Crescent Moon Silver Series 17
Here's what other sites are saying:
For deep snow, big packs, large loads, all of this and more on a remarkably light pair of large snowshoes. The Crescent Moon Silver 17 Expedition Snowshoes are designed to provide maximum floatation for snowshoers up to 300lbs and features the simplified SPL binding which will accommodate up to size 11 and keeps your feet centered and comfortable without loosening or twisting like other binding designs (for larger sizes up to 15 consider the Gold 17 model). 3 claw aluminum crampon system provides good traction on hard and icy surfaces and even though they're large, still very easy to navigate, even with a load. The Silver 17 will get you out there, and back. The bindings are the most important part of any snowshoe and all of the Silver models have a modified version of the award winning SPL binding. The Silver series feature a simple cam-locking cinch buckle while overthe-foot buckles are nylon cinch mechanisms. The Silver series of snowshoes also have aluminum crampons vs. stainless steel claws and polished aluminum frames. The Silver series of shoes feature 6063 aircraft grade aluminum, TIG welded tear-drop shaped frames, PVC free decking material called TGS (the good stuff), and polyurethane harness which forms the stirrup section of the SPL binding. All of the models in the Silver series of snowshoes feature a fixed-rotation" hinge system, which means the snowshoe lifts off the ground with each step this is the opposite of a free-rotation" shoe which drags the tail of the shoe along the ground and will never lift any snow. Crescent Moon snowshoes are more responsive, maneuverable, and athletic than free-rotation shoes, but, you will never get snow thrown on you with the free rotation design, even though you may not be as maneuverable. The choice is yours, but Crescent Moon feels the snowshoes should closely follow the natural motion of your foot and the mechanics of your normal gait.
- Altrec Outdoors
Like its Gold cousin, the Silver 17 is one big-daddy snowshoe. It is recommendedfor snowshoers and their gear (that's a big picnic) up to 300 lbs. But the shoes themselves are very lightweight and even if you're carrying a load you'll appreciate the simple cam-locking buckle binding system and lightweight maneuverability of the Silver 17. Although the Silver 17s are one of the largest snowshoes on the market they're by far lighter and easier to navigate than traditionally shaped shoes and feature a binding system that won't freeze or come loose even in the wettest conditions.
Beginning with the single-pull loop (SPL) binding system and continuing with a lightweight aluminum frame and three-claw crampon, the Crescent Moon Silver Series 17 snowshoes deliver a winter combination of value and performance. The Silver binding is an all-foot-encompassing polymer step-in with an SPL (single pull loop) system. Toe claw provides purchase on steep frozen snow and ice. Weather-resistant nylon buckles across the foot; Hypalon strap system wraps around the heel. Hypalon nylon straps will not freeze or expand, staying tight all day long. Integrated foot plate, stirrup, and toe piece harness increase comfort and support. Proprietary TGS (the good stuff) decking material is stable and durable in all snow conditions. Aircraft-grade aluminum frame is lightweight and gives long-lasting performance. Lightweight aluminum three-claw crampon. Teardrop shape allows a more natural stride and better maneuverability. Made without PVC. Made in the USA with wind-powered energy; waste materials are recycled.
The Crescent Moon Silver Series 17 Expedition snowshoes are designed for larger snowshoers looking for outstanding flotation in the deepest powder and a glove-friendly SPL binding. Light, durable, and easy to use, these snowshoes take only seconds to get into and out of for great escapes. Recommended for snowshoers over 215 pounds, for heavy backpacking, and deep snow conditions. * All Crescent Moon Snowshoes are handmade in Colorado and have highly protective powder coated frames and a lightweight, abrasive resistant decking that contains no PVC.