Tubbs Mountain Series
Price Paid: $230
If you don't have small feet you must wear a hiking or mountaineering boot to fit the bindings.
I bought these two years ago. They are great. The tubular frame is very strong. I have (accidentally) stood on one shoe with only the very tip and tail of the frame on two different logs, and nothing but a hole from where the snow fell away in the middle. I am 250 lbs. and I had a 60+lbs. pack on for winter camping. That's a strong snowshoe. I'm not into fast and light in the winter, more like heavy and warm.
The swivel and crampon system are great. No slipping. They had less float than the Pinnacles, but awesome footing.
The binding is great. The only thing I didn't like was that the heel would slide on the decking. To solve this I cut a snowboard stomp pad to fit the bottom of the binding and the decking. Now I get plenty of heel grip and only get slip in very wet conditions.
With just enough surface area to prevent excessive sinkage, you can head out for anything ranging from a leisurely stroll to a backwoods jog with these numbers. And the size of the cramp-teeth -- RAAHHR! Steep hills are no longer a problem. A solid shoe.
One problem: the attached binding will hold, but not as well as the old school styles do. When you order, ask for binding options, and go for the classic.
Where to Buy
The Tubbs Mountain Series is not available from the stores we monitor.
You may want to check pricing and availability directly at these Tubbs retailers:
You may be able to find it new or used at one of these sites:
Retailers: Do you sell this product? List your site here.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Strap on the Tubbs Mountain Series Snowshoe to ascend snowy mountain peaks. This burly snowshoe's Rigid Control binding system maximizes control and heel retention, helping you hike more efficiently. Stainless steel crampons with long, sharp teeth under the balls of your feet give you optimal traction as you ascend and descend snow and traverse ice. A rotating toe cord ensures that the snowshoe frame drops when you lift your foot, so that snow sloughs off and your crampon is free to grip. The Mountain Series features new puncture- and abrasion-resistant decking on its lightweight, strong aluminum frame.
- Backcountry Outlet
Free Shipping. Tubbs Men's Mountain Snowshoes (Fall 2007) The Tubbs Men's Mountain Snowshoes are designed for backcountry expeditions and hiking / backpacking. Features Binding: Rigid Control System Binding stabilizes the boot on steep ascents and descents. Fast ratchet buckle system is adjustable, BioFit instep pads maintain even pressure to keep toes warm. Adjustable base expands to custom fit up to men's size 13. Optional heel pad accommodates women's size 6-10. Designed for hard shell/performance hiking footwear Traction: Stainless steel crampon system is ergonomically centered directly under keys areas of impact (forefoot and heel) for maximum grip throughout the stride. Ultra long, razor sharp teeth penetrate wind packed snow and icy pitches. Lateral and tiered heel crampon deliver superior sidehill and downhill traction. Rotation: Zero resistance throughout the stride - tail drops as you pick up your snowshoe, allowing the snow to shed off the back, eliminating fatigue. Maximum crampon penetration - as the tail drops, the nose of the snowshoe rises, allowing the toe crampon to fully grip the snow. Frame/Decking: 7000 Frame is 20% lighter and 57% stronger than industry-standard 6000 Series Aluminum. Unique tapered frame for enhanced maneuverability. ArcTec Plus, Tubbs' proprietary decking material, is 30% more abrasion and puncture resistant than industry leading ArcTec, with proven durability to -40 F. Dimensions: 8in. x 25in. Snowshoes weight: 4.8 lbs; for users 120-200 lbs 9in. x 25in. Snowshoes weight 5.6 lbs; for users 170-250 lbs 10in. x 36in. Snowshoes weight 6.2 lbs; for users 220-300 lbs
Base of binding system adjusts to accommodate various boot widths. Binding system maximizes support for the boot and optimizes heel retention; uses Rigid Control Wings and secure toe and heel straps to center boot. Flexible polyurethane straps with fast ratchet-buckle system prevent undue constriction, improving blood circulation to the toes. Lateral heel crampon delivers additional traction on a traverse and during the descent. Puncture- and abrasion-resistant ArcTec Plus decking withstands extreme weather and use down to -40 F. Razor-sharp climbing, traversing and braking teeth ensure stability on packed snow. Rotating Toe Cord pivot point allows a natural walking gait while still ensuring maximum crampon grip in steep terrain. Strong, anodized 7000-series aluminum frames feature a streamlined, ergonomic shape for medial clearance and improved stability. The Tubbs Mountain snowshoes are engineered for technical alpine ascents using durable components for reliable performance and stability. Tubbs RCS (Rigid Control System) bindings offer the highest level of control; designed for hiking and mountaineering boots. Viper crampons have teeth that are 75% longer than standard recreational snowshoe crampons, delivering an aggressive grip on icy slopes.
CLOSEOUTS . Grab Tubbs mountain snowshoes and your daypack and explore the challenging steep ascents of the backcountry. Extra long stainless steel teeth on toe, lateral and tiered heel bite various snow conditions. Strong and light 7075-T7 aluminum frame stabilizes each step ArcTec platform resists punctures and abrasions Ratched buckle system distributes pressure evenly for all-way comfort Size: 8x25 Capacity: 120-200 lb. Weight: 4 lb. 13 oz. pr. Material: 7075-T7 aluminum frame ArcTec deck See our Snowshoe Buying Guide CLOSEOUTS . China.
- Sierra Trading Post