Tubbs Catalyst Series
After several years of using these snowshoes, I feel…
After several years of using these snowshoes, I feel it is time to weigh in with this review. They are nice and light, and like any snowshoe I've tried, will kick snow up your back when running in the fluffies. Because of the cleat location near the toe of my running shoes, they can be a bit of a pain on hardpacked snow as they tend to push your toes upward.
While I like these snowshoes well enough for running in, don't plan on using them if you want to just walk on groomed trails. The asymmetrical heel tends to twist the snowshoe to the side during the walking motion, making them quite uncomfortable, because after a bit, you tend to be running on the frame, not the binding.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Catalyst is a streamlined, lightweight snowshoe designed for runners, cross-trainers, and general fitness enthusiasts who are eager to abandon the gym this winter, and embrace the outdoors. Aerobic binding fits running and cross-training footwear; fully adjustable for different sizes and styles. Dual-independent Titanium Crampon System delivers a razor-sharp grip. Fixed toe cord keeps snowshoe close to foot for a natural running stride on flat to rolling terrain and packed snow conditions. Asymmetric 7000 series frame is strong and feather-light. Hypalon decking provides lightweight durability and performance.
Free Shipping. Tubbs Catalyst Snowshoes (Fall 2006) The Catalyst by Tubbs, these ultra-light snowshoes, have been ergonomically designed to convert the power of each stride to forward momentum. Just strap on a pair and find a packed trail! Features Asymmetric frame is strong and feather light Maintenance-free ArcTec/Hypalon decking is lightweight and durable Dual, independent titanium toe crampons for secure traction from foot strike through toe thrust Razor-like heel crampon teeth cut into packed trails and offer security on side slopes Fixed toe cord Anodized 7000 series frame provides the best strength-to-weight ratio, reducing weight without sacrificing durability Left/right-specific bindings with adjustable toe yoke securely fits running/cross training shoes and allows for natural stride Specs Size 8in. x 25in. Weight 2.9 lbs.
The Catalyst is designed for runners; cross-trainers and general fitness enthusiasts eager to aban
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