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Dion Snowshoes 121

photo: Dion Snowshoes 121 running snowshoe

Specs

Dimensions 7.2 x 20.7 in
Weight per pair 1 lb 9.0 oz (frames only)
Optimal Load Under 200 lbs
Surface Area 121 sq in
Recommended Uses Racing, Trail Walking
Origin Made in USA

Reviews

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

I've used my Dion lightweight snowshoes for snowshoe running and races for 10 years. They are the best! Easy to repair—take into a shoe repair shop for new rivets after 7 years. Parts easily available. Have done up to 8 races in a season. They have had lots of use and keep on going. Recommend 100%!

Pros

  • Lightweight. You don't even know that you are wearing them, they are so light.
  • Cleats for deep snow, wet snow (Teflon), and ice are easy to remove and put on, with a half-turn of a flat-head screwdriver.

Cons

  • The frame is strong, but the other bits and pieces do wear out with excessive use.

Have said enough above. They are exceptionally strong snowshoes.

Experience

This question has been answered above. Other metal snowshoes are twice as heavy. Used in all conditions and terrain and weather. Running and racing.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300 Canadian

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, John! Thanks for sharing your experience with Dion snowshoes, which seem to have a good rep with snowshoe runners. Being able to switch up the cleats on the same frame seems like a helpful option.


8 months ago

Lightweight racing snowshoe.

Pros

  • light
  • durable
  • customizable

This is Dion's smallest snowshoe with only 121 square inch surface designed for lighter runners racing in snowshoe races.

The snowshoe itself is an aluminum frame with a strong plastic membrane that provides the support on the snow. The shoe comes with a selection of bindings so it can be personalized or left with an adjustable binding so people with different size feet can share.

The cleats are easily swapped from standard to long for deep snow to stainless steel for rocky or icy conditions. Bindings and cleats from one frame can be used on other size frames so you can save money by buying one binding and one set of cleats and transferring them from your racing shoes to your backcountry snowshoes.

Source: borrowed it

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