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jake thammMESSAGE_KEY: label.community.profile.wrotevideo NOT FOUND IN REPOSITORY on December 2, 2018

a day of snowshoeing at the top of Hoosier Pass after 18" of snow fall and a beautiful Breckenridge day. It's the short story of how Eva got started and what it is. take a look at how maneuverable it is . on flat stuff, you can really stretch out, on deep stuff it still does better than aluminum shoes of the same size.

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jake thammwrote a review of on November 14, 2017

Forbes Magazine Review of the EvaAllFoam
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Forbes Magazine did a review of the new Eva All-Foam Snowshoes in the "Great Winter Sports Gifts" November 13, 2017 article and here's the excerpt
Excerpt:

"Sometimes you come across a new product and you wonder why no one really thought of it before. That’s the way I felt when I tried out a pair of Crescent Moon Eva All Foam Snowshoes. What, are you asking, can be so different about a pair of snowshoes? Well, I’ve used the venerable wood and leather snowshoes of old, and I was an early adapter in the 80’s of the first efforts to fashion snowshoes using tubular aluminum. I’ve also used those hard plastic racquets favored in Switzerland and France, and pretty much every variation on the above.

But Crescent Moon Eva’s are something different again: snowshoes made from dense foam. The treads have rectangular teeth on the outer edge and the main kick bed is stationary, with a series of tough plastic triangular teeth in groups of three, a veritable tread. They remind me a bit of snow tires in terms of their grip. They’re lightweight and eminently packable – there are no jagged metal teeth to catch onto anything else. The foam they use is dual density, like the stuff you find in your running shoes. The walk is cushioned in a way that conventional snowshoes are not. Because the foot is fixed, you don’t get the see saw effect that conventional snowshoes offer. It’s closer to traditional shoes. They’re great for walking and I suspect that runners will seek them out as well, because of their simplicity of movement. I walked much faster than I do in normal snowshoes but if there’s a caveat, it’s that they’re not necessarily designed for backcountry. That’s okay, considering that most people putting on snowshoes are going for a walk in the woods, not a mountain ascent and descent. The price is about 40% less than traditional snowshoes as well. $159 Crescent Moon Eva All Foam Snowshoes"

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jake thammwrote a review of on March 22, 2016

OutdoorsNW Magazine Editor Loves Them
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are fantastic shoes! I have used them several times now. The design and function of them make the activity so enjoyable I can’t see how anyone would not want to partake in the adventure. I also took my Mom up for her very first snowshoeing experience. She was worried that they would be clunky and hard to maneuver around. She was VERY happily surprised at just how easy it was for her to walk in the snow with these.

I found them to be easy to get on and off and especially super lightweight. While I traded with my Mom, I was using some MSRs that were not even close in comparison. Flat out……. these are the best snowshoes I have ever had on my feet! Which now means that every other pair will ”pale in comparison”.

Winter may be over on the calendar her but not according to Mother Nature. 

Thanks so much Crescent Moon. Keep up the fantastic work. It shows!

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jake thammwrote a review of on February 3, 2016

Crescent Moon Gold 10 picked as top
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

3. Crescent Moon Gold 10 ($279)
Crescent Moon Gold 10 snowshoes
Type: Backcountry
Length: 32 in.
Weight: 4 lbs. 15 oz.
What we like: Made in the U.S.A. and best-in-class binding comfort.
What we don’t: Traction falls a little short on steep inclines.
Women’s version: Crescent Moon Gold 15
The Crescent Moon Gold 10 is a beefed-up and longer backcountry version of the popular Gold 9 above. In addition to five more inches of length, it shares a similar stainless steel traction system but with an extra set of claws near the ball of your foot. The teardrop design remains and is great for active snowshoers that really like to move. The Gold 10 still isn't as grippy or light as the MSR Lightning Ascent above, but it handles a wider variety of terrain from trails to powdery rolling hills and moderate ascents.

Keep in mind that these shoes can only handle hikers up to 225 pounds in average snow conditions, so larger folks or those carrying a lot of equipment may want to consider the expedition grade Gold 17 (37 inches long and can handle up to 300 pounds). The Gold 17 is overkill for recreational snowshoeing but can handle off-trail use through deep snow with relative ease. As with all Crescent Moon Gold Series snowshoes, the 10 is made in the U.S.A. and comes with a lifetime warranty.
See the Crescent Moon Gold 10

- See more at: http://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-snowshoes#sthash.2Nh6DUJV.dpuf

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jake thammwrote a review of on February 3, 2016

Crescent Moon Gold 9 picked as "BEST"
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

1. Crescent Moon Gold 9 ($265)
Crescent Moon Gold 9 snowshoes
Type: Recreational / Backcountry
Length: 27 in.
Weight: 4 lbs. 7 oz.
What we like: Comfortable and light on the foot.
What we don’t: Expensive for not being a full backcountry design.
Women’s version: Crescent Moon Gold 13
Crescent Moon operates a little differently than other gear manufacturers, and that's not a bad thing. First, they specialize in snowshoes—that's pretty much the only thing the company makes. Second, they place a serious focus on their manufacturing process, hand making all shoes in the U.S.A. at their Boulder-based factory and using materials that are free of PVC, VOCs and other harmful chemicals. And finally, they have a great formula and don't feel the need to make drastic changes year after year based on current whims. Simply put, we think the Crescent Moon Gold 9 is the best overall snowshoe on the market.

The aluminum frame of the Gold 9 is durable, the three-claw traction system is effective on most flats, rolling hills, and technical terrain, and the bindings are comfortable and easy to put on. Also, we love the teardrop shape: the shoes are 27 inches in length for good float but it's easy to move on the snow and cover ground. For a cheaper recreational shoe from Crescent Moon, the Silver 9 lacks a coating on the frame, has inferior but still serviceable bindings, and aluminum claws instead of stainless steel. If you snowshoe a lot or plan to use them for years, we think the step up to the Gold Series is worthwhile.
See the Crescent Moon Gold 9

- See more at: http://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-snowshoes#sthash.2Nh6DUJV.dpuf

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jake thammMESSAGE_KEY: label.community.profile.wrotevideo NOT FOUND IN REPOSITORY on October 7, 2014

Here's a quick video on who the company is and what makes their snowshoes so different from other brands. All of their snowshoes are made in Colorado (that's different!) and the binding system is recognized as "great" with an anatomical fit; beautiful frames and overall design make these shoes beautiful to look at - and even better to wear.

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