Select your style & size:Select options
With this kind of jumpstart, they'll think you've been cutting trail for years.
Get a head start on your snowshowing education with the easy-to-use Tubbs Xplore Snowshoe. Geared to ease you into the sport and propel you into snow-stomping adventure, it has a lightweight aluminum frame with an impact-reducing upturned tail, rotating, snow-shedding toe cord, and a super-quick and easy binding system. Control Wings keep your heel aligned for optimal efficiency, and grippy crampons give you sure footing when the fresh snow gets packed out.
- Fit-Step aluminum frame features an upturned tail for reduced muscular-skeletal impact on hip, knee, and ankle joints
- Rotating Toe Cord enables the tail to drop and sheds snow to lessen cardio-respiratory strain
- QuickPull binding cinches easily with the forefoot strap and unlocks with the push of a buckle; a pivoting toe-stop allows speedy adjustment
- Control Wings on either side of binding prevents heel slip-ups for energy efficiency
- Recreational crampon boasts a carbon and steel toe and a heel with front and rear braking teeth for killer grip on packed snow
- SoftTec decking is durable, lightweight for optimal float, smooth, and soft
- Item #TUB0090
- Q & A
Snowshoes for a variety of conditions!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
These are great snowshoes for the price! I used them in a variety of snow types. Soft, crunchy, slushy. They work great on steep and flat conditions. I used them with snowboard boots, but they work with a variety of shoes and boots. I wish they had the heal bar for climbing steep slopes.
Mind - officially blown
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I thought I needed women's snow shoes, I figured that I would be constantly stepping on myself if I didn't have an aggressively-shaped shoe.
I was so wrong!
We have at least 2 feet of snow so I borrowed my old man's longer, wider shoes to break the first trail around the place. The Tubbs Xplore worked really well!
Good traction, great loft, and I had no problem whatsoever with my stride. I enjoyed the heck out of them.
My Atlas Elektra 10's have just a little more grip going down hill, they have more aggressive heel traction. However, I found myself skiing a little bit on the long, steep stretches in both pairs.
Yesterday we cleared a dozen fallen trees that were mucking up our snowshoe trail. Dad finally marred the very tough Tubbs anodizing job - he nipped the tip of his snowshoe with his chainsaw! So there you have it, Tubbs are chainsaw-proof!
This weekend got me thinking that I may want to pick up a pair of men's snowshoes for carrying a backpack or for truly crappy snow conditions. I'll certainly be pointing more people toward Tubbs snowshoes.
We can see Silver Mountain from here!
Took a long hike and broke a lot of trail - Tubbs makes great snowshoes.
You can see my dad is wearing the gaiters that come in the Tubbs Xplore kit - they work very well.
Digging out the treestand
Borrowed Dad's Snowshoes to break trail - Wow! Fantastic performance.
Great Snowshoe - Tail-draggers
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I could do without the cutesy misspelling of "Xplore" but other than that, Tubbs did a great job on these snowshoes.
My dad picked up a 30" pair and has used them for one season, so far they've performed really well and show no signs of wear.
Seriously, there are no scrapes on the anodized tubing - my 'shoes look like a beaver with an angle grinder got after them.
Length and bindings should drive your snowshoe choice.
More length = more loft. Almost everyone I hang out with opts for the longest snowshoes they can find because we appreciate good loft, even in crappy snow.
Also, the ability to carry more weight cannot be oversold - every activity is more fun with food and booze along.
The Tubbs Xplore - seriously Tubbs, wtf, the misspelled name is also not plural? Why!? You know you sell them in pairs, right? *huff* Okay, I'm calm.
The Tubbs Explorers (let's just go with that, yeah?) are tail-draggers. That means the bindings allow your foot to flex naturally without lifting the back of the snowshoe.
Snow builds up on the deck of tail-draggers and has to be manually shaken off.
Some bindings have a torsion system that causes the tail of the snowshoe to flip with every step, this sheds snow buildup. Most folks argue that tail-flippers require less effort on the part of the hiker.
I have tail-flippers, I don't dislike them but all that flipped snow strikes my butt before it hits the ground. My bindings have loosened after a lot of miles so I've effectively had both systems. I prefer a dry ass - tail-draggers rule.
My dad is 5'7" and 178ish - obviously the 30" Tubbs loft him just fine. He opted for length so that we could use these backpacking or running a trapline. The heel and toe crampons appear to be effective so far.