Crescent Moon Gold Series 17
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The Crescent Moon Gold 17 Expedition Snowshoe can handle a heavy load in deep snow. Its large platform area and incredibly light weight (lowest on the market for shoes this size) deliver outstanding float, and Crescent Moon added extra stainless steel traversing claws for when the going gets sketchy during your latest backcountry adventure.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Crescent Moon Gold 17 Snowshoes DECENT FEATURES of the Gold 17 Snowshoes by Cresent Moon Tapered frame increases manuverability for large shoe SPL binding system for a perfect fit up to size 13 3 stainless steel crampons PLUS additional traversing claws Teardrop shape frame for a natural stride and optimal flotation TIG welded powder coated aluminum frame for greater strength and durability The SPL binding distributes the tension equally around your foot to provide the best possible fit. TGS decking material is stable and durable in all snow conditions. Contains no PVC The SPECS Weight: 5.3 lbs Recommended for snowshoers up to 300 lbs Dimensions: 10in. x 37in.
The first thing you notice about the Crescent Moon Gold 17 Expedition Snowshoes is how light they are for such a big shoe. Recommended for deep snow conditions, the decking surface of the Gold 17 is a veritable flotation device for the tundra. Like the Gold 10, the 17 features the larger version of the SPL binding which fits military style boots, hunting boots or snowboard boots, which makes them a valuable piece of work equipment, as well as just out and out, good fun. Add to the equation, an extra set of traversing claws and you've got the best of both worlds, float and grip. The frame is bent into a modified tear drop shape to maximize both the surface area but with a shape that also makes them easier to walk in than traditionally shaped shoes, resulting in a very light and large shoe for trekking the planet. Make your outdoor experience the best it can be with a pair of Crescent Moons.What makes each of Crescent Moon's Gold series of shoes unique and worth considering is the SPL adjustable binding, recognized in Backpacker's Winter Gear Guide (09/10) as the best binding on the market. The single-pull-loop (SPL) is designed to capture your foot with equal tension in all directions, not just top down like all other bindings, but the anatomically shaped SPL harness also form-fits around, and supports, your foot from side to side and most uniquely, from front to back. Because of this unique capture system, the binding translates the motion of your foot in every direction and makes the snowshoes by Crescent Moon highly responsive. With each step you take you will notice the tail of the shoe follows your heel, immediately lifting off the ground this is the opposite of the motion, and feel, of a free-rotation system found on other brands, commonly known as tail draggers".
- Altrec Outdoors
Large enough to float Sasqwatch, the Gold 17 has its own weather pattern and zipcode. The large deck provides float for snowshoers and their gear up to 300 lbs. the SPL binding has been enlarged to capture more of your foot and a horizontal stabilizer has been added to provide greater control and response in the deep snow. The Gold 17, like the Gold 10 has an additional set of stainless steel traversing claws that feel like outriggers for your feet. The Gold 17 is designed for loads and has been chosen by heavy users for military and other work conditions where a dependable and maneuverable snowshoe is required. Even though the Gold 17 is a really big shoe, it is remarkably lightweight and provides excellent float and traction on or off trail.