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Tubbs Frontier Series

photo: Tubbs Frontier Series recreational snowshoe


Price MSRP: $149.95
Current Retail: $169.95
Historic Range: $31.98-$169.95
Reviewers Paid: $99.00-$118.00
Price MSRP: $149.95
Current Retail: $169.95
Historic Range: $79.98-$169.95


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

Good bindings. My Easton Artica trails broke and these were available. Seems to be just as good a binding and better crampons. Good buy.


  • Simple bindings
  • Track well


  • Not made in America
  • Like all shoes, bindings rivoted so difficult to replace. I wish manufacturers would make allen screwed on bindings so they can be repaired at home.
  • Plastic front instep clip might be a durability issue

Good shoes for the price. They seem on par with the Easton Articas I have.  The heel straps are a bit easier than the Easton ones as my articas (Easton) have nylon/web straps and when they get cold and wet they can stretch a little and make it hard to adjust heels. Not an issue with Tubbs as they use synthetics that feel like biothane to me, so they do not get hard to adjust in wet/cold. 

I have not had them long enough to speak on durability, but anticipate no issues. As mentioned above there is a black plastic clip that secures the instep strap. It is designed with ridges that lock in to tension the system for one snap on/off of shoe. This is all well and good, but hate to see plastic clips on a stressed thing like that — would rather see AL or light steel.

I would not let that be a deciding factor as most shoes use a like mechanism, just an observation. That was the one good thing about the Easton ones as they used plastic tensioners to hold the nylon strapping, but not a plastic clip inserted into it — less chance to wear out/break. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $118

Nice looking snowshoe, but prone to failure.


  • Style
  • Binding
  • Comfort


  • Materials
  • Squeaking

These were good snowshoes in terms of comfort and performance, and had good bindings that were easy to do up.

However, I had two sets in a row that failed in the field. The frame separated on one and the cleat broke on another, just with regular use on snow. One of them squeaked constantly as well.

Both pairs went back. Now I'm using a pair from Atlas. We'll see how those hold up.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $99


Thanks for the review. It's hard to take series 5-star ratings on a product that hasn't been used long. So this review, though short, carries more weight for me.

7 years ago

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