Needs Better Quality Control
I wanted to love these snowshoes! When I received the first pair I noticed the sound of a rolling metal object - most likely a rivet, used in construction - in the front tube of one of the shoes. I decided that I simply could not deal with that sound for the next twenty years of ownership. So, I promptly returned them and ordered a second pair. The second pair did not even come out of the shipping box, as one of the snowshoes had the same problem. All I had to do is tilt the box back and forth to hear that same annoying sound - back they went. I subsequently ordered a pair of Tubbs and they were perfect!
Cuddos to Backcountry for their effortless return policy. I just logged in, printed a return label, and when UPS scanned it, backcountry made the credit card refund.