Tubbs Mountaineer Series
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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The Tubbs Mountaineer is the definition of award-winning, technical backcountry performance. Featuring the Pro-Step frame, it combines a continuous frame bend with a longer, lower rise for improved flotation. The lower height nose packs easily, while the tail bend reduces impact on your joints. With the ultra-precise ActiveFit binding and the snow-shredding 8-point Anaconda crampon, the Mountaineer is the ultimate trail-breaking tool for rugged terrain. The availability of multiple sizes ensures that your snowshoe will give you the flotation you need for deep conditions.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
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
Aggressive traction, easy to maneuver, and super-durable decking, the Tubbs Mountaineer snowshoe will carry you deeper into the backcountry, or higher up the mountains.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Key Features of the Tubbs Mountaineer Snowshoes for Men (pair)Resistant ArcTec DeckingUltra durable design� Lightweight Momentum Superlite 6000 aluminum frameReduces calf fatigue, Achilles tendon strainGender specific, asymmetric ActiveFit BindingRazor-sharp, carbon steel Anaconda CramponTubbs Mountaineer Snowshoes for Men (pair)Access the backcountry with the new Tubbs� Mountaineer Snowshoes for Men (pair). Featuring the tried and true ActiveFit� binding and ActiveLift� heel lift, the Mountaineer snowshoes give you the go-anywhere, do-anything versatility you need to reach for the peaks or explore uncharted territory. 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. The 8-point Anaconda crampon� underfoot gives the Tubbs Mountaineer Snowshoes for Men (pair), supreme traction for even the most extreme terrain. Durable, lightweight and comfortable, you can count on your gear to get you anywhere you want to go. And, finally, gender-specific designs accommodate the unique needs of men and women without compromising excellence.
- SunnySports refers to the men's version