The Silver 10 Snowshoes by Cresent Moon. The Siver 10 is recommended for recreational snowshoers up to 225 lbs including your gear and is designed for on or off trail fun. The simple cam-locking buckle system is easy to use and provides a comfortable fit for shoe sizes up to 13. For a shoe that provides great flotation in deep snow the Silver 10 is remarkably lightweight and maneuverable.
FEATURES of the Silver 10 Snowshoes by Cresent Moon
Teardrop shaped frame for more athletic feel than traditional shapes
Cam-locking buckle binding system which provides a perfect performance fit
3 aluminum crampon system featuring the intuitive toe claw design
Teardrop shape frame for a natural stride and optimal flotation
"Simplified SPL" binding with single-pull loop system that secures your foot in all directions
Aluminum three-claw traction system for ultimate control
TGS decking material is very durable for all snow conditions
Aircraft grade polished Aluminum frame
Rated 5 out of
Hurricane Bobq from
The Best Snowshoe on the MarketA bold claim, true. Why are they the best snowshoes currently on the market? Because of the shape, and the bindings.
But first, a bit of background. Modern snowshoes are all, without exception, made of high quality aluminum for the frames. The deckings are made out of a variety of materials, but in the main they all hold up well and are tear resistant. This means that if you puncture one, it won't shred before your backcountry trip is over. Crampons are similarly similar: they all work.
That leaves shape and bindings. The tapered shape of Crescent Moon snowshoes means that you can walk more normally--more like a person, and less like a duck. The shape of the shoes is such that you don't have to alter your stride. No more duck walks with Crescent Moons! Over the course of a multi-day trip, your hips will thank you.
Now, the bindings: simply the best. The ratcheting system used in Crescent Moons is both durable and simple to use. This technology has been used in cycling shoes as well--the plastic notched strap goes through the ratchet, which is then engaged until they are tight. Your boots will never involuntarily come out of a Crescent Moon snowshoe binding.
I have used these extensively in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the Minnesota-Canadian border, and recommend them without hesitation. The icing on the cake? They're US made. How about that?
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of
Durable!I have had Crescent Moon snowshoes for quite a while now and they hold up great. Well designed and easy to use.