Tubbs Mountaineer Series

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I have the women's 25 snowshoe, and with this being…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
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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Tubbs Mountaineer Snowshoes for Women (pair) - 2012 ModelFor the backcountry buff who thrives in harsh winter climates and needs the most from their gear, there is the Mountaineer. The Tubbs Mountaineer Snowshoes for Women (pair)-2012 Model, will give you go anywhere, do anything versatility you need to get you wherever you want to go. Tried and true, the Mountaineer is designed to excel in any adventure, whether an icy traverse on Mount Everest or a deep powder ascent in the Rocky Mountains. The 8-point Anaconda crampon underfoot gives supreme traction for even the most extreme terrain. The 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 Momentum Super lite 6000 aluminum frame is maneuverable and comes in a gender specific frame shape to accommodate men's and women's specific gaits. The Tubbs Mountaineer Snowshoes for Women (pair) - 2012 Model is durable, lightweight and comfortable, the 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.

- SunnySports

Float through pow and dig into steeps on the Tubbs Women's Mountaineer Snowshoe, an all-terrain beast. It may be the carbon and steel Anaconda toe and Python heel crampons or 19-degree heel lift that make for animal ascents, but it's the impact-eating upturned tail, shock-absorbing articulation, and lightweight women-specific fit that keep you happy on long-haul adventures.

- Backcountry.com

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 Women's Mountaineer 21 8" x 21" 136 in^2 4.3 lbs 80-150 lbs Women's Mountaineer 25 8" x 25" 178 in^2 4.5 lbs 120-200 lbs Women's Mountaineer 30 9" x 30" 234 in^2 5.1 lbs 170-250 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

Carry your snowboard on your back and climb the mountain in your Tubbs Women's Mountaineer Series Snowshoes. 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 provide stability on ice.

- Backcountry Outlet