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Tubbs Flex VRT

photo: Tubbs Flex VRT backcountry snowshoe
Version reviewed: 29-inch version

Tubbs Flex VRT are Tubbs' flagship snowshoe for exploring the backcountry. The BOA lacing system, aggressive crampon, and televator bar makes them ideal for long icy climbs on snow/ice covered trails.

Pros

  • BOA lacing system easy with gloves
  • Aggressive crampons plus televator bar for easy backcountry climbing

Cons

  • BOA system can pinch
  • Not a huge deck for excessive powder

The Tubbs Flex VRT are excellent snowshoes for exploring snowy and icy backcountry. They have the BOA lacing system for easy donning even with winter gloves. The aggressive crampons and televator bar make them great for climbing icy trails.

The smaller decks mean you sink a bit more if you're doing strictly off-trail in excessive powder. I am 250 pounds with equipment and love hiking in these on and off trail in the snow in the 29-inch version. My wife has the 25-inch women's version and loves them because of the easy donning and ability to climb.

One friend felt that the lacing system pinched the top of their foot compared to other strap configurations, but we never had this issue. 

Experience

I have climbed all the Catskill mountains in the wintertime and several Adirondack mountains in the winter. My family are avid hikers and mountaineers.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250

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Specs

Men's
Price MSRP: $279.95
Current Retail: $224.66-$279.95
Historic Range: $174.93-$279.95
Reviewers Paid: $250.00
Sizes 25, 29
Category Backcountry
Women's
Price MSRP: $279.95
Current Retail: $279.95
Historic Range: $174.93-$279.95
Sizes 21, 25
Category Backcountry
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