Tubbs Mountaineer Series
I have the women's 25 snowshoe, and with this being…
Price Paid: $175
I have the women's 25 snowshoe, and with this being the first snowshoes I have owned I am very pleased with them.
I did a good bit of research when deciding which snowshoes to invest in, I wanted something that would be of good enough quality to tackle deep powder in the backcountry as well as flat land in the prairie.
These shoes definitely live up to my expectations, the straps are sound, I have never had a problem with them loosening up during the hike and the large base was sufficient for my 150 pound weight. The extra crampons on the bottoms make for a firm footing with very minimal sliding on hillsides and uneven terrain.
My only gripe about the shoes is that the plastic decking has developed a small gash after just one season of use. I was definitely not gentle on the snowshoes but I was not overly harsh either and I feel that such a crack should not have happened through routine use.
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All your effort goes into the climb, and not the shoes, with the Tubbs Mountaineer snowshoes. The new Pro-Step frame combines a continuous frame bend with a longer, lower rise for improved ergonomics and flotation. The ultra-precise ActiveFit(TM) binding and snow-shredding 8-point Anaconda(TM) crampon bites like a python. Pro-Step frame with continuous bend, and a lower nose, packs easily R2 Revolution Response absorbs shock with lateral flex and quick side-slope responsiveness; full-step rotation, and Anaconda toe crampon sheds snow easily Asymmetric ActiveFit binding features control wings that center the heel and padded midfoot that gives a custom fit without pressure points SoftTec decking is lightweight durability ActiveLift 19-degree binding and heel lift reduce fatique 25 in for 120 - 200 lbs, 30 in for 170 - 250 lbs, 36 in for 220 - 300 lbs
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
What's more mountain-manly than the durable Tubbs Men's Mountaineer Snowshoe, with beastly features like Anaconda and Python crampons for venomous bite into slick steeps' With a snowshoe this gnarly, you don't have to tell anyone that it also comforts and coddles with its light weight, soft decking, impact-easing frame, and shock-absorbing articulation. Your secret's safe, tough guy.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Now it's easier to access the backcountry with the updated Mountaineer. The new Pro-Step frame combines a continuous frame bend with a longer, lower rise for improved ergonomics and flotation, without sacrificing packability. The ultra-precise ActiveFit(TM) binding and snow-shredding 8-point Anaconda(TM) crampon give the Mountaineer the go-anywhere, do-anything versatility you need to reach for the peaks or explore uncharted territory. Model Dimensions Surface Area Weight Per Pair Optimal Load Men's Mountaineer 25 8" x 25" 188 in^2 4.7 lbs 120-200 lbs Men's Mountaineer 30 9" x 30" 251 in^2 5.3 lbs 170-250 lbs Men's Mountaineer 36 10" x 36" 325 in^2 5.8 lbs 220-300 lbs FLOTATION Durable and lightweight Momentum Superlight 6000 aluminum frame is maneuverable, and gender specific frame shapes accommodate men's and women's specific gaits. Proprietary ArcTec+(TM) decking is puncture and abrasion resistant to -40degF. ARTICULATION Energy efficient and effective, RII delivers shock absorbing lateral flex and quick side slope responsiveness to maintain a natural foot position in all conditions. Full step rotation allows the tail of the snowshoe to drop, shedding snow and allowing the toe crampon to bite deeply. CONTROL Gender specific, asymmetric ActiveFit+(TM) binding provides the perfect combination of control, support, comfort and ease of use. Patented Control Wings(TM) center the heel, while dual pivot point and padded midfoot deliver a custom fit without pressure points. Men's binding fits up to size 13 boots; women's sized for 5-11 boots. TRACTION The razor-sharp, carbon steel Anaconda(TM) toe crampon has eight sharp teeth that provide constant contact in all types of terrain. The aggressive Python heel crampon, centered under the boot, delivers enhanced downhill braking traction. The Tubbs Story: Founded in 1906 in Norway, Maine, Tubbs Snowshoes is the leading manufacturer of lightweight, versatile snowshoes for men, women and children. Now based in Seattle, Washington, in the shadow of the always-snowy 14,400 ft Mt. Rainier, Tubbs continues to lead the snowshoeing industry through a deep understanding of the sport and constant technological innovation. From Admiral Byrd's famed expedition to Antarctica, to modern day adventure racing, Tubbs manufactures snowshoes for all types of terrain and snow conditions. With over 25 patents issued and pending, Tubbs continues to raise the bar for efficient, comfortable and innovative snowshoe designs.
- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version
Trek around in the mountains above Snowmass in your Tubbs Men's Mountaineer Series Snowshoe. These rugged, lightweight snowshoes have a flat nose and a tapered tail to give you maximum flotation, maneuverability, and stability on steep pitches and in powder. Tubbs' RII pivot system underneath your foot allows for lateral flex, so you get shock absorption and responsiveness on uneven terrain. This system won't allow for the shoe to rotate too far on a steep slope, yet it sheds snow off the back, so you don't end up carrying a few pounds of white stuff with you up the mountain. Aggressive crampons with extra long teeth on the Mountaineers give you excellent traction on the ascent and descent, and braking teeth give you stability on ice. These snowshoes fit up to a size 13 hiking or technical climbing boot.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version