has to strap me in because they are not easy to tighten and secure. I have had the heel strap and/ or front toe strap come undone probably 30% of trips. There’s no great way to keeps the straps secure.
My husband has the tubbs that are just a pull and lock system and he can get in and out in 7 seconds, both shoes. It takes me at least 3 minutes to get in these on my own and the fit is never perfect unless you have someone else tighten them.
Women’s slender fit Tubbs will be my next purchase

For reference I’m 5.3 and 115 lbs. with a slender athletic build
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