The Tubbs Mountaineer Snowshoe is a great option for those back-country adventures… when you want to go off of the beaten path and make a trail of your own. It is a wonderful feeling of freedom when you can go places that most hikers or cross country skiers can’t or won’t go. The Tubbs Mountaineer Snowshoe helps you to get to that peace and solitude when you are seeking it most.
The Mountaineer Snowshoes come with the “8 point Anaconda” crampon, which helps you to keep your traction on otherwise treacherous footing. The Andaconda’s 8 teeth are made of a durable carbon steel. Not only do you have the 8 toothed snake traction in the front, the Mountaineers also come with an aggressive heel crampon underneath your boot, which they refer to as the “Python.”
Along with the steep uphill traction provided with the Anaconda crampons, the Tubbs Mountaineers come with a heel lift, which you can engage for those long, steep climbs. The heel lift will help to keep your feet more level throughout the duration of the accents, therefore reducing calf fatigue.
The Mountaineers come in three different sizes: 8″ x 25″, 9″ x 30″, and 10″ x 36″. The longer the snowshoe, the more floatation it will provide when the snow is deep and powdery.
The Mountaineers are fairly lightweight for a back-country snowshoe. They are made out of Tubbs’ “Momentum Superlight 6000″ aluminum. The 25″ shoe weighs in at 4.7 lbs/pair, the 30″ model is 5.3 lbs, and the 36″ weighs 5.8 lbs.
They also come in gender specific models. Tubbs’ “Active Fit+” binding helps the shoe to fit without those pesky pressure points. The women’s binding can fit size 5-11 boots and the men’s can accommodate up to a size 13.