Redfeather Conquest Series
I was a bit skeptical when buying these snowshoes…
Price Paid: $69.95
I was a bit skeptical when buying these snowshoes because of the price. When I received them they were much more durable feeling than I thought they would be from the pictures. I am slightly over the recommended weight but they still worked better than having just boots on.
They only thing I don't care for is the binding. Its kind of hard to get into with my bigger boots (size 11). The floppy straps don't seem to cooperate with me.
I used them maybe a dozen times last season and they still look pretty good.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Yet it was also a winter person who invented chopping firewood. It's as if winter people get up and shave with Occam's razor every morning. At least those that shave. The Conquest snowshoes are a tangible example of meshing advanced technology with elegant simplicity. Featuring FEA (Finite Element Analysis) technology in an injection-molded nylon one size snowshoe, they are genuine beauties. Model Dimensions Surface Area Weight Per Pair Optimal Load Conquest Summit 25 8" x 25" 200 in^2 4.25 lbs Up to 175 lbs *Please Note: Snowshoe weights are approximate. CRAMPONS: Hawk(TM) High Quality stainless steel for superior strengh. Aggressive toe and heel design insures maximum purchase with each step on all terrains. Powder coated to shed ice and snow. FRAME: Injection-molded nylon that's been strategically reinforced using Finite Element Analysis for optimum strength-to-weight ratio. BINDINGS: SUMMIT- Injection molded with a rugged "stand up" design for easy entry and exit. The Summit features three straps that secure your foot tightly in place without pinch points. Fully molded sides provide lateral stability yet accommodates a wide range of shoe sizes. Special UV-resistant "Reflex" material maintains a soft feel in the coldest temperatures. HINGE: Live-Action Hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step for added mobility and speed. The Redfeather Story Redfeather Snowshoes was founded in 1988 by a snow-bound triathlete with the idea of designing a better snowshoe that would allow racers to train during the snowy Colorado winter months. His original design became the legendary Redfeather Redtail, the lightweight aluminum V-tail snowshoe that transformed snowshoeing from an awkward mode of transportation into the modern sport that we all know today. Located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Redfeather continues to strive for technical innovation, performance, and unsurpassed quality in all of its snowshoes.
- Rocky Mountain Trail
Injection-molded snowshoe is both lightweight and versatile. Designed using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) technology for the exact placement of ribs and reinforcements to optimize strength and durability without adding unnecessary weight, the Conquest is molded from an environmentally friendly, 100% recyclable nylon material. One size meets the needs of most snowshoe enthusiasts, the shoe is molded with a raised tail for a more natural stride.Ulttra-light cross Country Bindings are constructed of Hypalon II and urethane straps which cinch down to any running shoe or light hiking boot for flexibility and large range of motion.Live -action hinge lifts the tail of the shoe from the snow with every step - for added mobility and speedAggressive toe and heel crampons are powder coated to shed snow and ice.
Perfect for newcomers to snowshoeing, the Redfeather Conquest Snowshoes feature easy-to-use bindings and dependable traction for those first explorations onto packed trails. Injection-molded nylon frame and decking material is lightweight and durable for use season after season; raised tails allow natural stride. Bindings are constructed of durable Hypalon(R) II material and feature an easy-to-use urethane strap system that ensures a snug, secure fit. Live Action Hinge hinges lift tails of the shoes off snow, improving motion and reducing fatigue on long hikes. Powder-coated steel crampons offer ample traction and keep snow from sticking to metal parts. Recommended load specification includes weight of hiker with gear.