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Looking for a hiking snowshoe for my active...

Looking for a hiking snowshoe for my active daughter 135 lbs . Don't think she'll need the mountaineer shoe so I was looking at the tubbs
Women's flex series. My concern is that they are plastic. Are they durable?

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The only bits that are plastic are the bindings, and the deck. The frame is aluminum, the crampons are steel. That is pretty common these days in hiking shoes. These would be about perfect for her assuming of course she is not hauling a pack weighing 30+lbs, if so you might want to look into a bigger shoe, a 25" would be ideal and give her more float while backpacking. If she is just going to be out doing day hikes and just fun trips out in the woods the 21" will be perfect for her. Tubbs quality is top notch, and I can assure you that these are more than durable enough for her, and should last her many happy years.