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    9 Reviews


    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
    24 x 10 in
    Surface Area
    214 sq in
    Heel Risers
    Recommended User Weight
    <243 lbs
    Recommended Use
    Claimed Weight
    [pair] 4.7 lbs

    Tech Specs

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    Snowshoe convert with the Hikr

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These are fantastic snowshoes for true off-trail, backcountry travel. I had been a snowshoe doubter prior to using the Fimbulvetr Hikr, but these bad-boys converted me.

    Size: The Hikr's are wider than some other brands, and at 5'8", it took me a few minutes to adjust my gait, but it was easy to adapt. Their girth also allows them to have a shorter tail as well, which makes plunge stepping downhill a breeze. The main downside of the width for me was that they were bulky when strapped to a pack - but the light-weight design makes up for it.

    Comfort: These snowshoes are great on gentle slopes, but they really excel on the uphill. Fantastic grip - from the snowshoe itself as well as the crampon, and the suspension system adds tremendous benefit when cutting across steep sidehills

    Straps: I found these really intuitive and stayed locked in with ease, but my boyfriend had a hard time getting his foot positioned over the crampon. It's worth it to spend time getting the foot aligned in the system, or the bindings do tend to move a little.

    These snowshoes are a great flotation system, and though pricey, are worth it if you spend serious time off-trail in steep or varied terrain. These aren't necessarily for your casual packed trail near the parking lot - but for getting backcountry, these are worth it.

    Overall, a solid product...

      I live in the Adirondack Mountains. It is WET and COLD and so as much as I'd love to say that I'm constantly dealing with DEEP snow. It's not that often. When we do, these babies float and they are not annoyingly squeaky at all like your usual plastic snowshoe. The crampons are burly enough to stand up to our bullet-proof ice. The binding system with the all-direction hinge was awesome for uneven terrain (to include post-holed trails). They had nice flex, even in bitter cold temps. There are very few moving parts to break - overall really streamlined design. Therein lies the only issue, the straps/buckles can get a little iced up in really trying wet/slushy conditions.

      I love how light they are, not at all awful to strap to a pack.

      They felt a little wide for my natural gait, but certainly not the worst I've experienced. I'm 5'4 (ish), 115 so they'd likely be fine for most.

      Overall, a solid product...

      Fall a little short

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

      I really wanted to like these snowshoes as the design looks fantastic.

      Pros: great retention system - easy to get in and out of without any pain points on the feet. Possibly the best showshoe retention system I've seen that's not boa.

      Cons: The shoes are really wide so you're constantly rubbing the insides of the shoes together. Crampons fill with ice and snow and traction is reduced when this happens. Heel risers get filled with ice and snow and become impossible to engage.

      This snowshoe looked fantastic on paper but in real world usage, they fell a little short.

      Good idea but straps not great

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

      As mentioned in other comments, the bindings weren't great. I attempted multiple times to place my foot in a certain way to avoid them getting caught under the front arch but after a while, my foot slipped forward.

      The snowshoes were light and flexible. Enjoyed the design, length and felt comfortable going uphill utilizing the heel lift.

      Nice design and technology (edit)

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is an edit from my last review in which I was having issues with the bindings. Since then, the customer service team has contacted me twice to provide me with information and assistance.

      The bindings are minimalist and a bit tricky, like some have mentionned. This is a natural downside to having a system that fits any boot/shoe. The main aspects to keep in mind to have a good experience are foot and buckles positioning. If you have any trouble, contact the Fimbulvtr team and they'll provide you with pictures.

      When attached correctly, the bindings are stable and more comfortable than many others as your feet are not stuck in a rigid platform. This can at first feel strange, but it's for the best !

      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. Going up and down a mountain was easy with these on, even in bad/icy conditions.

      My experience has been very positive (after taming the bindings!) and I highly recommend the Hikr !

      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.