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Hiking doesn't stop for winter.
- Item #TUB0075
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Really a great snowshoe and a bargain
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Got this snowshoe despite all of the negative reviews. Turns out it a really nice product and works very well for trail hiking. Not a mountaineer or jogging shoe. I have been snowshoeing since 1970 and have gone through quite a few snowshoes. This one is a real good one. For those with heel strap slippage I will recommend that they look at the North Face Chilkat III boot. It has a built in heel for snowshoe straps. (and it is water proof and gator compatible)
Solid beginner shoes
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Sadly, since I bought these, we haven't had much in the way of snow. I did just bring these to upstate NY, but even there I couldn't find much powder. Still, these made hiking around a lot easier. Distributes your weight so you don't sink in too much. Even did a decent job gripping going up and down hills. I'm not running in these or logging crazy miles. I just want to be able to walk a trail after a snowfall, and I think these will be adequate for the job.
I'm 5'-1", 145, and I have the 25" set. I took off a star for the heel strap issue the other reviewers mentioned. I can get it to lock in, but only after much tugging and struggling.
Tubbs Frontier Snowshoe - Women's
frustrating heel issue!!!!!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought these snow shoes to replace the ones I had for 10 years. Loved the snowshoe and the ease of the foot binding. The heel strap is another story. The design does not allow you to tighten and have it stay put. The strap would come loose and slide down my boot. I am returning them today just for that reason. I did notice that on the Wilderness and Journey Shoes they have a different heel binding. Might try one of those. If Tubbs were to fix this issue I would would buy The frontier again.
Solid Start to Snowshoeing
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
Feels like a trapper trekking over the snow in the woman's Frontier Tubbs snowshoes. They work well on the flats and hills, allowing for a little snow to pass through the frame so sinking isn't an issue. Super easy to strap on, but did have some problems with the back strap sliding off. Fixed that by pointing the toes of hiking boots down into front and using gravity to help buckle the back straps as tight as possible.
Tubbs Wm's Frontier Snowshoe
An incredible value for trail blazers and families alike, the Frontier now features the new 180 EZ binding for ultimate ease-of-use and comfort. The Frontier's lightweight and gender-specific design gives you the most efficient stride for packed trails while the Recreational crampon system gives you the bit you need for gentle, rolling terrain.
How do you decide whether to order 21" or...
How do you decide whether to order 21" or 25"since my weight would fit either one?
When your weight fits both sizes, I would suggest looking at your terrain. If you usually go in deep powder, size up to have more flotation. If you are usually on packed trails, I'd size down so you can have more maneuverability. Hope that helps!