Customer Reviews Of:
Redfeather Alpine Ultra Snowshoes - 25"
Closeouts. Designed for those who refuse to let Old-Man Winter keep them indoors, Redfeather's Alpine 25" Ultra snowshoes thrive in backcountry powder thanks to highly durable Hypalon II® decking, an efficient V-tail design and aggressive 360° crampons.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Wet and Cold Legs from SF, CA on Tuesday, January 29, 2013Five star for attempt. But ... after owning an early pair of Redfeather snowshoes (late 90s) I was excited to get myself into more solid bindings. Quality with Redfeather has not been an issue. However, I am on the verge of returning these due to the overly effective kick-up of the tail. While I am use to slight kick-up of snow and have worn gaitors since my first pair, I have never experienced my back legs becoming so soaked (warm sun melted the light powder snow in over 15 years of Cascade and Sierra snowshoeing. While I love the constuction, the kick-up needs to adjusted lighter. I am feeling I would have these for over 15 years again, not sure if I want to live with wet legs?
Reviewed by Treefrog from Mt. Konocti Calif. on Monday, April 23, 2012I had been told that I might get snow on my back by friends with other brands but...lol...they were ALL eating my dust all over MT. Shasta and Lassen. The TINY bit of snow that gets thrown up on your back when striding is nothing compared to the speed and agility that these offer in extreme terrain and normal rolling hills. I have owned other brands which do not hold a candle to these.
- Best Uses: All Terrain, Deep Snow, Flat Terrain, Icy Conditions, Off Trail, Rolling Terrain, Steep Pitches
- Describe Yourself: Advanced
- 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
Verified Buyer Reviewed by seniormoto from sierras on Sunday, April 1, 2012I was looking for something a little more sleek and mobile than my tubbs altitudes, and expected from prior research that the redfeathers would throw a little snow on my back from the tails stem, but the amount of snow thrown up was much more than expected, even up on the back of my neck. Perhaps the fresh heavy snow added to the problem of me becoming a snowball target, but 20 steps was enough then back to the tubbs with no such problem.
- Describe Yourself: Intermediate