Tubbs Flex ALP
Awesome snowshoes. For starters, I am a 250 lbs man…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $140
- easy to use
- effective in snow
For starters, I am a 250 lbs man just under 6 feet tall. These things worked awesome. I tried MSRs and I sank like a rock. I have had nothing but great experiences with these shoes. They are light and responsive when shuffling along and somehow they keep me above the snow...great buy.
Grippy. I upgraded to these after a couple years of…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
- Fast binding
- A lil loud.
I upgraded to these after a couple years of suffering through the SLS (Slings Lots'o Snow) pivots of my Atlas shoes. It is very nice to leave the snow on the trail instead of flinging it on my back.
The grip of these is amazingly good, and the flex of the deck is appreciated of the steep downhills. The bindings are simple, fast and secure. The heel lift clicks around a little bit, but it never gets in the way and is very appreciated on the extended climbs.
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Winner of the Outside Magazine 2010 Gear of the Year award, the FLEX ALP represents true innovation. The patented FLEX Tail design, tested by the Colorado State University Health and Exercise Department, reduces stress on joints in the lower leg, making long day trips on arduous terrain more comfortable. Designed to tackle even the most treacherous terrain, the Flex Alp provides maximum grip for seamless ascents. ActiveLift heel lift reduces calf fatigue and Achilles tendon strain on steep ascents Ergonomically and biomechanically designed FLEX Tail absorbs shock from heel strike, reducing the amount of stress on your joints and allowing you to snowshoe farther, longer and with less stress on your body Tubbs advanced Torsion Deck design adapts to variable snow conditions underfoot. The decks allow torsional articulation throughout the body of the snowshoe, enhancing traction, biomechanics and comfort on uneven terrain Rotating Toe Cord design enables the tail of the snowshoe to drop and snow to shed off the tail, reducing cardio-respiratory strain by 7%. The underfoot pivot point also allows the toe traction teeth to bite deeply into the snow when weighted. A rotation limiter prevents over-rotation and shin bang Gender specific, asymmetric ActiveFLEX binding featuring patented Control Wings provides lightweight control, support, comfort and ease of use Sizing: 24" best up to 190lb. 28"(XL) best up to 220lb Micro-serrated 3D curved Traction Rails and two additional tail traction elements ensure superior side-hill grip on hard to icy conditions, while progressive Snow Brakes aid in downhill braking Sizing: 24 in best up to 190 lbs. 28 in (XL) best up to 220 lbs
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
We can't all live in powder heavens like Utah (sorry, folks), so Tubbs created the Men's Flex Alp Snowshoe for those whose excursions tend to be in hard-packed or icy conditions. This 2010 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Award winner features 3D Curved Traction rails that ensure superior side-hill grip; double them up with the super-aggressive Viper 2. 0 rail crampons, and you get unbeatable traction in icy, hard-packed, steep, and just plain ugly conditions.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Compact, ergonomic snowshoes designed to excel on steep mountain slopes a great choice for the backcountry skier who likes to "earn his turns" or for winter backpacking expeditions. Unique torsion deck articulates and flexes based on the snow conditions, enhancing traction and comfort. Flex tail allows the snowshoe to roll more naturally from heel strike to toe push-off, absorbing shock from heel strike and reducing the amount of stress on hips, knees and ankles. Carbon steel toe crampons provide excellent grip on uneven terrain and steep hills. Aggressive side rails that run tip to tail ensure superior grip on icy side hills. ActiveFlex bindings are easy to adjust and feature Control Wings for extra control. Imported. Appropriate for most weights in packed and variable snow conditions; in powder snow, best up to 190 lb. Dimensions 8" x 24". Weight 4.4 lb.
- L.L.Bean refers to the men's version
Winner of the 2010 Outside Magazine 'Gear of the Year' Award, the Tubbs Flex ALP is designed to tackle extreme backcountry terrain. With micro-serrated 3D-Curved Traction Rails and the ActiveLift 19 heel lift, the Flex ALP devours steep, icy terrain, and the new, streamlined deck shape enhances maneuverability in tight situations.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version