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Backcountry-ready for any snow conditions.
- TX 45 ripstop decking is lightweight, durable, and abrasion-resistant, but still stays soft in sub-zero temps
- Eagle crampon system with 360-degree stainless steel crampon grips ice and hardpack, provides traction over uneven terrain, and features a powder coating to help prevent snow and ice build-up
- The Delta Hinge and injection-molded binding base allow a smooth swing, resist buckling sideways, and keep your strides efficient and predictable
- Pointed V-tail plunges into the snow when you descend steep slopes, and allows for an easy, natural stride
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packing some weight
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I sometimes see ultralight backpacking and regular backpacking as two different sports. The RF Alpine may not be your ultralight snowshoe. But winter is the time of year that I do not compromise on gear. When I outfit for the worst conditions I am not all that concerned about a couple of extra pounds here and there. Sure the RF Alpine may weigh a pound more than the ultralight, but I need a snowshoe with the extra strength and flotation to traverse in a blizzard if I need to and not have to leave any gear behind. Yes, I just might be out there in the dead of winter in that type of weather, by myself.