Tubbs XPlore Series
I had these snowshoes for about 4 hours until I was…
Price Paid: $119
I had these snowshoes for about 4 hours until I was ready to throw them away. The binding is what kills them. If you have feet bigger than size 11 they snap and click and slowly fall apart as you walk in them. Then if you try and pull the binding tighter on your foot there's a good chance its going to break in your hand.
I'm sure Tubbs has some better brands but you get what you pay for with the Xplore series. I payed $119 for them and returned them and bought a pair of Atlas snowshoes. I would not recommend them to a friend.
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Description of Tubbs Xplore SnowshoesThe best way to start snowshoeing Tubbs Xplore series is the lightweight, easy-to-use answer for the value-conscious adventurer wanting to try or experience the great sport of snowshoeing. The dependable Quick Fit binding is easier to use this year and wraps a wide variety of winter boot styles and sizes for men and women. Carbon steel toe and heel crampons keep you feeling secure on your journey, and the biomechanically-designed Fit-Step frame will keep you moving forward in comfort and confidence.FeaturesFit-Step Frame The innovative and biomechanical aluminum Fit-Step frame, designed with a slightly upturned, rounded tail, reduces muscular skeletal impact on hip, knee and ankle joints by 10.Rotating Toe Cord Rotating Toe Cord design enables the tail of the snowshoe to drop and snow to shed off the tail, reducing cardio-respiratory strain by 7. The underfoot pivot point also allows the toe traction teeth to bite deeply into the snow when weighted.Recreational Crampon Carbon steel toe and heel crampons feature front and rear braking teeth for a secure grip uphill, downhill and side hill in packed snow conditions.Quick Fit Binding The Quick Fit binding leverages Tubbs proprietary Control Wing technology and features a trouble-free single pull system for easy adjustment to a wide array of mens and womens boot sizes and styles.SoftTec Decking Tubbs SoftTec decking provides durable, lightweight flotation.
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
The Tubbs Mens Xplore 25 Snowshoe (120-200lbs) is the cure for cabin fever! These light weight easy to use snowshoes are for the value conscious snowshoer. The Explore Series new of '09 is equipped with the 'strap and go' Quick Fit binding for a secure fit from toes to heel. The pateneted Control Wing design wraps a wide variedty of boot styles and sizes and the simple, one pull strap system tightens around your boot quickly and seamlessly giving you a perfect fit. Getting out is also a breeze with Tubbs mitten/Glove Friendly release lever to ensure your fingers stay warm. The toe and heal crampon are made from their all new carbon steel that will secure your stride and keep you moving efficiently. Tubbs are durable and maintainence free, any step in these snow shoes will get you out of the cabin and out where the snow flies!
- UpsideOver refers to the men's version
Get a head start on your snowshowing education with the easy-to-use Tubbs Xplore Snowshoe. Geared to ease you into the sport and propel you into snow-stomping adventure, it has a lightweight aluminum frame with an impact-reducing upturned tail, rotating, snow-shedding toe cord, and a super-quick and easy binding system. Control Wings keep your heel aligned for optimal efficiency, and grippy crampons give you sure footing when the fresh snow gets packed out.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Tubbs Men's Xplore Snowshoe FEATURES of the Tubbs Men's Xplore Snowshoe Fit-Step Frame: Innovative and biomechanical aluminum Fit-Step frame, designed with a slightly upturned, rounded tail, reduces muscular skeletal impact on hip, knee and ankle joints by 10% Rotating Toe Cord: Design enables the tail of the snowshoe to drop and snow to shed off the tail, reducing cardio-respiratory strain by 7%. The underfoot pivot point also allows the toe traction teeth to bite deeply into the snow when weighted QuickPull: Intuitive forefoot strap on the QuickPull binding cinches easily and unlocks with one buckle push. The pivoting toe stop allows speedy adjustment and Control Wings keep your heel aligned Recreational Crampon: Carbon steel toe and heel crampons feature front and rear braking teeth for a secure grip uphill, downhill and side hill in packed snow conditions SoftTec Decking: Tubbs SoftTec decking provides durable, lightweight flotation The SPECS for Xpedition 21 Dimension: 8 x 21in. / 20 x 53 cm Weight: per pair: 42 lbs / 150 kg User Weight Gear: 80 - 150 lbs / 36 - 68 kg The SPECS for Xpedition 25 Dimension: 8 x 25in. / 20 x 64 cm Weight per pair: 4.5 lbs / 204 kg User Weight Gear: 120 - 200 lbs / 54 - 91 kg The SPECS for Xpedition 30 Dimension: 9 x 30in. / 23 x 76 cm Weight per pair: 4.6 lbs / 2.08 kg User Weight Gear: 170 - 250 lbs / 77 - 144 kg
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version