Redfeather Trek Series

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Well made. Decent bindings. A little fiddly with gloves…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~$100

Summary

Well made. Decent bindings. A little fiddly with gloves on.

Pros

  • Well built
  • Comfortable to walk in
  • Bindings don't get clogged up with snow

Cons

  • Bindings can be fiddly when wearing thick gloves

These are my first snowshoes, so take everything with a grain of salt. They seem well put together, and being a novice user I probably ran them into a number of things I shouldn't have, but haven't had any issues with them.

I'm right at the top of the weight range listed for them, and I wish I could have got the next size up (they were on a season-end sale, so I got the only ones that fit me at all). 

I used them in Northern Minnesota for a multi-day camping trip in March, and overall they did well. Definitely not designed for deep powder (when going off-trail or off the lakes, it was waist deep, and they sunk right down to the bottom), but for the more normal depth snow they were great and definitely made getting around easier.

It was an extremely cold trip, and I did find that with thick gloves on, adjusting the bindings was kind of tricky. However, compared against all the other snow shoes that folks on the trip had, it seemed like while some of theirs adjusted more easily, they also tended to get jammed up with snow and ice at times, whereas mine never had that issue, so maybe that's the trade-off. 

Overall I liked them, but wish I had got a bigger size. 

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Redfeather's Trek Series page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . Explore the snow-covered outdoors with Redfeather's Trek Summit 30 snowshoes, featuring a Live-Action Hinge for superb mobility and speed, an aggressive Hawk stainless steel crampon system and the lateral stability of molded binding sides.

- Sierra Trading Post

This shoe is extremely afordable and offers unprecedented quality. V-tail design provides an all around lightweight snowshoe for any endeavor. Sleek innovative V-tail acts like a directional rudder in powdery conditions and steep terrain which allows the most natural stride. This results in less strain on the body and causes the least amount of fatigue. Includes the Ultra binding (with Urathane heel strap with aluminum buckle), Live Action Hinge, and durable TX35 decking. Perfect for rigorous hikes and walks. Unprecedented qualities at a great price. New translucent Ultra Binding, with the added ease and security of a quick release Swiss ratchet heel strap.

- Vargo Outdoors

The Redfeather Trek Snowshoe represents technical snowshoe design unmatched in the industry. Created for a more aggressive approach to fitness, hiking, running and backpacking, The Trek features the legendary Redfeather V-Tail design for mobility and speed, as well as a superior crampon system for stability on any terrain. Available in an 8 inch wide by 25 inch length for a shorter, narrower stride, or a 9 inch wide by 30 inch length for a taller and longer stride, the Redfeather Trek can and does deliver an unparalleled snowshoeing experience for practically any enthusiast.

- CampSaver.com

This shoe is extremely affordable and offers unprecedented quality. V-tail design provides an all around lightweight snowshoe for any endeavor. Sleek innovative V-tail acts like a directional rudder in powdery conditions and steep terrain which allows the most natural stride. This results in less strain on the body and causes the least amount of fatigue. Includes the Ultra binding (with Urethane heel strap with aluminum buckle), Live Action Hinge, and durable TX35 decking. Perfect for rigorous hikes and walks. Unprecedented qualities at a great price. New translucent Ultra Binding, with the added ease and security of a quick release Swiss ratchet heel strap.

- Altrec Outdoors