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Fimbulvetr Hikr Snowshoe

$269.95

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    4 Reviews

    Details

    Hell froze over.

    In Norse mythology, Fimbulvetr is the mighty winter following Ragnarök's apocalypse. In the outdoor industry, Fimbulvetr redesigned the snowshoe so the Hikr Snowshoe can handle the post-apocalyptic winter. The Hikr handles any terrain with superlight convenience and reliable traction. Its fully recycled DuPont Hytrel frame is highly durable, surprisingly flexible, and very light for maximum flotation in heavy powder. The frame comes in an 3D-mapped, asymmetric design for an ergonomic performance.

    Fimbulvetr's patented All Direction Hinge distributes your weight in all directions so you can stroll over steep, off-angled terrain with ease. The B4 Binding accommodates any shoe, and there are stainless steel crampons to bite into ice and slippery snow for reliable traction. Fimbulvetr added heel lifts, which contribute to the 12 total components that make up the Hikr, meaning it's less likely to break.

    • DuPont Hytrel unibody
    • All Direction Hinge
    • B4 Binding
    • Stainless steel Fenris Crampons
    • Heel lift
    • Asymmetric design
    • Item #FIM0004

    Tech Specs

    Frame Material
    DuPont Hytrel (thermoplastic elastomer)
    Crampon Material
    stainless steel
    Dimensions
    24 x 10 in
    Surface Area
    214 sq in
    Binding
    B4
    Heel Risers
    yes
    Recommended User Weight
    <243 lbs
    Recommended Use
    snowshoeing
    Claimed Weight
    [pair] 4.7 lbs

    Tech Specs

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    Nice design and technology, poor binding

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    First, it is to be mentionned that I was 95% sold to these snowshoes before even getting them. I chose them over cheaper models that I knew reliable because of their design and technology. I was however aware that it was still a bit of a gamble because of the few reviews, almost half being not so positive.

    Let's start with the good points. These snowshoes look and feel great. They are also sturdy. The Hinge is a good idea and delivers well. You get a more flexible and natural feel than on regular snowshoes.

    Now, for the downers... the bindings ! Unless I'm missing something (I'm still waiting for an answer from their team), it took me several tries to get them properly secured. Even then, I didn't feel 100% confident they'd stay in place for a long time. Common problems I experienced was having my feet slowly moving under the front arch of the snowshoes, the back strap going under my boot or the straps loosening. I had to tight them up very intensely. This could unfortunately be a dealbreaker for me. On a minor note, the straps are also long and can hardly be fixated. They tend to move on the sides of the snowshoes which make me fear for their durability (they are only backpack-like straps after all).

    At this stage, I therefore cannot recommend these snowshoes until they fix the bindings (or answer me, if I'm missing something) considering their price.

    Different in a good way

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm a big guy and these give me plenty of float. As everyone has noted, they're weird compared to other snowshoes, but weird in this case is good. They have lots of grip on steep slopes, they're sturdy, and in general, I don't have any complaints.

    As someone else noted, the bindings, while simple, were a bit frustrating at first because they weren't what I was used to, but they aren't cheap. They're strong, and after a few minutes of fiddling with it, I realized they're plenty easy as well.

    The wife will learn to love them

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    When we first got them I was shocked at how big they were, but after picking them up I realized that these just might do the trick. They are a completely different design than what I am used to when dealing with snow shoes. The strap system is very easy to work with, as the wife had them on her feet and ready to go before I even got my first snowshoe strapped in. While the strap was a little long after tightening them up I see these being a huge success moving forward with more and more use. If you want a snowshoe that can basically blow through anything that comes in its way I strongly recommend giving these a try.

    Sad bindings and colors not as shown

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Cool platform design but sad bindings and no instructions to properly secure them - $270 shoes with cheap bindings - too long and extra long drag in snow - have to tie them out of the way - not thought through at all - seriously thinking about sending 2 new pairs back - very disappointed. Plus colors suck - orange is not vibrant - more of a burnt/dull orange and white is a putty-off white.