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Go for a walk in the snowy woods.
- Soft Strike pad absorbs shock and reduces joint and muscle stress
- Sleek, slim tail means you can glide along with a more natural stride (instead of a bow-legged cowboy swagger)
- 3D-Curved Traction Rails use a curved shape for back and front grip when you're navigating across steep, hardpacked or icy hills
- Torsion Deck allows for side-to-side movement throughout the body of the snowshoe for a more comfortable feel and traction on uneven terrain
- Flex Tail absorbs shock and allows the snowshoe to roll more naturally from heel-strike to toe-off
- This snowshoe is part of Tubbs' Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Series
- On packed snow, the snowshoe works for all weights
- For powder, snowshoe is best for up to 155lb
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If I weigh 165 lbs, do I buy this size? ...
If I weigh 165 lbs, do I buy this size? Is this the only size 22" available for a woman? Is the men's 24" a different shape, or do I order that?
Sometimes snowshoe brands will have some design distinctions between the mens and womens versions, but that is really not the case with the Tubbs Flex NRG Snowshoe beyond length and color. While you would likely do fine with the womens 22" I would recommend the 24" men's version as it will give you better float while sacrificing very little in maneuverability.
As an alternative I would highly recommend the MSR Lightning Flash or Lightning Axis Snowshoes which both come in a 25" womens version. I own the mens Lightning Ascent and their grip on steep surfaces is unmatched in snowshoes.
If you're coming in at 165 lbs without your gear. I'd suggest taking the weight of the gear you'll be taking with you on your snowshoe adventures. Once you have the combined weight of you and your gear, I would use that weight to determine the proper snowshoe.
As Michael has mentioned, I'd go with a 24'' or 25'' snowshoe in your case.
Personally I have the Men's Lightning Ascent and I just gifted my sister a pair of the Women's Lighting Ascent's. They're built like a brick-out-house. I've had them for a few years now and they've never failed me, while I've watched others have countless problems with their Tubbs. Don't get me wrong, Tubbs makes a nice product but MSR takes the cake with quality and durability.
PS if you're doing steep terrain make sure you look at snowshoes with a heel elevator. Other wise your calves will seek revenge on you mid-snowshoe.
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Tubbs Flex NRG Snowshoe - Women's
Would you wear running shoes with these,...
Would you wear running shoes with these, or winter boots?
I would wear something with a bit of a cuff (in Tim's video below looks like they are using a Garmont mid-top). If you pair a lower shoe with this snowshoe a gaiter will help keep your socks dry. Running shoes also tend to be significantly colder than a winter boot or shoe.
Tubbs Wm's NRG Snowshoe
The feature-rich FLEX NRG is the gold standard for ergonomic comfort. The patented Soft Strike zone is coupled with the biomechanically-designed FLEX Tail to make the FLEX NRG a dream for your joints, and the new, slim deck shape makes your fitness and recreational endeavors more natural and comfortable.