Thanks for the question! The Flex RDG offers a secure fit regardless of the footwear being used with it. It only comes in one size, has a smaller design, and is best suited for light hikers or compact snow conditions. The crampons provide excellent traction for slippery, packed snow & ice - but little traction on loose snow surfaces. The RDG is a top pick for "ease of use" because of its BOA binding system and molded plastic decking. The Vertical is offered in two size options and is a combination of several different snowshoes. It was built for getting out onto steep & variable ground. Its decking adds up to 180 square inches and works well on firm to moderately soft snow & technical terrain. The size is average and the decking has enhanced traction. Overall, it comes down to where you plan on using the snowshoes & the ground conditions. The RDG is the more basic of the two. Hope this helps a little!
Date published: 2018-03-18