The Rotating Toe Cord design enables the tail of the snowshoe to drop, shedding snow and reducing cardio-respiratory strain by 7% while a Rotation Limiter prevents over-rotation
The Viper 2.0 carbon steel toe crampon's jagged tooth construction maximizes weighted traction and responsiveness
The aggressive tangs in the toe crampon function well in the snow
Designed to make steep ascents easier, the Active Lift heel lift reduces calf fatigue and Achilles tendon strain
It can be easily pulled up and down
19° Backcountry heel lift is ideal for extreme steeps
The patented Flex Tail technology allows the snowshoe to roll more naturally from heel to toe
The Flex Tail absorbs shock from the heel strike, reducing the amount of stress on joints
Tubbs advanced Torsion Deck allows torsional articulation throughout the body of the snowshoe, enhancing traction, biomechanics and comfort on uneven terrain
The Dynamic Fit binding integrates the Boa Closure System with the comfort of EVA foam to produce even pressure distribution around your boot creating precise fit and optimized control
Releasing the binding is as simple as pulling up on the Boa dial
The 3D-Curved Traction Rails ensure superior side-hill grip in hard-packed and icy conditions
The curved shape helps prevent fore-aft slippage on steeper terrain
Rated 5 out of
Fast. Simple. Secure. Floats like a cruise ship.I've got to say I'm really impressed with these snow shoes. These things have it all. Comfy flex built into the body makes it conform to the snowy terrain even if you're at a weird angle. The traction is top notch! I was hiking with a friend who had some rental MSR's and I was sticking where they were sliding. Despite the aggressive tread though I never felt like I was having to work hard to move these things forward. The holes in the back help to clear snow easily while also adding some more traction (You can never have too much). I got the chance to use the heel bar and it made a huge difference when climbing steep or nearly vertical trail features. I weighed around 165ish with all my gear and only on the most powdery of pow did I find myself wishing I had more shoe under me. For the most part these guys had plenty of float. Finally, the crown jewel of these shoes is the binding system. Extremely easy to use with no pressure points. They're on and ready to go in no time!
Since snowshoes distribute by weight, what is the weight limit. I am a 190 pound woman and most snowshoes for women say they distribute up to 160 pounds so I thought I'd check out the men's.
Asked by: Lisa
Thanks for the question! The Men's Flex VRT size 24 will hold up to 190 pounds. I would like to mention that Men's snowshoes are designed to fit a larger boot in general. So you might not get a secure binding hold as you would in a Women's snowshoe. We do have a Tubbs Women's Panoramic Snowshoe available in sizes 25 & 30. The 25 has an optimal load weight of 120-200 lbs and the size 30 has a load weight of 170-250 lbs. I included a link below for you to check them out. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-01-05
What is the optimum size for a man weighing 180, walking in deep powder, with these shoes?
Asked by: Debra 13
Great question! The size 24 has an optimal load of 190 lbs and the size 28 is 220 lbs. Optimal Load refers to the total weight of the user plus anything they are carrying - such as a pack, equipment, etc. Recommended loads are based on light, dry snow conditions. Powder snow may require a larger snowshoe. Hope this helps!