TSL Escape Easy

Verified Buyer Reviewed by LikestheRain from Lake Stevens and Glacier, WA on Monday, February 20, 2012
I was pleasantly surprised to see these came with their own carry bag. I didn't notice that in the description. I was a bit worried when I took them out because the composite material seemed to be mostly plastic. I wasn't sure if they would hold up and almost sent them back. Very glad I didn't!
If you go to the website on the package, there is a demo video that shows how to adjust them. They have a heel piece that can be flipped into place with a snowshoe pole if you don't want to bend down. It made it much more comfortable going uphill with that in place. When I got to flat ground, I just flipped it back again. I have used these twice so far. Once in hard packed snow in about 40 F weather and once in about 16 inches of powder over the same ground. I went uphill, downhill, through already broken trail and untrodden snow. They were great in all conditions. I did sink into the powder, but had a much easier time than I had with my aluminum frame snowshoes.
These also had a fantastically easy entry and exit system. You can ratchet the ankle straps as tight as you like and then release them with a button. Way, way faster to take on and off than my other snowshoes.
Because they can be used by anyone from 90-220 pounds, I can easily loan them to a friend if they want to try snowshoeing with me.
I must admit that I have been jealous of the graphics on my husband's snowboards. The color and graphics on this ease that a bit.
I would definitely buy these again.
  • Best Uses: All Terrain
  • Describe Yourself: Intermediate
  • Pros: Adjustable shoe size, Attach Securely, Easy Entry & Exit, Good Traction, Stable
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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