Tubbs Venture Series
Price Paid: rented
Rented them for the day at Crystal Mtn. in WA. They are light weight, and I didn't trip over them, as I trekked up the hill and made over a couple of switch back trails, which brought me to the top of the ski lift near some homes.
I loved being out in the wilderness alone with God in such beautiful country. As I was snowshoeing down the mountain, in powder the shoe slipped until I hit some ice. Going on someone else's blazed trail is easy, it's harder when you blaze your own through the untrekked snow...especially powder. I slipped and fell a couple of times, as it was very steep, then I just walked down in the same direction as if I were on skis. Much easier zig zagging down the hill, but still slipped. Probably would have had a better hike if I had the Tubbs Mountaineer.
Wow, what an excellent snowshoe for both beginners and for those of you who have been snowshoeing for years. I just bought a pair for my wife who has very little experience with snowshoes and she absolutely loves them.
So I bought a pair for myself and I can't believe how lightweight great they feel. Definitely worth it for the money. 5 Stars!
Price Paid: $159.95
Just bought it today. Live in Denver, we got about 30 inches wanted to walk around our neighborhood. 20 minutes into the walk they broke. The steel or aluminum rings that hold the shoe around the frame broke off. Don't think they are steel, which is the problem.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
For the spirited day hiker who wants superior snowshoeing technology without breaking the bank, there’s the Venture series. Loaded with great features including the proprietary Fit-Step™ frame, and the RII Revolution Response pivot system, the Venture has raised the bar for spirited day hikers.
- GearX.com refers to the men's version
The Tubbs Venture Women's Snowshoe is perfect for those day hikes with moderate to steep slopes in any type of snow. It features the Tubbs ReAct binding that custom fits any women's boot to size 11 and asymmetric (L/R) design with Cinch Pull for easy exit. The new Fit-Step rockered frame promotes a natural stride while the SureTrac aluminum crampon system with 'Split Claw' design ensures reliable traction during ascents, descents and side slope traverses.
- CampSaver.com refers to the women's version
For the spirited day hiker who wants superior technology without breaking the bank, there's the Tubbs Venture snowshoes made exclusively for Eastern Mountain Sports.
- EMS refers to the men's version
The Tubbs Venture 36 snowshoes are made for deep powder explorations. Lightweight, 6000-series aluminum frames feature broad, rounded tails for flotation and balance over powder and packed trails. Waterproof TriTec(TM) decking, a weave of PVC and polyester fabric, provides lightweight flotation and is virtually maintenance-free. ReAct(TM) bindings form closely around boots, and asymmetrical bases mimic boot shape to enhance fit and eliminate sloppy movement. ControlWings(TM) align and center heels for stability, a plus when traversing slopes. SureTrac aluminum toe and heel crampons provide responsive traction over varied terrain, including ascents and descents. Fits a wide variety of boot styles and sizes. Recommended load specification includes weight of hiker with gear. Closeout.
- REI refers to the men's version